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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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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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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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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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Automatic bounty not awarded to an accepted answer [duplicate]

According to the current bounty documentation (November 2020): How is a bounty awarded? ... If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created ...
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Why does the bounty award button appear on deleted answers?

Clearly this is an edge case and I probably shouldn't have even tried awarding the bounty to a deleted answer, but why is the bounty award button even available? It's not a bug since someone added in ...
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Will bounty rolled back if user removed or suspended?

Suppose If user gives bounty for another user's question then user is removed or is suspended for some period then will given bounty rolled back from that user's account? If user suspended for some ...
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Find questions with bounty in grace period

We can quickly see a list with questions that have an open bounty in the Bountied tab. But if a bounty enters the grace period, the question is not longer available in that list. So, here's my ...
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Bounty grace period claims to be expired while it's in its last hour [duplicate]

This SO question (10k, sorry), which is being discussed here, has a bounty that ended "at 2011-12-14 17:06:44Z", but as of now (2011-12-15 16:30:00Z, near enough) "the grace period has ended". Isn't ...
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Grace periods considered harmful?

When bounty grace periods were introduced, Jeff commented: I decided it can't hurt to extend the auto-award period 24 hours past the true end of the bounty. There has now been time to observe how ...
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How did the grace period start before the bounty is over?

I got this message in my inbox: It says that 25 minutes ago my grace period for my bounty on this question started But I still had 16 minutes left: How is this possible?
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Top questions show “wrong” bounty count [closed]

On the front page of the site, the total of bounties is accounting for those on grace period, but they're not actually shown in the page. Ask Different's homepage: Featured questions page: Stack ...
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How long is a question unable to be closed after the grace period expires?

I'd like to close-vote this question as off-site resource request, but can't, due to a bounty. The bounty has expired, and the grace period has ended, so it seems reasonable that the question can be ...
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Why does this question still show an expired bounty? [duplicate]

This question had a bounty that was posted 8 days ago. Its grace period expired earlier today (according to the revision history), and in fact the question does not show a bounty on the front page: ...
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Bounty: Should I award it to the only answer I have got? [duplicate]

I have received only one answer during the bounty period. The answer is good enough in the sense that I'll choose that path if that's really the last thing in the world I can do about it. Should I ...
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How does the hour calculation work for the bounty grace period notice?

When a question with the bounty in a grace period, it is displaying the notice like the one below: But the summation of the hours before bounty ended + Grace period ends is always 23. I would expect ...
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Some weird random ellipses in the Bounty Grace Period Started emails

I got this email a few days ago on my bounty entering the grace period: This looks pretty weird. The ellipsis at the beginning are strange, and the ellipsis at the end make it look like the whole ...
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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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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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What happens when a bounty expires? [duplicate]

I have a question for which I have set a 50 point bounty. What happens if I don't award anyone my bounty? Will the points be credited to my reputation? Or will they be wasted since I have not used ...
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Without understandable feedback it's hard to know if I can reward my bounty

This issue was reproduced in Android 10 using Google Chrome and using the browser in Desktop mode, and was reproduced in more than one community. As you can see in the next image, I created a question ...
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I want to reward someone for writing a good answer for my question, but without starting a bounty [duplicate]

I want to reward to someone for writing a good answer for my question. This reward system will be only for the question owner and who gave the answer. Users only will give a reward for an answer of ...
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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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Resolution on group bounty gaming? [closed]

I have recently encountered a very clear case of group bounty gaming. SO post in question: Triggering event manually in JS Helper CakePHP The original posted of the post started the question, did ...
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Bounties from deleted accounts should still be awarded; at least, the indicator should be removed

It might be from a bounty of 500, from a user who deleted his account. But the blue +500 flag is still attached to the question, so everybody who sees it will think that I have only about 300pt apart ...
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What does the bounty filter box's “Has bounty” do?

Not only can't I quite make sense of showing only bountied questions without bounty, de-selecting does not seem to have any effect either…
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Misalignment on user bounty page when there is one answer vs. multiple answers [duplicate]

This is a very minor problem, but if we go to a user's bounty page (e.g. this one), there is a misalignment between questions with 1 answer and questions with multiple answers. I don't think this is ...
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Why have all the “Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?” reminders disappeared in my list of questions? [duplicate]

I remember seeing red messages like these when I look at my list of questions: Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question? But I have not seen these (annoying) ...
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Make bounty award color blue in summary tab

Accepts are green, that's good. But why is the color of bounties green in summary, recent rep? Bounties are blue everywhere, so make them blue there! So can we change the color of ...
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Make bounty background color blue, in the Reputation Summary on the profile page [duplicate]

Currently, when you are awarded a bounty, the color in the Reputation Summary tab shows up green, just like any other accepted answer or other reputation increase. This can be a little confusing, ...

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