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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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I wanted to give a bounty to an answer, but it was deleted by CommunityBot, and the author is temporarily suspended. What should I do?

I wanted to give a bounty to an answer to my question. But the answer was unexpectedly deleted by CommunityBot. Its author is temporarily suspended. What should I do? The answer looks excellent and ...
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Is it allowed to give all of one's reputation points away via bounty? [duplicate]

If a person wants to leave, would they be able to give away loads or all of their points through bounties (reward existing answer mainly), or would that be flagged as some sort of offense and shut ...
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How can I get bounty information from the API?

I want to get information about all bounties that were active within last 3-4 days. This should include started, awarded and expired bounties. How do I do this? Here are my thoughts. If a bounty is ...
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Why is there no way to upgrade a half-bounty to a full bounty after 7 days? Maybe some way should be implemented?

I don't understand why this gets downvoted for merely disliking the suggestion. The downvote button says: "The question does not show any research effort, it is unclear or not useful." It ...
summerrain's user avatar
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How can I assign a bounty and the "accepted answer" checkmark to more than two equally good answers?

I posted a question and added a 100 point bounty. I got (so far) three equally great answers. Each of the answers approached the problem from a different angle. All three answers are independent. All ...
Timur Shtatland's user avatar
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2 answers
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Offer a bounty for a new canonical Q/A pair

For personal reasons I am no longer interested in contributing new questions and answers to Stack Overflow; but I think this idea would have much broader applicability than my specific use case. ...
Karl Knechtel's user avatar
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Deleted posts showing in the Earned Bounties list

Normally, one can only search their own deleted posts or they need a direct link to the deleted post. However, I've stumbled on a case where in the list of earned bounties on someone else's profile ...
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Are sock puppet bounties retracted?

A user used sock puppets to grant self bounties. The user's self-upvotes were retracted, and so were bounty rep gains, but the bounties remain visible on answers, and continue to inflate their worth. ...
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Do we receive notifications about new answers posted for a question on which I started bounty? [duplicate]

I started a bounty on a question. After I started the bounty, some answers were posted and I received notifications about these answers. P.S. I didn't follow the bounty question. Is receiving ...
Random Person's user avatar
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Bounties and Low Quality Posts Queue

While reviewing a question in the low quality posts queue I ran into an issue with the question having a bounty which prevented me from taking action on the post. I had intended to vote to close the ...
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How can I effectively assist a novice programmer with a bounty question?

Asking on Meta Stack Exchange has to do with effectively assisting a user who has posted a bounty on a question. Preface I'm currently interacting with a user who seems to have copied a project from ...
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Why don’t we see a preview of the bounty message?

I'm wondering why we don't see a preview of the bounty message. In one of my questions, if the bounty message was in the main post; the second link; i.e., the following would show only the following,...
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Get rid of the redundant/misleading "complete bounties list" link on Bounties tab

On the bottom of Bounties tab we have the link to complete list of bounties: Looking for more questions with bounties? Browse the complete list. Do we actually need it when ALL bounties are already ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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I did not receive my bounty even when I reached the requirements [duplicate]

On this question: Dart to WASM compilation (timeline), I did everything according to the guidelines and still did not get my bounty.
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Is it allowed to start a bounty for your unanswered question using an alt account?

Let's say a user has 2 accounts. The main account has asked a question which is unanswered. Now, is it allowed for the user to start a bounty on that question using the 2nd account given the following ...
binga58's user avatar
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Active bounty didn't prevent automatic deletion [duplicate]

According to Prevent questions with bounty from being auto-deleted an active bounty should prevent automatic deletion: We agree, questions that contain an active bounty should not be eligible for ...
Paul White's user avatar
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No space between "bounty" and the username in bounty notices [duplicate]

This might be the smallest bug, however, it is irritating to see the username is connected to "bounty" with a period. There have been times when I think that could be a particular syntax on ...
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Space is needed in generated bounty notice [duplicate]

In the bounty notice there isn't any space between the end of one sentence and the beginning of the next. E.g., Link to the list of MSE bounties for check by self.
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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1 answer
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Missing space in bounty notice on a post

I noticed there is a space missing in the bounty message on a post: Link to example post: Do you pay a gold tax when beating the final boss? The bounty has since ended on the example post, but any of ...
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Bounty expiring soon and completed simultaneously according to the inbox notification?

Is it normal according to common logic that "expiring soon" bounty "is completed"? bounty expiring soon Your bounty on question "Post notice should indicate a self-deletion ...
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Where can I look at English localization strings on Stack Exchange?

This question's title may confuse you, but I'm sure that there are English-to-English translations on each Stack Exchange site that uses the English language as a main in the user interface. For ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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How can I find users with a specific number of earned/offered bounties?

How can I find users with a specific number of earned or/and offered bounties?
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0 answers
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No tooltip or any other info why the bounty is not awardable for immature bounty on iPad

Before the bounty gets mature (allowed to award) on desktop browser or even on Android I can see the tooltip: Android 13 Chrome (touch screen) after tapping on the icon: But I can't see any tooltip ...
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3 answers
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How can I forcibly remove a question with no answers from the Bountied list?

If a question with bounty has an answer, you can award the bounty to that answer and that will remove the question from the Bountied list. Is it possible to remove the question (before the bounty is ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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2 answers
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What's the order of posts in bounty offered tab?

The order of posts in my offered bounties look like this: I don't get it, what's the sorting criteria used here? Post position Offered time first 2023-01-20 10:04:25Z middle 2021-03-15 13:55:51Z ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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1 answer
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Fix HTML encoding in message on attempt to award a bounty for deleted answer

Voting on deleted post leads to appearing of the following popup message: But on pressing on bounty icon I got almost same message, but with a weird HTML encoding for ':
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Add a custom message of a bounty as a comment part to the post timeline

A bounty can have a custom message specified on the bounty start And placed as a notice when the bounty is in the active phase: That message will not be visible anywhere after the end of a bounty ...
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Add bounty value as a comment in timeline [duplicate]

Currently, there is no information about bounties worth values in timeline, e.g.: It would be nice to add a value of bounty as comment part in timeline, i.e. bounty worth N reputation
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1 answer
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Can the Community bot receive bounties?

Is it possible for the Community user to answer a question - like here - and receive a bounty if a bounty is placed on the question? At this point in time, Community's answer is the highest-upvoted, ...
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How to receive a bounty from "Community"? [duplicate]

I was checking some bounties to see and realized that one of my answers was present on a newly bountied question. This one to be specific: 500 window is not defined nuxt3 and composition api I forgot ...
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"bounty start" with reputation entry is removed from the bounty post's timeline

When there is a bounty added for a question, previously there are three entries are added to the post's timeline, such as : "bounty started" "notice added" with a comment provided ...
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Bounty badges drained of colour

Something I noticed just now (look inside the circle): The badge with the bounty amount in a bounty notice was previously white text on a blue background; now it has the same colours as the notice ...
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Bounty name overflow

Was reading this answer on SO and saw this char overflow:
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Can Place a Bounty on a Locked Q/A, but Can't Award It [duplicate]

A few days ago, I revisited the infamous HTML Zalgo question. Seeing the "start a bounty" link, I clicked it. I ended up being able to place one on the question despite the entire Q/A post ...
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Is "Authoritative reference needed" bounty a good way to bring staff's attention to a post? [duplicate]

I know that there is this post which talks about how to escalate posts to staff using status-review. But I would like to primarily discuss about "Authoritative reference needed" in this ...
Random Person's user avatar
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2 answers
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Can we lower the two-day minimum wait for placing a bounty to one day for smaller Stack Exchange sites?

After posting a question, can we lower the two-day minimum wait for placing a bounty to, for example, one day, for smaller, more inactive Stack Exchange sites?
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A possibly erroneous bounty auto-award message? I thought I already awarded it, but auto-award notification says it gave the full amount

Third time's a charm! Starting at +100 for my first bounty on Reference request (explaining) how optical correlators combine light from multiple telescopes to produce ultra-high resolution ...
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Implementing uber-votes on questions

This question is essentially a variation of Bounty-like facility for rewarding excellent questions in the spirit of GentlePurpleRain's comment here. I reproduce the linked question and comment below: ...
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Don't systematically double the minimum amount to offer for a bounty

"if you offer multiple bounties on the same question, the minimum spend doubles with each subsequent bounty (50 reputation on the first bounty, 100 reputation on the second, 200 on the third, and ...
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Having the Community user offering bounties instead of bumping

I dislike when the Community user bumps questions and flags them modified when no (valuable) modification was actually made. It is no longer a problem per se since Unix & Linux SE moderators ...
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Reputation bounties by upvotes [duplicate]

I don't think that the current implementation of reputation bounties is good. There is a good chance that after assigning a bounty to a question one doesn't receives any useful information at all and ...
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When a user offers a bounty on their own question, their name isn't highlighted [duplicate]

All the bounty events (bounty started, notice added, bounty ended, notice removed) are missing the blue highlight (exact color varies by theme) for the OP's name in the timeline. Example: (More ...
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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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1 answer
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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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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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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 ...
Christos Hayward's user avatar
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1 answer
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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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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 +...
Red's user avatar
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2 votes
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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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