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A bounty is a way to get additional attention for a question by offering some of your own reputation for great answers.

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How to choose the best answer for bounties [duplicate]

I am in a problem. I made a bounty and I got 2 good answers, but they are "different". I know the bounty system is to award the effort and help others to find the best answer, and that is ...
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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 ...
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Outdated screenshot of set bounty dialogue in Help Center

The screenshot of the set bounty dialogue in the set bounties privilege page of the Help Center is outdated. The order of the buttons has been reversed: Now the Next button precedes the Cancel link ...
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Can I award a bounty to a comment owner?

I've seen the following in the Article about bounties under "How is a bounty awarded?": The bounty period lasts 7 days. Bounties must have a minimum duration of at least 1 day. After the ...
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Could a different wording be given to the email sent when a bounty has not attracted answers or comments?

I received an email saying: bounty expiring soon Mar 28 at 11:03 Your bounty on question "How can I set up networking under Basilisk II / MacOS 8.7?" is completed. You must award it to an ...
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Grant site permission based on the total accumulated, rather than current, reputation [duplicate]

I've been using Stack Exchange sites for about seven years now, and in that time I've probably accumulated a few thousand reputation points — primarily on Stack Overflow. Recently I was posting a new ...
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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 +...
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Bounties with no deadline [duplicate]

Today I discovered that a number of Stack Exchange sites maintain a list of bounties with no deadline. As this is unsupported by Stack Exchange, this is done outside the normal bounty system in an ...
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Pluralization issue: "View all 1 bounties"

In the user "Activity" page, in the "Summary" tab, there is a pluralization issue in the section for bounties. If only one bounty has been earned, then clicking on the "Earned&...
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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 ...
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Missing space between bounty amount and remaining duration in user bounties page

This was previously reported as an answer to the announcement New responsive Activity page. However, the answer was posted more than two months after the announcement. The team only monitors ...
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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 ...
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Remind me why I'm bountying this question?

When I'm writing the custom reason for a bounty, especially because of my poor working memory, I'd really appreciate to be reminded of the reason and phrasing of the bounty reason. There choice I make ...
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Filter option for Unanswered [duplicate]

When you are looking at recent questions, your filter options are bountied, hot, week, and month (plus some site-specific ones). It seems to me the only reason someone would be browsing questions is ...
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Is the full bounty awarded if an answer is accepted after half the bounty is awarded?

If half the bounty is awarded to the top voted answer, and that answer is accepted later, will the other half of the bounty be awarded?
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Under what conditions are notifications about expiring of bounties sent?

As far as I can tell, a user who offered a bounty receives several notifications of this type. Your bounty on question "... expires in three days. Your bounty on question "... expires in ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What are reasons why a bountied question does not show up (not filterered by tags)

I have https://stackoverflow.com/?tab=bounties opened in a separate browser, so it should not be affected by tag-filtering. This question does not show up. X11 MIT-SHM performance of XShmPutImage
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The "reward an existing answer" bounty option should not say "one or more" since you cannot award the bounty to more than one answer

Right now, the "reward an existing bounty" option bears the description: One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty. The "or more" seems out of ...
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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 ...
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Can we get the ability to boost bounties? [duplicate]

In my opinion, this answer is a prime example of when bounty should be awarded. With that in mind, the OP of the question it answers has an open bounty of 100 reputation to reward the existing answer: ...
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Why did my bullets fail to display as intended in my bounty message even they display properly temporarily sandboxed in an answer post? [duplicate]

Editing bounty messages, is it finally time for a little "Love"? (anti-Doh! feature request) discusses the possibility of having perhaps five minutes to edit bounty messages because we can ...
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Should I award bounty to a helpful, but incomplete, answer? [duplicate]

I raised a bounty of 100 rep on a fundamental yet non-trivial question on the mathematics Stack Exhange site. One genius guy answered the question; however, the answer was incomplete. Using those ...
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Adding a link to answer in bounty when "Rewarding existing answer"

When awarding existing answers, people sometimes forget to add the link to the answer they're awarding (or they might not know how to do so if they're not familiar with Markdown yet). Because of this, ...
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Should questions with bounties have same `user shared attempt` requirements (regarding downvoting and closure)? [duplicate]

I saw this post but didn't think it addressed this question. I'm relatively new to being an answer producer at Stack Overflow. I've learned that answering possible duplicates (instead of voting for ...
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Revisit - Allow a bounty to go un-awarded. No winner

I'm raising this again because I now have a question I would dearly like to find an answer to, with one totally wrong answer awarded a bounty. I would prefer to be able to delete the entire question ...
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When are bounties considered as active?

In my user's profile, it says that I have three active bounties. (Here is a snapshot from Wayback Machine). However, for two of those bounties, the grace period is over - so I wouldn't expect them to ...
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Please notify users who are following a question when a bounty starts or ends

When a followed question is edited or closed, it triggers an inbox notification for those who follow it. However, I just noticed that starting a bounty does not trigger an inbox notification, nor does ...
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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 ...
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Why can't I add a bounty on my 48 hour old question? [duplicate]

I am trying to add a bounty on my 48+ hour old question on Stack Overflow, but I don't have an Add Bounty button anywhere (I checked the FAQ). The question meets the age limit, I have more than 50 ...
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Add bounty ended information in the post timeline

Currently there are two places that show information regarding bounties on a post. The revision list (/posts/[postid]/revisions) The post timeline (/posts/[postid]/timeline) Currently both show ...
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Can I answer my own question without accepting it?

I recently posed a question on stack exchange biology about how viruses persist outside the body, and HPV in particular. The question received some upvotes initially but no answers. After putting a ...
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Who Is Everyone?

After being very annoyed by the 48 hour bounty rule, preventing this question from getting answers, I asked "why", got sent to here, where I found the graph below. It shows when people do/...
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Should there be a bounty award process review queue?

There has been a lot of discussion over the years on making Stack Overflow (I know this is the Meta site that concerns all of Stack Exchange -- please bear with me) a more welcoming environment. And ...
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The ‘answer from a reputable source’ bounty reason seems overused

Relatively often, while browsing bountied questions on Stack Overflow, I notice bounty posters ‘looking for an answer from a reputable source’, except that the question body poses a fairly specific ...
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After ten years why are we still not telling folks that their questions have been bountied by good samaritans?

If somebody bountifies my question I would like to know about it because I would like to keep an eye on the activity there. If somebody bountifies a question I'd answered, especially if they are ...
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What should I do when my question is already asked and has a bad answer that is definitive, or even bounty-rewarded? [duplicate]

I have seen many cases where my possible question would automatically stand as a duplicate of an older one that seems to have answers, but these are bad, old, or just "no" answers providing ...
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What's the feed RSS URL for bountied questions coupled with a specific tag?

The feed RSS URL for a tag in stackoverflow is this https://stackoverflow.com/feeds/tag?tagnames=TAGNAME Is there a way to have only the bountied question for that tag? Thank you
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Replace raw links with the current question title in bounty notice

I just started a bounty on the question with the notice that contains a raw link to the MSE question and the link remains raw. It would be well to replace raw links with the question title, like it ...
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Are diamond moderators exempted from the minimum duration of bounties (1 day)?

During the recent Winter Bash, Yaakov "solicited help on finding ways to prevent (or at least make it harder) for folks to cheat at Hat Dash" and awarded successful users with a bounty. The ...
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Question with an active bounty was mistakenly deleted by the Roomba

How does Canada's radiotelescope CHIME manage polarization-dependent apodization of the fast f/0.25 optics? was previously automatically deleted RemoveAbandonedQuestions and I'd recently found it with ...
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Users should not be able to unknowingly revoke their own comment rights

I've just found myself in the following situation: I had a little over 100 reputation on CrossValidated and found a question that I wanted to award a bounty to. And so I did, however, this brought me ...
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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 ...
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How did Community ♦ post a bounty on a question? [duplicate]

I am baffled by the following question bounty banner: When is a bounty attributed to Community ♦?
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Cannot see an answer to my own question for which I received a notification

On December 20th I started a bounty (the very first bounty I have ever started) on my own question at this link and then I went on holidays. During the bounty period I would swear I received a ...
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Display bounty expire time in the bounty tab

When I go to the question details page it shows the expire time form (picture one)... I am requesting it should also show in the bounty tab like (picture two). I think it will be helpful for question ...
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Does this site offer bounties or badges for kindness?

Does this site offer bounties or badges for kindness? And by 'kindness' I mean a comprehensiveness of views, an inviting way of welcoming newcomers, a kind and unarrogant way of inciting the other ...
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How can I modify a bounty notice (e.g., fix a typo)?

I made a typo while offering a bounty on the question Link for "serial voting" message Is there a way to fix spelling on bounty notice? Can site moderators do this?
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Could the bounty system be more fair when bounty owners are "forgetful"?

Nowadays, bounties are often set on very specific, complex questions that are subject to require more work from those who will provide answers, and which would probably be of lesser interest to other ...
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