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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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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Why are bountied questions immune to close votes?

What is the reasoning for making bountied questions immune to close votes? I've recently encountered a couple of questions which were a bit mediocre to start with and successive edits over a few days ...
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Award bounty link does not have pointer mouse cursor

Items which can be clicked usually have a pointer mouse cursor when hovering over them, e.g. the vote arrows: This is good. However, I noticed that since some recent (?) change in design, the award ...
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Setting bounty from Stack Exchange Android app [duplicate]

I can easily set "bounty" from any Stack Exchange site as there is a option under every question. But in the android app, there is no option to add bounty! Is this feature missing? Or my eyes missed ...
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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 ...
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I want to draw attention to a question with no answers. How much rep would you advise that I already have before I offer a bounty? [closed]

Note: I am explicitly asking for your opinion to help me make this decision I have a question on Stack Overflow with no answers. I am aware that this is a very specific issue, but I still want to ...
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Why is the user who ended a bounty shown in SEDE differently from the timeline and the revision history?

Recently I looked at situations where the PostNotices table shows a different OwnerUserId and DeletionUserId. This was based on Glorfindel's advice, who suggested this as a way to find bounties which ...
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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 ...
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Can you use the association bonus to post a bounty on one of your alt accounts' questions?

I'd like some clarification on the rules for having alt accounts/sock puppet accounts. I suspect I have seen someone doing this, and think it is exploitative. Account X posts a question on a site. ...
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Bounty notifications broken, in particular no notification at start of bounty grace period

About an hour ago (April 1st, 12:03), the grace period for a bounty of mine ended (without me awarding an answer). I have the following notifications in my inbox for this bounty: Mar 28 at 11:03: ...
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Is repeatedly clearing and reinstating a bounty as a moderator considered abuse?

Recently, we had a case over on Travel, where a moderator applied a bounty to their own question, and then as soon as that bounty expired, they cleared it (refunding the reputation) and restarted it. ...
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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 ...
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Can questions with an active bounty on them roomba? [duplicate]

I came across a question today which was older than 30 days, had just 30 views, and gotten a bounty (from a third person) today. It adheres to all of the criteria for the 30 day roomba, therefore my ...
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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 ...
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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 (...
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How can I see which users advertise their willingness to offer bounties in their user profile, ranked by their reputation?

How can I politely request a bounty to be placed on my question? - Meta Stack Exchange Some users advertise their willingness to offer bounties in their user profile. Skim through that list and see ...
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Does question being closed prevent bounty being started on exemplary answer to it? [duplicate]

I wanted to award a bounty to this answer to Selecting the answer - I'm sure this must have been asked The answer was posted three days ago and the question was closed two days ago, and yet the ...
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Typo in bounty message: “others users”

The typo is in the phrase “others users,” which should read “other users.”
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Concurrent bounties in questions [duplicate]

Bounties exist to promote questions. Yet, only one bounty can be active at a time. This request outlines how we might implement having multiple bounties active at a time. Changes are as follows: So ...
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The bounty gambit: Is it misuse to add e.g. a 50-point bounty aiming to attract >5 upvotes? [duplicate]

On some of my posts (like this one) I feel like it would be worthwhile playing the bounty gambit: add a bounty with the sole aim of getting those points back and more in upvotes. E.g. a 50-point ...
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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 ...
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Why Bounty Notification seems like question has answers when there are no answer? [duplicate]

Recently, I activated a bounty of 100 on one of my questions. The bounty grace period has now ended. Here is a link to my question: Stack_overflow_bounty_question. The notification of bounty appears ...
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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, ...
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Can users award existing bounties on questions that get historically locked? Do automatic awards still work?

(Please note: while the topic of the example question cited here is controversial, this question is not a place to express your thoughts about it. This is a simple support question asking about the ...
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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 ...
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Why are returned bounties excluded from timelines?

Consider these history-events shown in the timeline of some question for which at some point one of its answers was granted a bounty (as in this example for which I ever got a bounty granted): ...
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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 ...
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Daily reputation cap doesn't account for reputation * loss* due to bounty awarded?

There are many Q&A's around this and the best explanation of daily cap model is from this answer that uses the bucket analogy. It is an old answer but gives a good understanding. My confusion is ...
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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 ...
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Bountied reputation changes treated as accepted answers

I recently got a bounty here on SO: how to round/remove traling ".0" zeros in pandas column? But when I look at the summary page of my activity, it's colored green and it's the same color ...
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Is the “This Is Fine” Winter Bash hat delivered when you get half-bounty?

My question is virtually the title. I am asking whether you can still get the “This Is Fine” hat if the person who set up the bounty doesn't manually award it to anyone but instead the system awards ...

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