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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The bounty gambit: Is it misuse to add e.g. a 50-point bounty aiming to attract >5 upvotes? [duplicate]

On some of my posts (like this one) I feel like it would be worthwhile playing the bounty gambit: add a bounty with the sole aim of getting those points back and more in upvotes. E.g. a 50-point ...
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Text of Bounty Grace Period notice is confusing

This bounty has ended. Answers to this question are eligible for a +50 reputation bounty. You have 19 hours to award this bounty. The question to which I awarded a bounty has exactly one answer, by ...
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Why Bounty Notification seems like question has answers when there are no answer? [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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Why didn't I get any bounty after the question was accepted? [duplicate]

I have answered a question, and after the bounty expired, I didn't get any bounty. And the bounty was started by the question owner, the question owner accepted an answer during the bounty period, ...
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Can users award existing bounties on questions that get historically locked? Do automatic awards still work?

(Please note: while the topic of the example question cited here is controversial, this question is not a place to express your thoughts about it. This is a simple support question asking about the ...
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What happens if a bounty is awarded automatically when there are 2 answers with an equal amount of upvotes? [duplicate]

From https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/16067/678412: What happens if I feel my question is still unanswered? / What is automatic awarding? Approximately 24 hours after the end of the bounty ...
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Why are returned bounties excluded from timelines?

Consider these history-events shown in the timeline of some question for which at some point one of its answers was granted a bounty (as in this example for which I ever got a bounty granted): ...
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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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Daily reputation cap doesn't account for reputation * loss* due to bounty awarded?

There are many Q&A's around this and the best explanation of daily cap model is from this answer that uses the bucket analogy. It is an old answer but gives a good understanding. My confusion is ...
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Can I get back the reputation of a bounty if the author accepts my answer?

Recently, by mistake, I've set a bounty for a question that was asked by another account. I've read a lot about bounty policies here, however, I don't understand my condition. The question hasn't ...
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Bountied reputation changes treated as accepted answers

I recently got a bounty here on SO: how to round/remove traling ".0" zeros in pandas column? But when I look at the summary page of my activity, it's colored green and it's the same color ...
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Is the “This Is Fine” Winter Bash hat delivered when you get half-bounty?

My question is virtually the title. I am asking whether you can still get the “This Is Fine” hat if the person who set up the bounty doesn't manually award it to anyone but instead the system awards ...
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About earning the hat that has 2 hearts

I'm referring to this hat Just to clarify, we have to start a bounty (no matter how many points, right?) on somebody else question (answers too?) at least 7 to 1 day(s) after the last day of hats, ...
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Why are bounties now also censored?

On the question Stack Overflow is doing me ongoing harm; it's time to fix it! there was some activity. As indicated per homepage activity by a user. So I clicked it and wanted to know what's ...
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Place a bounty to reward an answer on a duplicate (closed) question

Proposal: Allow bounties on questions that are marked as duplicate, which may have valuable answers. (or make duplicate questions not having the status 'on hold') Motivation: It regularly happens ...
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Is there any place to see a leaderboard of top “Bountiers”?

I've just run this script to find the list of top flaggers on travel.se which I thought was fascinating. What I'd love to also do is work out how to get the list of the most bounties offered (either ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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How should I handle useless answers on bountied questions? [duplicate]

Most of the times, when I start a bounty on a question without any answer for a long time, I got several useless answers. Sometimes these are off-topic "spam" and contain a solution which is not ...
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Answer should be auto-bountied if it was the only one to ever exist and the reason was for rewarding an existing answer [duplicate]

I posted a bounty on this question on May 27, intending to reward it to the person who had a highly upvoted answer that was accepted on May 19. The reason I chose from those available was One or ...
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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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Will we get our reputation back if bounty is not answered in SOF [2019]? [duplicate]

I saw many other old posts which states that we won't get our reputation back but I would like to know whether stackoverflow has added an option for it or not? If there is no feature till now please ...