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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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No “bounty expiring soon” notification

Recently I offered a bounty and only got notifications 3/1 day before expiring and when the bounty was auto-awarded, but not at the start of the grace period (neither in the inbox nor by email, ...
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Allow bounties to be increased during the bounty time period? [duplicate]

I will occasionally drop a 50 reputation bounty on questions I find interesting or relatively obscure, to try and entice some good answers. However, occasionally the 50 reputation isn't enough of an ...
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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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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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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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Auto bounty award bug?

From the Stack Overflow FAQ: If the bounty was started by the question owner, and the question owner accepts an answer during the bounty period, and the bounty expires without an explicit award – ...
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Is it possible to avoid awarding a bounty on a low quality post? [duplicate]

I got only one answer to my question and it doesn't answer the question. After IMMENSE research I found my own answer and posted it. BUT The question has a bounty. This bounty is automatically going ...
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Who is the most generous user in the network?

From time to time, questions are bountied and here on Meta it's often a select group of users who does this. They offer some of their reputation to make users and staff aware of what they think are ...
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Is the bounty system effective?

For years, people have been able to spend their hard-earned imaginary Internet points to add "bounties" to questions in order to attract more attention to them. (Because, really, "attention" is the ...
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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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Bounty not awarded after the end of the grace period?

The bounty to one of my answers wasn't awarded to me when in fact the user that asked the question accepted my answer 2 days before it ended. Why would this happen? The bounty help states that if the ...
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Bounty not received after grace period despite satisfying auto-award conditions [duplicate]

Here a bounty of 50 points was announced, and the grace period has already ended. Although I had a score of 3 upvotes and the answear was also accepted, the infobox says that the reward has not been ...
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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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Race condition allows users to award the same bounty twice to a user

Yesterday, I put a 100-rep bounty on an answer in order to give association bonus and network flair rights to our newly-appointed community manager, Cesar M. While awarding the bounty, I clicked the ...
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Why was Zoe's bounty message removed?

Look at the revisions for Will concerns regarding the move to CC BY-SA 4.0 elicit any further dialogue from Stack Exchange, Inc.?: A bounty message posted by Zoe the transgirl was removed by an ...
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We need systematic improvements to expiration on bounties

In my opinion, the bounty system could use a lot of work. Most of the time when I put a bounty on a question of mine, it goes unanswered and I lose the bounty that I placed on the question. I see no ...
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Community bounties request for comments

A handful of the less big sites in the network have no active bounties: For example: https://ux.stackexchange.com/ Trouble is that this hides the featured tab in the main UI on the home page, and ...
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Why was this bounty vote deleted?

Someone awarded a bounty to me on this answer and then deleted their account. Normally, I would still keep the bounty reputation, and it would be attributed to the Community user. However, in this ...
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Are bounties given by deleted users maintained or deleted?

Indeed, there is a difference in the answers of the two moderators Grace Note and Nick Craver. I quote Grace Note in her comment on an answer to Bounties from deleted accounts should still be awarded;...
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Why was the bounty on this question cancelled?

A user had put a bounty on this question. The bounty was later cleared by a moderator, who sent the user a private message citing the reason for revoking the bounty (supplied by the user in chat): ...
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Is it acceptable to bounty old questions that have already been “resolved”? [duplicate]

Is it permissible to bounty a question that is old (say, a year or older) even if it already has an answer? Is the bounty option specifying that a question needs to receive more attention allowed to ...
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What should we do when a bounty is not totally related to the original question?

In this question, Sec-Fetch-Mode instead of Preflight, someone raised a bounty on someone else's question. The original question was about an error, and the original poster believed that his problem ...
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Is “Featured” the right text for the bounties tab? [closed]

On the Home page and Questions page, we have a tab for questions that currently have bounties. The tab reads "Featured". I've long wondered why we used "Featured" rather than something like... I don't ...
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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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Misspelling in bounties tab

The tab with bounties says 'bountied' instead of 'bounties':
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Should we hide the reward value of a bounty?

In my opinion a bounty is a great way to revive a question but I'm just wondering whether displaying the reward value may sometimes cause any disservice to the question itself. I've seen some high-...
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Mobile site doesn't distinguish colors between rewarding and already-rewarded bounties

On this question, I have a 200-reputation bounty active. To reward it, I would click here next to the answer: However, it looks like this on mobile: Unlike on desktop, there isn't a color or bolding ...
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Active bounty count display issue in bountied tab

Regarding the active bounty count in the Bountied tab, in the Home page it is displaying as "N Bountied", and in the Questions page it is displaying as "Bountied N". Is there any reason, why the ...
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Clarify the difference between the first two bounty reasons, or merge them

I've just started offering bounties on my questions, and to me the first two possible reasons for offering a bounty seem like the same thing: Authoritative reference needed: Looking for an answer ...
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Help center pages for bounties still refer to “Featured” tab

The "Featured" tab on the homepage recently had its name changed to "Bountied". However, the help center page for bounties still refers to it as the "Featured" tab: The bountied question will ...
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Remove the end time of bounties from question titles?

So today I chimed in on IPS and scrolled a bit. This question caught my eye, because it had a number in it. Something like that I haven't seen in a long time, if ever. Then I read the title and was ...
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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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New bounty design dislocates title [duplicate]

I think this is a very recent design change, because I've not seen it before: Where before a small box with the bounty value dislocated the title a couple of characters to the right, now the ...
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Change the way expired bounties are shown in question lists

There has been a change in how bounties are displayed in some of the question lists, and while there is room for improvement it looks odd for bounties which are in their grace period. It's probably ...
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Please announce changes like the new design of the bounties

We recently learned that the Stack Exchange staff is reluctant to post things on Meta (SO). For example as indicated by Sara: Stack Overflow Employees have panic attacks and nightmares when they ...
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Show when the bounty is ending in the Featured list

When we go to a page like https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/python?sort=featured we see the active Bounties on a certain tag (in this case, Python). When we put the cursor on the blue bounty ...
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Display issue of “minutes” and “mins” in the bounty notices

In the bounty notice, in some places the count down timer is showing as "x minutes" whereas in other places it is showing as "x mins". Can it be consistent in both places? Bounty notice when it is ...
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How can I look up any bounties (active and previous ones) I ever offered with any of my site accounts?

Is there a way to look up the bounties I have ever offered with any of my individual site accounts? Preferably I'd like the active ones first, sorted from newest to oldest, and then the "expired" ones,...
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How come I didn't receive the bounty? [duplicate]

I have answered a bounty question on Stack Overflow, but I did not received any bounty and I don't know why. From What is a bounty? How can I start one? I understand that If I have an answer with 2 ...
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Bounty amount on reputation tab hardly readable

Today, a bounty was awarded to one of my answers (thanks @gnat); when I visited my reputation tab I noticed that the amount is hardly readable since it's green text on a blue background: Can that be ...
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What are my choices when I don't receive any correct answers for my bounty question? [duplicate]

I've asked a question on Stack Overflow with a bounty. Assume I have received three answers, but all of them are incorrect and not what I asked. I clearly mentioned what my problem was and what I'm ...
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Allow bounty to be set with reputation from another site?

Here's one to get shot down: How about letting bounties to be set using the reputation gained through the use of another site? So, for instance, I'm a programmer with a high Stack Overflow rep who ...
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Show person who adds bounty exactly when it expires

There was a request here to show people answering questions when a bounty expires. The response was a bit unsatisfying as I think it is a reasonable request. While I think users can do without the ...
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Can a bounty be awarded to a non-accepted answer? [duplicate]

I have a problem one of the users who asked awhile ago about something related to SQL injection. I provided an answer for his problem, and some solutions, but he did not accept my answer nor did he ...
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Clever bounty reputation hack

I say "hack" in the most favorable light. It's a clever idea and theoretically beneficial. I noticed that an old question of mine suddenly started getting a lot of renewed attention. The question had ...
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The ability to Buy Rep Only for Use as a Bounty

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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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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Why is the “bounty eligible in ? hours” message missing?

Why does this question on Puzzling Stack Exchange not have the bounty link whereas the others on the sites do? (example) Even if it is not 2 days old yet, shouldn't it have the link that says "...
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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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How come I can't give more than 500 rep?

Why can't I give more than 500 reputation as a bounty at a time? The system won't let me choose an option more than 500. Also, how were some users able to do so? On this question the OP has given a ...