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How can I assign a bounty and the "accepted answer" checkmark to more than two equally good answers?

I posted a question and added a 100 point bounty. I got (so far) three equally great answers. Each of the answers approached the problem from a different angle. All three answers are independent. All ...
Timur Shtatland's user avatar
-3 votes
1 answer
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Allow high-reputation users or topic experts to "endorse" answers posted by other users

The problem I am a Physics Stack user and I made a feature request that I was told would be a better fit for the mother meta site. I am a user who primarily answers way more than I ask. In short, the ...
JohnA.'s user avatar
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2 votes
0 answers
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Do we receive notifications about new answers posted for a question on which I started bounty? [duplicate]

I started a bounty on a question. After I started the bounty, some answers were posted and I received notifications about these answers. P.S. I didn't follow the bounty question. Is receiving ...
Random Person's user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
267 views

How can I effectively assist a novice programmer with a bounty question?

Asking on Meta Stack Exchange has to do with effectively assisting a user who has posted a bounty on a question. Preface I'm currently interacting with a user who seems to have copied a project from ...
MendelG's user avatar
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-12 votes
2 answers
112 views

Should ongoing support be rewarded with additional upvotes?

I direct your attention to this answer which has been sustained and updated over time. Reading through the answer shows how times change and improvements warrant readdressing questions and answers. ...
Matt's user avatar
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2 votes
3 answers
101 views

How can I forcibly remove a question with no answers from the Bountied list?

If a question with bounty has an answer, you can award the bounty to that answer and that will remove the question from the Bountied list. Is it possible to remove the question (before the bounty is ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
79 views

How to receive a bounty from "Community"? [duplicate]

I was checking some bounties to see and realized that one of my answers was present on a newly bountied question. This one to be specific: 500 window is not defined nuxt3 and composition api I forgot ...
kissu's user avatar
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6 votes
0 answers
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Can Place a Bounty on a Locked Q/A, but Can't Award It [duplicate]

A few days ago, I revisited the infamous HTML Zalgo question. Seeing the "start a bounty" link, I clicked it. I ended up being able to place one on the question despite the entire Q/A post ...
Cole Tobin's user avatar
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5 votes
1 answer
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A possibly erroneous bounty auto-award message? I thought I already awarded it, but auto-award notification says it gave the full amount

Third time's a charm! Starting at +100 for my first bounty on Reference request (explaining) how optical correlators combine light from multiple telescopes to produce ultra-high resolution ...
uhoh's user avatar
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3 votes
1 answer
101 views

Bounties on questions without answers shouldn't start counting down until the first answer is posted, but still only stay featured for seven days [duplicate]

I think I understand How does the bounty system work? when no answers get posted: What happens if there's no answer after the bounty period? If, after the end of the bounty period, a question has no ...
AncientSwordRage's user avatar
5 votes
0 answers
83 views

Make it clear in the bounty dialog that it's not possible to reward your own answer

When a user sets a bounty on a question, the system doesn't allow them to reward their own answer: Can I award a bounty to my own answer? No. This used to be possible, but it has been disabled. The +...
Red's user avatar
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9 votes
1 answer
107 views

What should I do if I make a typo in my bounty text? [duplicate]

I know I can't edit it myself (there is a feature request to enable this). I just raised a custom moderator flag with an explanation and the replacement bounty text, but I don't want to waste their ...
Greedo's user avatar
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1 vote
0 answers
88 views

Cannot award bounty [duplicate]

In this question, I had started a bounty to draw more attention. When I got an extensive answer by user Eddie Kelley, I awarded the bounty to that answer. Immediately after this, I found that there is ...
user1934428's user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
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Is the minimum bounty now double your previous bounty? [duplicate]

I wanted to add an extra bounty to a question I had already bountied (at 100 rep) to make its reward comparable to a very similar question I had also bountied. I wanted to add another 150, but the ...
Ethan Furman's user avatar
8 votes
1 answer
117 views

Is there a policy for extending bounty periods in cases where there is SE network outage or maintenance? [duplicate]

If I start a bounty, I expect that bounty to last 7 days unless I award the bounty before the time of expiry. What happens if there is Stack Exchange Network maintenance or outage during that time? Is ...
acvill's user avatar
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0 votes
0 answers
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Getting "Question eligible for bounty since ..." but where is the location of the “start a bounty” button? [duplicate]

I'm getting "Question eligible for bounty since ..." on the following Stack Overflow question, but where is the location of the “start a bounty” button? How to open a program by bash script ...
Alfred.37's user avatar
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11 votes
1 answer
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Clearly mention the 75 reputation requirement to start a bounty in the help center page on bounties

On all sites, including beta sites and Stack Overflow for Teams sites, all users need at least 75 reputation to gain the privilege to start bounties. However, this requirement is not clearly mentioned ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
71 views

What will happen to the bounty offered if I delete my posts through which I've earned reputation?

What will happen to the bounty offered if I delete my posts through which I've earned reputation? For example, currently I have a reputation of 400+ in the Workplace and let's say I start a bounty for ...
19aksh's user avatar
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-12 votes
1 answer
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widely applicable question badge & tab

Edit There are millions of questions on Stack Overflow. I think a widely applicable to a large audience or reproducible question should organize some way, and that why I request this feature (for ...
نور's user avatar
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0 votes
0 answers
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Automatic bounty not awarded to an accepted answer [duplicate]

According to the current bounty documentation (November 2020): How is a bounty awarded? ... If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created ...
Christos Lytras's user avatar
10 votes
0 answers
131 views

Should bare URLs to SE posts show up as links in bounty messages, the same way that they do in comments?

From the answer to How does the bounty system work? Can I use Markdown formatting in the bounty remarks? Can I edit the remark? Bounty notices support the Markdown mini format used for comments, with ...
uhoh's user avatar
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-18 votes
4 answers
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Would it be better if bounties were NOT like ads?

Based on some disappointing early experiences with bounties, I asked this question. I'm new to Meta and didn't structure the question well for my goals, but with some help I've come away with a new ...
JakeRobb's user avatar
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2 votes
1 answer
174 views

Am I using bounties wrong, or misunderstanding them? [duplicate]

My understanding of the bounty system is that it is intended to help attract attention to questions that need more than they're getting, and to reward people who provide answers which are otherwise ...
JakeRobb's user avatar
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3 votes
0 answers
106 views

How do bounties on closed questions work? [duplicate]

I answered a question with a bounty and my answer was accepted, but the question was closed (it was flagged as needing to be more focused). What happens to the bounty? I didn't get it, and now there ...
Salvatore's user avatar
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1 vote
1 answer
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Does a bounty get awarded to the oldest answer or most recently edited answer? [duplicate]

When a bounty is automatically awarded, it goes to the first answer. Is this still the case when an answer was older, but was edited more recently by the original answerer than a newer answer with the ...
Salvatore's user avatar
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-4 votes
1 answer
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I've answered my own bounty question, and days later someone provided a duplicate answer, and the bounty goes to him? [duplicate]

I offered a bounty on this question that I asked last year. I have provided the answer with working code, and days later someone else provided a "duplicate" answer without code. Currently ...
daisy's user avatar
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8 votes
1 answer
253 views

If I set a bounty, will my reputation be deducted from that Stack Exchange site only?

I had got 100 reputation bonus on all Stack Exchange sites as association bonus. I need to set a 50 bounty on a question on the Biology Stack Exchange site. I understand my reputation will be deducted ...
user avatar
6 votes
3 answers
156 views

A user places a bounty on a question not theirs, can the OP withdraw their question from being bountied?

Situations where the OP might object to their question being bountied by someone else: The bounty benefactor is a well-known troublemaker and will (in all likelihood) award the bounty to either a low-...
Mari-Lou A Слава Україні's user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
85 views

Improve bounty notification "You must award it to an answer within 24 hours." when there are no answers

When the 7-day period of one of your bounties ends, you get the following message: Your bounty on question [question title] is completed. You must award it to an answer within 24 hours. (emphasis ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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9 votes
1 answer
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When a bounty is returned by moderator, is this shown in the revision history (timeline, SEDE)?

Moderators can refund the bounty to the users offering bounties. (However, this only happens in some rare situations.) If that happens, can we see this in the timeline and revision history? Is some ...
Martin's user avatar
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-9 votes
1 answer
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so far all bounties I have been awarded I have gotten after the grace period, is this just coincidence? [duplicate]

I have recently won a few bounties on stackoverflow. (I knew I would get them because the awarders told me in the comment they would give them to me or had flagged the answer as right) I eventually ...
quealegriamasalegre's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
56 views

Granting multiple bounties [duplicate]

I've recently asked a question where I was pleasantly surprised by the merit of answers. I did post a bounty that since has been granted automatically, with half of the amount (got a bit sidetracked ...
eithed's user avatar
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2 votes
1 answer
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What can't I see the bounty on the answer?

I awarded a bounty for my question about keys in vim on Feb 13th, to reward an existing answer. I delayed the final "OK" to get more views. Help said If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (...
jalanb's user avatar
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8 votes
1 answer
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Text of Bounty Grace Period notice is confusing

This bounty has ended. Answers to this question are eligible for a +50 reputation bounty. You have 19 hours to award this bounty. The question to which I awarded a bounty has exactly one answer, by ...
Luuklag's user avatar
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6 votes
2 answers
111 views

Why didn't I get any bounty after the question was accepted? [duplicate]

I have answered a question, and after the bounty expired, I didn't get any bounty. And the bounty was started by the question owner, the question owner accepted an answer during the bounty period, ...
TsaiKoga's user avatar
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-2 votes
1 answer
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What happens if a bounty is awarded automatically when there are 2 answers with an equal amount of upvotes? [duplicate]

From https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/16067/678412: What happens if I feel my question is still unanswered? / What is automatic awarding? Approximately 24 hours after the end of the bounty ...
stonar96's user avatar
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15 votes
1 answer
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Let me know earlier that I can't award a bounty within the first 24 hours

I've just started a bounty here, and though the FAQ states bounties can only be awarded 24 hours after starting them, this isn't immediately obvious and I have to confirm an IMPORTANT WARNING to ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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1 vote
2 answers
219 views

Can I get back the reputation of a bounty if the author accepts my answer?

Recently, by mistake, I've set a bounty for a question that was asked by another account. I've read a lot about bounty policies here, however, I don't understand my condition. The question hasn't ...
M. Rostami's user avatar
57 votes
2 answers
867 views

Why are bounties now also censored?

On the question Stack Overflow is doing me ongoing harm; it's time to fix it! there was some activity. As indicated per homepage activity by a user. So I clicked it and wanted to know what's ...
LаngLаngС's user avatar
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-7 votes
1 answer
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What if my post does not get answers? [duplicate]

What to do in that case? As far as I know, there is no way to request a particular member to answer my question. I put this up nearly a day and a half ago Wedge constraint relations No one ...
4d_'s user avatar
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2 votes
1 answer
216 views

Is it possible to avoid awarding a bounty on a low quality post? [duplicate]

I got only one answer to my question and it doesn't answer the question. After IMMENSE research I found my own answer and posted it. BUT The question has a bounty. This bounty is automatically going ...
Vogon Poet's user avatar
6 votes
2 answers
106 views

What's the best way to compose very long answers?

In the process of writing very long answers, whether on meta sites or main sites, what is the best way to format content for future visitors? For the record, I am not talking about the validity of ...
M.A.R.'s user avatar
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15 votes
2 answers
411 views

How should we handle questions that have been reposted after being deleted due to one downvote + SE's automated process to remove questions?

How should we handle questions that: have been reposted after being deleted due to one downvote + Stack Exchange's automated process to remove questions? received no comments (or all comments were ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
115 views

How come I didn't receive the bounty? [duplicate]

I have answered a bounty question on Stack Overflow, but I did not received any bounty and I don't know why. From What is a bounty? How can I start one? I understand that If I have an answer with 2 ...
Tamir Abutbul's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
63 views

Can a bounty be awarded to a non-accepted answer? [duplicate]

I have a problem one of the users who asked awhile ago about something related to SQL injection. I provided an answer for his problem, and some solutions, but he did not accept my answer nor did he ...
zerocool's user avatar
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-13 votes
1 answer
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Will we get our reputation back if bounty is not answered in SOF [2019]? [duplicate]

I saw many other old posts which states that we won't get our reputation back but I would like to know whether stackoverflow has added an option for it or not? If there is no feature till now please ...
NewbieProgrammer's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
61 views

Don't suggest awarding a bounty if there are no answers

If a bounty has ended for a question that doesn't have any answers, don't suggest awarding the bounty, some other text should be used. When the reason for the bounty was "This question has not ...
Motti's user avatar
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-11 votes
2 answers
182 views

Why don't I get my reputation back when my bounty ends without replies? [duplicate]

So I've been on stackoverflow for a while just replying question and now, for the first time asked something python-sqlalchemy related. I only got a reply that wasn't helpful so after a few days, I ...
Gamification's user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
56 views

50 reputation option does not exist in the bounty offer drop down list [duplicate]

After I clicked the "start a bounty" link, in the drop down list, the 50 reputation option did not exist:
Arulkumar's user avatar
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17 votes
1 answer
116 views

Is offering cross-site bounties allowed?

I came across this question on Stack Overflow that starts with: NOTE: I'm also offering a bounty of 50 to 100 reputation on this problem. While I am unable to offer a bounty via StackOverflow due ...
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