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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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How does the bounty system work?

It's possible to offer and award bounties of reputation on questions. What is a bounty? How can I find questions that have a bounty attached? How do I start a bounty? When can I start a bounty? Why ...
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Bounty limit still 100 after deleting answer [duplicate]

This question states that if you have answered a question and start a bounty on that question, the minimum bounty is set to 100. I asked a question, answered it, deleted my answer (because the ...
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Update/recreate question with unhelpful answers [duplicate]

I asked a question a couple of months ago: How to mitigate risk of having cash with you when abroad? The answers were unhelpful I added on a comment: "be street-smart" and similar ...
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Can I answer a question I've put a bounty on?

Let's say I find a good question on Stack Overflow then decide to post a bounty on it. A few days later I then stumble upon a solution and decide I want to post an answer. I know the minimum bounty ...
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Don't set minimum bounty to 100 when own answer is community wiki

If you have answered your own question, and want to start a bounty on it, you must start at 100 rep instead of the default 50, because: To avoid overly promotional bounties, if you are offering a ...
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Why can't I add a bounty worth 50 reputation after deleting my answer on a question?

According to How does the bounty system work?, the minimum spend on a bounty is 100 reputation if you already have an answer on that question. I get that, and it is explained in waffles' answer to ...
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"Abusing" bounties for unlimited profit

Six days ago I put a +50 bounty on Why doesn't jQuery work in Chrome user scripts (Greasemonkey)? which wasn't asked by me, but to which I'd previously posted a pretty decent answer. Since then I'...
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Why should you spend a minimum of 100 reputation to a question that you have already answered?

In the Help Center To avoid overly promotional bounties, if you are offering a bounty on a question that you have already posted an answer to, your minimum spend is 100 reputation (not 50). I don'...
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Any way to attract attention to a good answer? [duplicate]

For questions, you can attract attention by offering a bounty. Now let's say you worked hard and offered what you feel is a very good answer (possibly a lot better than the currently accepted answer) ...
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Answerer starting bounty on question? [duplicate]

Suppose A answers question Q with a clever answer. Then, to gain more reputation, A starts a bounty for 50 points on Q with the expectation (it's a gamble) that the extra attention will collect at ...
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Bounty starts from 100 rep, rather than 50? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? I started a bounty on this question but I could not set it to 50 rep - only to 100. I understand from the FAQ that it is possible to start a ...
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Why Is There No "Start Bounty" Link On My Question? [closed]

I would like to offer a bounty on this question. All the faq criteria seem fulfilled (enough points, no other bounties etc). There is an 'eligible for bounty' link that points to the faq. But no '...
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I can only offer a 500 rep bounty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Minimum bounty seems too steep? Clever bounty reputation hack Minimum bounty on a question is now 100 rep? I recently found more information about a question I asked some ...
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Why can't I offer a bounty of 50 reputation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Minimum bounty on a question is now 100 rep? Why is 50 reputation not even an option in the bounty dialog for my question? The FAQ states that... Slice off anywhere from +...

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