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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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"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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How should bounties be categorized?

We are in the midst of round of improvements to the bounty system. We will be adding the facility for bounty remarks. We all agree that having this extra information is useful. The information will ...
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Undocumented increase in minimum bounty value?

I recently discovered that if I have posted an answer to a question, the minimum bounty I can offer for that question is +100 (instead of the usual +50). Temporarily deleting the answer reinstates ...
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Minimum bounty on a question is now 100 rep?

The first time I started a bounty I was able to choose 50, but every bounty since then the minimum is 100. I still see other bounties of only 50. Any idea of why I don't have the 50 option any more? ...
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Users can easily work around the new anti promotional bounty countermeasures

As per this post (and this one): To discourage overly promotional bounties, if you are starting a bounty on a question you yourself have answered, the minimum rep cost is 100, increased from the ...
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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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Need a new "award" bounty

Problem: Now that subsequent bounties on a given question have to be greater than the previous bounty, there is no way to reward multiple good answers that weren't chosen as the accepted answer, but ...
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Commenting on a better voted answer to draw attention to my own

I recently answered a question asked about 3 years ago, with almost 6k views (and growing), no accepted answer (the asker left the site apparently), and 4 existing answers with upvotes (but as far as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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