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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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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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Editing bounty messages, is it finally time for a little "Love"? (anti-Doh! feature request)

I start a lot of bounties and when I add a bounty remark I often get it right the first time. Once when a mistake in my message was problematic a moderator was kind enough to take the time to help me ...
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The "Featured" tab is now "Bountied"

It's long confused me why we put bounties on a tab labeled "Featured" that has no connection to the "Featured" questions in the right sidebar. I posted a discussion about it earlier this year here on ...
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"Spare" rep for use on bounties for points over the cap

There are lots of very good reasons for the 200 point cap, but at the same time it adds an anticlimactic area above the 200 point cap each day. Why not let the points over the 200 cap go into another ...
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Please don't suggest starting a bounty to users who are unable to do so

I asked a question that went for a long time without getting a definite answer. Later, when I looked at my user page, I saw the text "Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for ...
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Don't allow questions with close votes to be bountied

Since close votes expire during the bounty's duration, the current solution is to flag the post and get a mod involved. Why should mods need to be involved? We don't allow questions with bounties to ...
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Reminder of bounty expiration on someone else's question

I put a bounty on this question but unfortunately there are no answers yet. Today I received a reminder by email that my bounty is about to expire. The part of the text that seems weird is (emphasis ...
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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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Existing answers should be eligible for bounty auto-award, when the reason for bounty is to reward an existing answer

I am not asking... ... to remove the 24-hour waiting period for reward-type bounties. ... for the ability to pre-select the winning answer, either. My request is this: When a user sets a ...
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Why does the bounty dropdown sometimes default at a value larger than the minimum allowed?

In this question, bounty dropdown defaults at value 250, while the minimum allowed is 50 - why is that? To preemptively address ideas that this might be because question already had a 250 bounty (...
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Question bumped into Community Wiki by several bounties?

Look at the revision history of this here question — what concerns me is the entry that says: Post Made Community Wiki by being edited by more than 5 different editors If you look at the ...
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"You have x hours to award the bounty" when there are no answers

Since a bounty does not necessarily result in any answers, should the prompt This question had a bounty worth +X reputation from Whomever that ended Y hours ago; you have (24 - Y) hours to award ...
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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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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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People who bounty other peoples questions should be listed via comment autocomplete

So a user places a bounty on a question but has no interaction with that question. It looks like they can be the focus of a comment but they do not appear in the reply autocomplete. Considering that ...
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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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Add notice contents to the timeline

Bounties are listed in the timeline now, but not the bounty message. Bounty messages are posted as notices, and moderators can post other notices too. I've had to remove a bounty from a question ...
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Tell me I can't award the bounty before the warning:

This appears before this Please can the order be changed, so I don't get the popup before the notice.
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Retain bounty awarded even if question is deleted

OK, I know bounty issues are trivial in the big scheme of things, but having a bounty taken away by the OP after awarding it is really making me upset. (Maybe I should cut down on the caffeine?) I'...
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Bounty notices are attributed to no one when the owner is deleted

In some cases where a user offers a bounty and then is deleted, it seems Community becomes the owner of the bounty. If the bounty was started with a bounty notice, the revision history no longer has ...
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Don't hide very low-scored questions from the frontpage if they have a bounty

I recently edited an old and very negatively voted question (-11) in order to improve it and turn it into a not so bad or maybe even good question. However, a big problem that I see is, that while ...
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Award a bounty, break a question

I just started a bounty to this question. Upon starting it, I was lead to the "Oops! Something bad happened" page. No big deal. Let's go back and see if it took....what? I can't visit it any more? ...
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Make bounty Custom Message dialog box draggable

When placing a bounty, the Custom Message dialog box pops up, and is sometimes directly over the question. There are times when writing the message that I want to refer to the question, but the box ...
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Why can you go through the motions to close a question with a bounty?

I note that the question about closing questions with bounties has come up on various occasions, with the 'official' question here. However, I don't think anyone has responded to a little comment ...
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Can't start a bounty without the mouse

It's currently impossible to start a bounty without the mouse. Trying to tab to the "start a bounty" skips right over it; going from "add a comment" to the link to the question in the "share a link" ...
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"question eligible for bounty in x days" link has an invalid HTML id

Under your own question, if it isn't old enough (2 days) for a bounty, a link is shown: question eligible for bounty in x days The ID of this element (bounty-link bounty) does not conform to the ...
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Bounty and reputation shenanigans?

Just curious about an observation, because it just looks goofy to me. Maybe it's nothing. This question: How to calculate the total time a user spending on an application? was asked back on June ...
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Add a way to see previous bounties and their reasons for any question

We now have the ability to offer bounties with custom messages, which is great and extremely useful. It allows the person offering a bounty to state specifically what they're looking for. However ...
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In the bounty primary window, "learn more" link should be separated from the main sentence

When you click "start a bounty" link, the sentence saying how many bounties you can start is not separated with the following "learn more" link: Probably put a comma or a semicolon between the ...
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If an answer receives a bounty, the bounty reason should be available alongside that answer

If a bounty is offered on a question, the user offering the bounty is asked to select a reason for offering the bounty. This reason should be displayed or at least available alongside the answer that ...
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Heisenbug alert: Featured tab is sometimes borked

I just noticed this on the mSO featured page: The page which the tab links to, however, shows that there's a good dozen or so bountied questions. This seems to only happen on the featured tab itself. ...
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Change Close Vote to Mod Flag - Bad Questions with Open Bounty

When you first join an SE site, you have the ability to flag a bad question for all of the normal "close vote" reasons. This is handled as a moderator flag. However, once you have close vote ...
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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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How is the start of a bounty grace period a community milestone?

I received an email announcing the start of my bounty grace period: At the bottom it says: You’re receiving this message because you reached a Meta Stack Exchange community milestone. How is this ...
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Schrödinger's "Award bounty" button

Let's play a small game first: Illustration: Has the bounty been awarded? Here are two images cut from two screenshots. One of them has an active bounty, while the other has an awarded bounty. Make ...
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Time suffixes (m,h) are hardcoded in the bounty section

If question with an open bounty has been recently updated, then you can see m suffix indicating minutes in the user bounty page: After waiting a minute, timer will refresh this value automatically, ...
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How does deletion affect previous unawarded bounties?

I see When a question that had bounties is deleted, are they automatically refunded? is very similar, but this is discussing bounties that expired and were awarded and may have been refunded by a ...
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Include bounties in profile activity tab

Recent bounty-related activities (adding, awarding, earning) are not included in any profile's recent activity tab. I can't think of any other standard activities that are omitted; even the relatively ...
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Awarding bounties on not constructive questions

Earlier today I ran across this question which does not seem like a fit for StackOverflow and I would vote to close it as not constructive, however there is an open bounty on this question and it will ...
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Get notified when a bounty is provided for question which you (tried to) answer(ed)

I found out (by chance) that a question for which I provided an answer got a bounty (due to an upvote I found about it). I thought I answered the question fully and thoroughly and now it seems it is ...
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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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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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After the grace period is over, the bounty indicator still shows, only that it then does not allow awarding it

I possibly hit a race condition between the end of the grace period of a bounty and the time the notice is automatically removed. On Aug 7, 5.08 (everything in UTC in this post) I started a bounty to ...
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Minor UI tweak when users vote to close a bountied question

A user who attempts to cast a close vote on a bountied question sees this message: That's a very discouraging, final-looking message. The official guidance for the situation where a bountied question ...
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Protection banner shouldn’t override bounty banner in the app

In the app, a question that has an open bounty has a banner at the bottom indicating that there is a bounty: However, if the question is also protected then the banner at the bottom is about the ...
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Start a bounty link color

Why "start a bounty" link color looks like simple text, not as a link? Also color for "start a bounty" link is not changed after mouse over, like for another links, e.g. action links block below ...
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Change notification when a bounty gets no answer

Currently the bounty I set on this question has expired with no answer. The message displayed on the bounty is: This question had a bounty worth +50 reputation from C Rags that ended 1 hour ago. ...
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Do undeleted answers qualify for a bounty?

On the question Query multiple collections with different fields in solr the following sequence of events happened The question got opened I saw it and gave an answer After the lunchbreak I saw a ...
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Tentatively award bounty : better control of auto-award

I currently have a bounty on a question; and an answer in mind that I would like to award it to. However, there's still a few days left on the bounty and I don't want to jump the gun and award it ...
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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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