Questions tagged [bounties]

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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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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Starting a bounty should trigger an inbox notification for users who are following the question

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. I ...
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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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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 ...
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Without understandable feedback it's hard to know if I can reward my bounty

This issue was reproduced in Android 10 using Google Chrome and using the browser in Desktop mode, and was reproduced in more than one community. As you can see in the next image, I created a question ...
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I want to reward someone for writing a good answer for my question, but without starting a bounty [duplicate]

I want to reward to someone for writing a good answer for my question. This reward system will be only for the question owner and who gave the answer. Users only will give a reward for an answer of ...
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What does the bounty filter box's “Has bounty” do?

Not only can't I quite make sense of showing only bountied questions without bounty, de-selecting does not seem to have any effect either…
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Misalignment on user bounty page when there is one answer vs. multiple answers [duplicate]

This is a very minor problem, but if we go to a user's bounty page (e.g. this one), there is a misalignment between questions with 1 answer and questions with multiple answers. I don't think this is ...
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Why have all the “Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?” reminders disappeared in my list of questions? [duplicate]

I remember seeing red messages like these when I look at my list of questions: Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question? But I have not seen these (annoying) ...
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Make bounty background color blue, in the Reputation Summary on the profile page [duplicate]

Currently, when you are awarded a bounty, the color in the Reputation Summary tab shows up green, just like any other accepted answer or other reputation increase. This can be a little confusing, ...
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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 ...
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Conflict of interest when bounty hunting?

[...]If two or more eligible answers have the same score (their scores are tied), the oldest answer is chosen.[...] See https://stackoverflow.com/help/bounty In the case where the system will ...
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gentrification : equality or equity before the bounties

Let's say that I was wise and posted / replied to questions for years and was rewarded by a very good reputation, of more than 30k points. Now I can enjoy a premium StackExchange service by putting a ...
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Bounties and deletion feature abuse [duplicate]

I have a potential exploit for the association bonus awarded and the bounty system. Primarily, it deals with reputation-inflation. Initiation and motivation: Most of us at least have 200 reputation ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Duplicate inbox message about answers to a bountied question that is also being followed

I received two notifications in my inbox about the same answer being posted. As you can see, one is due to the fact I followed the question a couple of days ago. The other I recognize as being due to ...
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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 ...
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Text in bounty box pokes out of the box on mobile

When viewing a question with a bounty on mobile, the text in the blue post notice box overflows out onto the white next to it instead of sticking neatly in the box. Both the word "bounty" ...
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Setting bounties for an arbitrary amount of reputation [duplicate]

Why don't we have an option to propose a custom bounty like 23 or 12631 instead of the fixed 100, 200 or 500? Will this damage the ecosystem of Stack Exchange? Or do we have to wait for this? Edit: to ...
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Does it make sense to offer a bounty “Thanking users who answered my question” as Current answers are outdated?

The accepted answer (+162 / -1) to Thanking users who answered my question was last edited on Dec, 2017. It's a community wiki and includes the following First of all, anyone posting here with the ...
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Why is the “question eligible for bounty in x hours/days” link not shown when you accepted an answer?

When viewing your own question which isn't 48 hours old yet, you'll see a link "question eligible for bounty in x hours/days": When you accept an answer, the link isn't shown. Is there any ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 50 bounty on a question in the biology stack exchange. I understand my reputation will be deducted only ...
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Weird post-notice comments appearing for bounties in flag history

For a question which has been both bountied and flagged at some time in the past, the post's flag history page shows some strange and unexpected things in the "Comment" column for the ...
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Adding a bounty should not change the license of a post

I found a minor bug, and after a search here on Meta.SE, I discovered that it had been reported all the way back in 2013. To draw a bit of attention to it, I then added a bounty to the post. The past ...
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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-...
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Is it possible for a user to have many badges, lots of voted questions and answer and have reputation 1? [duplicate]

User jww has plenty of badges on Stack Overflow (57 gold, 298 silver & 650 bronze). He has 740 questions and 1.752 answers, some having lots of votes and reputation 1. I can see he has: 47 Offered ...
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Is it possible that an awarded bounty takes time to be effective?

On this question the OP told me that he awarded me the bounty with the bounty icon bellow the accepted icon, but the bounty is not effectively awarded. Is this possible? I know that the automatic ...

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