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 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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Bounty-like feature on metas

Sometimes on a site's meta, I want to draw more attention to a question that has been sitting in the dark. Usually when this happens, I am even willing to offer my reputation as a bounty. But metas ...
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Prevent questions with bounty from being auto-deleted

Originating from this question on Meta Stack Overflow (Question about the name of a software design pattern was deleted), we wondered why a specific question was deleted, which met all requirements ...
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How can I view my offered bounties across SE?

I want to review questions I have posted bounties on across the Stack Exchange network. I'd like to do this so I can check for active bounties with answers I need to review. I can view my offered ...
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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 show active bounties on a user's global profile

I would like a way to see a list of questions that I have a bounty on. Ideally, this should be on the global profile on https://stackexchange.com/. And it should be public, which would be a way to see ...
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Can there be a notification for bounties started on questions you've asked or answered?

Can there be a notification for those people that participated in the question in the past (either who asked or answered it) once a bounty is started on it?
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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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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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Offering actual money as a bounty?

I have an idea for dealing with a question you badly want to be answered, which no one will answer, even after you've offered a large bounty: cash. Users can offer cash, and whoever has the accepted ...
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Why do you have to wait a certain period before you can start a bounty?

Sometimes a bounty helps getting your question answered faster. What is the reasoning behind not being able to start a bounty on your questions the moment you submit them? Shouldn't this be possible?
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Stack Exchange doesn't allow me to answer protected questions because I gave away earned rep in bounties

I noticed that I can't answer protected questions. I don't want to actually, but it says: It was FAQ for Stack Exchange sites, but I also didn't have an ability to answer other protected ...
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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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Where is the bounty button? [duplicate]

I do not see any bounty button. I've checked the FAQ and related questions, but I guess nobody has been so lame to ask this question so far. I'm a newbie to this site and my situation is like this: ...
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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 offer a bounty on my 3 day old question? [duplicate]

I have 78 reputation and my question is eligible for bounty 2 days ago. Yet I cannot offer a bounty on my question. It appears that because I have an answer on my question, the system requires me to ...
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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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Multi-bounty-ing

I'd like to consider having bounty separated, to some degree, from the accepted answer. It would work something like this: Oh gee, I'm indecisive, and all these answers are so scrumptious! I ...
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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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Partial bounty refund for good question with no answers

I understand that there has been a post in the past: Offer bounty refund on "good" question with no answers That has addressed this exactly but as a feature request, perhaps this is a new ...
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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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Allow bounty owners to comment on questions they've placed a bounty on, even if they have less than 50 reputation

After offering a bounty to this question, I realize that I cannot comment on the question because I no longer have the required reputation. Is it possible to change this behavior, so that the bounty ...
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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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How can I distinguish an OP's bounty from a third party in Data Explorer?

I am quite new to creating queries in SEDE, but I am pretty sure one cannot distinguish bounties granted by an OP from third-party bounties. Am I right? Could this be changed?
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Badge for bounties offered?

Would it be worth to to add a badge for offering a certain amount of rep over time (say 1000) towards bounties? It could be called the Sheriff badge. This sounds like a good idea to me now but I've ...
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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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Bounty Hunter badges

I suggest two new badges: Greedo - first bounty earned (bronze) Boba Fett - earned 2000 rep through bounty (silver) Imported from UserVoice ticket, "Bounty hunter badges", originally ...
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Why is bounty called “not refundable under any circumstances”?

Ever since I started contributing to SE I was always told that a bounty is not refundable under any circumstances. And yet one of my WordPress Development questions was marked off-topic and my ...
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Clarification about Bounty [duplicate]

I know "What is bounty?" I just want to know If I bounty a question with 50 reputation, then is it necessary that after 7 days, I have to accept some answer? If the answer does not satisfy ...
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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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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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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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Why does the bounty notification seem like a question has answers when there aren't any answers? [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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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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Altruist badge description link to bounty

Would it be possible to include a link to "bounty" (https://stackoverflow.com/privileges/set-bounties) on the Altruist badge? This would be helpful to a new user that's just learning about ...
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The ability to Buy Rep Only for Use as a Bounty [duplicate]

I would like to offer a bounty (incentive) and would like to purchase it instead of offering my own reputation as the bounty. I see that Careers.SO already has a system to accept transactions for ...

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