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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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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Allow users to vote to close bountied questions

There was an an earlier meta-discussion about allowing moderators to skip the "bounty refund" step when closing a question that was declined, but I wanted to spin off waffles's comments into a ...
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Why aren't bounties refunded if they are not awarded?

I have a question with a bounty that will expire in a few days. It looks like nobody will get the bounty; only one answer was posted during the bounty period, and it has no upvotes. In cases like ...
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Outdated screenshot of set bounty dialogue in Help Center

The screenshot of the set bounty dialogue in the set bounties privilege page of the Help Center is outdated. The order of the buttons has been reversed: Now the Next button precedes the Cancel link ...
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How to choose the best answer for bounties [duplicate]

I am in a problem. I made a bounty and I got 2 good answers, but they are "different". I know the bounty system is to award the effort and help others to find the best answer, and that is ...
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Bounties on questions without answers shouldn't start counting down until the first answer is posted, but still only stay featured for seven days [duplicate]

I think I understand How does the bounty system work? when no answers get posted: What happens if there's no answer after the bounty period? If, after the end of the bounty period, a question has no ...
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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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Can I award a bounty to a comment owner?

I've seen the following in the Article about bounties under "How is a bounty awarded?": The bounty period lasts 7 days. Bounties must have a minimum duration of at least 1 day. After the ...
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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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Pluralization issue: "View all 1 bounties"

In the user "Activity" page, in the "Summary" tab, there is a pluralization issue in the section for bounties. If only one bounty has been earned, then clicking on the "Earned&...
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Could a different wording be given to the email sent when a bounty has not attracted answers or comments?

I received an email saying: bounty expiring soon Mar 28 at 11:03 Your bounty on question "How can I set up networking under Basilisk II / MacOS 8.7?" is completed. You must award it to an ...
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Is there any way to see the custom messages/remarks of resolved/expired bounties? [duplicate]

I put a bounty on a question which already have had 7 bounties on it, and I'm interested in seeing their custom messages. This was suggested a year ago and I cannot seem to find the feature ...
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Grant site permission based on the total accumulated, rather than current, reputation [duplicate]

I've been using Stack Exchange sites for about seven years now, and in that time I've probably accumulated a few thousand reputation points — primarily on Stack Overflow. Recently I was posting a new ...
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Increase upper limit of bounty

Change the bounty upper limit to 50k, because 500 seems outdated and cheap. If a newbie gets a good answer in, more power to them. Think of it like Jeopardy. Remember about the turn of the century ...
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Request new function Standing Bounty

Currently, bounties are primarily a way to draw attention to get a good answer in a timely fashion. 'A bounty is a way to get additional attention for a question by offering some of your own ...
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Make it clear in the bounty dialog that it's not possible to reward your own answer

When a user sets a bounty on a question, the system doesn't allow them to reward their own answer: Can I award a bounty to my own answer? No. This used to be possible, but it has been disabled. The +...
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A grace period of one day to award the bounty after expiration (without remaining featured, of course)

Since Can bounties be awarded after expiration? concluded that this is not intended behaviour, I propose a period of 24 hours after the bounty has expired during which the question will not be on the ...
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Bounties with no deadline [duplicate]

Today I discovered that a number of Stack Exchange sites maintain a list of bounties with no deadline. As this is unsupported by Stack Exchange, this is done outside the normal bounty system in an ...
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When is the message "Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?" displayed?

Sometimes, I notice the following message on the Questions tab in my profile on Stack Exchange site: Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question? When does this ...
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What should I do if I make a typo in my bounty text? [duplicate]

I know I can't edit it myself (there is a feature request to enable this). I just raised a custom moderator flag with an explanation and the replacement bounty text, but I don't want to waste their ...
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Missing space between bounty amount and remaining duration in user bounties page

This was previously reported as an answer to the announcement New responsive Activity page. However, the answer was posted more than two months after the announcement. The team only monitors ...
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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 a 50 bounty on a question on the Biology Stack Exchange site. I understand my reputation will be deducted ...
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Display bounty message at the top of the question

On a long question, where the bounty could be used to encourage people to invest time learning about the problem (like this question), the bounty message being located at the end of the question is ...
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When bumped by bounty, modified timestamp should link to the bounty message

When a post gets bumped to the top of active tab due to a new bounty, the "modified" timestamp should link to the bounty message. Background: New Community Review badges post was bumped to the top ...
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Cannot award bounty [duplicate]

In this question, I had started a bounty to draw more attention. When I got an extensive answer by user Eddie Kelley, I awarded the bounty to that answer. Immediately after this, I found that there is ...
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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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Bounty expiration problem. Why only seven days?

What is the hurry in awarding bounties? Why only seven days? Sure, let new bounties replace old bounties as far as showing up at the top of the stack. Seven days of extra exposure is plenty. Let's ...
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What Markdown formatting features are available for Bounty remarks?

According to the community FAQ, backticks and inline links are available for the bounty remark. What other formatting features of Markdown are also supported on Bounty remarks?
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Why did my bullets fail to display as intended in my bounty message even they display properly temporarily sandboxed in an answer post? [duplicate]

Editing bounty messages, is it finally time for a little "Love"? (anti-Doh! feature request) discusses the possibility of having perhaps five minutes to edit bounty messages because we can ...
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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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What is the point of limiting bounties to a maximum of 500 reputation? [duplicate]

I have looked at the Help Center article about bounties and do not understand why there is a maximum on the amount of reputation you can offer as a bounty. Note: this is not a duplicate of a similar ...
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Filter option for Unanswered [duplicate]

When you are looking at recent questions, your filter options are bountied, hot, week, and month (plus some site-specific ones). It seems to me the only reason someone would be browsing questions is ...
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Is the full bounty awarded if an answer is accepted after half the bounty is awarded?

If half the bounty is awarded to the top voted answer, and that answer is accepted later, will the other half of the bounty be awarded?
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Pay money to SO for quick support

Foreword: I've read the other questions about the Make Money Fast(TM) (like Offering actual money as a bounty?). The basic idea is to offer money to the site for quick support on a probably complex ...
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Why is the question with the newest bounty, with score < -100, not in the bountied tab? [duplicate]

I know Don't close questions where the user has requested that it not be closed has A LOT of downvotes, but it is a bountied question and it deserves its time in the limelight (aka the bountied ...
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"Featured on Meta" is confusing [duplicate]

Whenever a question on MSE is tagged as featured, ALL sites will show a "Featured on Meta" section on the right (desktop web). Meanwhile, among the question filter tabs one reads "featured". That ...
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How to see featured (bounty) questions from all Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

I am aware of the below links which shows the questions from all Stack Exchange sites: Hot questions on the Stack Exchange network! 'real-time' on the Stack Exchange network All Stack Exchange Meta ...
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Allow high-rep users to almost immediately offer bounties, though at an extra cost

Sometimes programmers need answers fast. I believe that high-reputation users should have the possibility to get a question featured within a few hours instead of the current two days (thanks @agf). ...
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Is there a way to filter featured questions based on "competence"?

Being an SO addict and a reputation junkie, I'd like to see a list of questions that fall into my competence* and have an open bounty. Is there any way to achieve that? * = Question matching some of ...
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Too many featured questions?

When the bounty system was created it seemed reasonable to set the minimum bounty at 50 reputation. However there are now hundreds of questions under the featured tab. It seems the featured tab has ...
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Bounties are no longer as useful on Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow now has 8 pages of bounty questions. And as an earlier question indicates bounty questions receive very little attention till they are on the front featured page. Jeff's answer to the ...
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Is rescinding reputation on a bountied question allowed? [duplicate]

I looked under "bountied" questions on Stack Overflow on 25-Aug and found How should I create an algorithm for the centroid of any System.Windows.Media.Geometry object? offering 100 ...
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Feature accepted answers to bounties

It looks to me that once a bounty is awarded, the post no longer has the visibility of a featured question. This one time I rather promptly answered satisfactorily someone's featured question, and OP ...
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Queue for bounties

I often realize that I want to place a bounty on a question, but already have a bounty in place. So far three simultaneous bounties have been allowed, but I find I forget many times which questions I ...
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How do we search for questions based on bounty?

I see featured questions with bounty, but there's no way to filter by amount of bounty?
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Are answers posted during the grace period eligible for bounties?

The FAQ on bounties: The bounty period lasts 7 days. Bounties must have a minimum duration of at least 1 day. After the bounty ends, there is a grace period of 24 hours to manually award the ...
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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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Is the minimum bounty now double your previous bounty? [duplicate]

I wanted to add an extra bounty to a question I had already bountied (at 100 rep) to make its reward comparable to a very similar question I had also bountied. I wanted to add another 150, but the ...
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Is there a policy for extending bounty periods in cases where there is SE network outage or maintenance? [duplicate]

If I start a bounty, I expect that bounty to last 7 days unless I award the bounty before the time of expiry. What happens if there is Stack Exchange Network maintenance or outage during that time? Is ...
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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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