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 “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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“Spare” rep for use on bounties for points over the cap

There are lots of very good reasons for the 200 point cap, but at the same time it adds an anticlimactic area above the 200 point cap each day. Why not let the points over the 200 cap go into another ...
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Editing bounty messages, is it finally time for a little “Love”? (anti-Doh! feature request)

I start a lot of bounties and when I add a bounty remark I often get it right the first time. Once when a mistake in my message was problematic a moderator was kind enough to take the time to help me ...
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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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Allow commenting for bounty offerer with less than 50 rep

After offering a bounty to this question, I realize that I cannot comment on the question because I have less than 50 rep. Is it possible to change this behaviour, so that the bounty offerer can ...
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Reminder of bounty expiration on someone else's question

I put a bounty on this question but unfortunately there are no answers yet. Today I received a reminder by email that my bounty is about to expire. The part of the text that seems weird is (emphasis ...
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Why does the bounty dropdown sometimes default at a value larger than the minimum allowed?

In this question, bounty dropdown defaults at value 250, while the minimum allowed is 50 - why is that? To preemptively address ideas that this might be because question already had a 250 bounty (...
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Question bumped into Community Wiki by several bounties?

Look at the revision history of this here question — what concerns me is the entry that says: Post Made Community Wiki by being edited by more than 5 different editors If you look at the ...
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“You have x hours to award the bounty” when there are no answers

Since a bounty does not necessarily result in any answers, should the prompt This question had a bounty worth +X reputation from Whomever that ended Y hours ago; you have (24 - Y) hours to award ...
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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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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 notices are attributed to no one when the owner is deleted

In some cases where a user offers a bounty and then is deleted, it seems Community becomes the owner of the bounty. If the bounty was started with a bounty notice, the revision history no longer has ...
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Don't hide very low-scored questions from the frontpage if they have a bounty

I recently edited an old and very negatively voted question (-11) in order to improve it and turn it into a not so bad or maybe even good question. However, a big problem that I see is, that while ...
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Award a bounty, break a question

I just started a bounty to this question. Upon starting it, I was lead to the "Oops! Something bad happened" page. No big deal. Let's go back and see if it took....what? I can't visit it any more? ...
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Don't allow questions with close votes to be bountied

Since close votes expires during the bounty's duration, the current solution is to flag the post and get a mod involved. Why should mods need to be involved? We don't allow questions with bounties to ...
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Retain bounty awarded even if question is deleted

OK, I know bounty issues are trivial in the big scheme of things, but having a bounty taken away by the OP after awarding it is really making me upset. (Maybe I should cut down on the caffeine?) I'...
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Add notice contents to the timeline

Bounties are listed in the timeline now, but not the bounty message. Bounty messages are posted as notices, and moderators can post other notices too. I've had to remove a bounty from a question ...
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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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People who bounty other peoples questions should be listed via comment autocomplete

So a user places a bounty on a question but has no interaction with that question. It looks like they can be the focus of a comment but they do not appear in the reply autocomplete. Considering that ...
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Make bounty Custom Message dialog box draggable

When placing a bounty, the Custom Message dialog box pops up, and is sometimes directly over the question. There are times when writing the message that I want to refer to the question, but the box ...
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“question eligible for bounty in x days” link has an invalid HTML id

Under your own question, if it isn't old enough (2 days) for a bounty, a link is shown: question eligible for bounty in x days The ID of this element (bounty-link bounty) does not conform to the ...
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Bounty and reputation shenanigans?

Just curious about an observation, because it just looks goofy to me. Maybe it's nothing. This question: How to calculate the total time a user spending on an application? was asked back on June ...
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Add a way to see previous bounties and their reasons for any question

We now have the ability to offer bounties with custom messages, which is great and extremely useful. It allows the person offering a bounty to state specifically what they're looking for. However ...
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In the bounty primary window, “learn more” link should be separated from the main sentence

When you click "start a bounty" link, the sentence saying how many bounties you can start is not separated with the following "learn more" link: Probably put a comma or a semicolon between the ...
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Heisenbug alert: Featured tab is sometimes borked

I just noticed this on the mSO featured page: The page which the tab links to, however, shows that there's a good dozen or so bountied questions. This seems to only happen on the featured tab itself. ...
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Schrödinger's “Award bounty” button

Let's play a small game first: Illustration: Has the bounty been awarded? Here are two images cut from two screenshots. One of them has an active bounty, while the other has an awarded bounty. Make ...
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How does deletion affect previous unawarded bounties?

I see When a question that had bounties is deleted, are they automatically refunded? is very similar, but this is discussing bounties that expired and were awarded and may have been refunded by a ...
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If an answer receives a bounty, the bounty reason should be available alongside that answer

If a bounty is offered on a question, the user offering the bounty is asked to select a reason for offering the bounty. This reason should be displayed or at least available alongside the answer that ...
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When is the message “Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?” displayed?

When do we usually get the following message on Stack Overflow Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question? On what criteria does this message get displayed? Is ...
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Include bounties in profile activity tab

Recent bounty-related activities (adding, awarding, earning) are not included in any profile's recent activity tab. I can't think of any other standard activities that are omitted; even the relatively ...
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Don't put reward-existing-answer bounties on the Featured page

I just went over to the Featured tab and clicked a question I thought I could answer, to see this: One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty. Guess I'm not going ...
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Awarding bounties on not constructive questions

Earlier today I ran across this question which does not seem like a fit for StackOverflow and I would vote to close it as not constructive, however there is an open bounty on this question and it will ...
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Get notified when a bounty is provided for question which you (tried to) answer(ed)

I found out (by chance) that a question for which I provided an answer got a bounty (due to an upvote I found about it). I thought I answered the question fully and thoroughly and now it seems it is ...
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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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Time suffixes (m,h) are hardcoded in the bounty section

If question with an open bounty has been recently updated, then you can see m suffix indicating minutes in the user bounty page: After waiting a minute, timer will refresh this value ...
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Change notification when a bounty gets no answer

Currently the bounty I set on this question has expired with no answer. The message displayed on the bounty is: This question had a bounty worth +50 reputation from C Rags that ended 1 hour ago. ...
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Do undeleted answers qualify for a bounty?

On the question Query multiple collections with different fields in solr the following sequence of events happened The question got opened I saw it and gave an answer After the lunchbreak I saw a ...
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Tentatively award bounty : better control of auto-award

I currently have a bounty on a question; and an answer in mind that I would like to award it to. However, there's still a few days left on the bounty and I don't want to jump the gun and award it ...
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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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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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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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Protection banner shouldn’t override bounty banner in the app

In the app, a question that has an open bounty has a banner at the bottom indicating that there is a bounty: However, if the question is also protected then the banner at the bottom is about the ...
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Zero offered bounties for 50 reputation

I found a user (currently suspended) that has “0 offered bounties for 50 reputation” (The original text is in Russian due to localisation): I’m not sure, but probably the voting violations (the ...
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Start a bounty link color

Why "start a bounty" link color looks like simple text, not as a link? Also color for "start a bounty" link is not changed after mouse over, like for another links, e.g. action links block below ...
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Please show bounty message in Android bounty details pop-up

In the android app, looking at bounty details using the i button, the bounty reasons are not shown: The bounty message can provide important information as to the setter's requirements (who may ...
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Bounty winner tooltip does not check for duplicates

I stumbled across this answer. 1000 is a big number so I hovered and saw this: Should be only one Pekka there. For what it's worth, it's waffles fault but he left this bug to his successors. :)
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Minimum bounty seems too steep?

I have a difficult question, that I have gone to extensive effort to answer for myself, and I had placed a (fairly high) bounty on it in the past which didn't result in any answer. That was almost ...
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Explain auto-award after “you have X hours to award the bounty”

In spite of the information in the privilege page linked by the FAQ, what happens if you don't manually award a bounty is often unclear in the minds of awarders (1, 2, …). At the moment, even after ...
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No string to translate for “Winning bounty for question”

I can't find the string "Winning bounty for question" to translate. This string is appeared in the timeline page of the answer that got a bounty sometime.
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Why I did not receive a notification that grace period of a bounty started?

From my past experience with bounties, you receive several notification as the bounty is closing to end: bounty expires in three days, bounty expires in one day, bounty expiring soon (this is ...