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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How do I request a question be re-answered? [duplicate]

Say I have the question "How do I solve A". I do a search, and I find that Bob has already posted this exact question. He has also posted an answer, in which he says "I figured out I could avoid the ...
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Bounty: self answered question [duplicate]

I have a currently open bounty in Magento site Magento2 - missing adminhtml custom block after upgrade to 2.2 & I have solved the problem myself I can accept my answer as valid, but I am not sure ...
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The buttons for awarding a bounty should be distinguishable from already awarded bounties in the mobile skin [duplicate]

Whenever I see my currently active bounties from a mobile site, I feel as if they've already been awarded. This is how it looks from my chrome browser in Android: The blue colour of the +100 box is ...
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List of past bounties on a SE site

I would wish to look at past bounties that had been started on a SE site. The purpose is to gauge their "success rate" i.e. how effective have they been in pulling required answers from the community ...
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Why is there a bounty, when an answer is already accepted? [duplicate]

The Question is: Catching exceptions in destructors I asked a question in 2013, got some good answers, and accepted one. Now this week (early 2018), I got a notice that someone else had put a bounty ...
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Changes to bounty rules: removal of double rep-retention, blocking of owner deletion

Adam Lear has been digging into the circumstances behind this feature request, and determined that the behavior described there is likely an oversight: it should not be possible for a bounty to remain ...
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Automatic bounty awarding - votes count up to which point considered? [duplicate]

In the accepted answer to the question How does the bounty system work? it says, If the author offered the bounty, and accepted an answer that was posted during the bounty period, that answer is ...
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Cannot start bounty using IE 11

When I click "Start a Bounty" I get the dialog asking me to choose how many points to offer, but when I click Next nothing happens (the dialog stays, no points are subtracted, no bounty is added). ...
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Do not refund bounty on question deletion if reputation would be kept on an awarded answer

According to this post and its status-bydesign tag, if a question where someone offered and awarded a bounty is deleted, the bounty is refunded back to the bounty owner. In most cases, this isn't much ...
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What is the bounty expires message trying to tell me, when it shows up on a question with no answers? [duplicate]

I got the notification that "Bounty expires in 3 days". Now normally, I assume its purpose is to remind me to consider accepting an answer. However, in this case there are no answers posted yet. ...
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Award part of reputation back to bounty owner

This is the question I'm talking about. I'm the OP, the bounty owner, the only one who answered and there aren't any real comments too. Wouldn't be safe to allow awarding part of bounty reputation ...
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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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How can I see the list of my own answers only for bounty questions? [duplicate]

Is there a possible way to search my own answers that are posted only for bounty questions (whether or not they currently have a bounty on them)?
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Allow questions to be bountied before two days if they are reviewed as “Leave Open” in the Close Votes queue

The rationale of the 2 days delay before a new question becomes bountiable is that the community requires time to close a not eligible question. The problem is with it, that the worth of an answer ...
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Flagging (or marking) questions for your own purposes

I want to start offering bounties on a stack that I no longer visit regularly. It has been suggested that I go through unanswered questions looking for good questions that I find interesting and are, ...
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What to do when you added a bounty but the most voted answer is not an answer actually?

I've asked a question on AI, and because it don't got much attention I created a bounty. With this I got some answers. They do add extra research and info, which is good, but do not resolve my problem....
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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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Cannot add bounty to question [duplicate]

I have at least 75 rep. I don't see any link underneath the comments to start a bounty:
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Different interpretation of username with sequence of spaces

I noticed that if the username contains a sequence of spaces then they squashed into a single space. For example this user name displayed as Kto to (single whitespace), but actually his name is Kto ...
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What if my question is not answered nether commented and I do not have enough reputation to start a bounty? [duplicate]

Suppose I asked some question, that got enough (28-30) views to get an answer or at least a comment. But neither a comment nor any answer is posted. So I should start a bounty so that it gets people'...
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If bounties must wait 24 hrs to award, why isn't accepting an answer held to the same restriction?

I have seen varying opinions across a handful of stackexchange sites as to how long you should wait to accept an answer. This answer claims that you should wait as long as it takes to get a correct ...
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Explicitly set a tab for bounty links

Bounty section in the user profile page contains a three tabs: active, offered, and earned. Every time when tab is switching the title is changes: But link in the title remains the same: ...
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Can I delete my own question which has an answer awarded with a bounty? [duplicate]

Can I delete my own question which has an answer awarded with a bounty?
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No horizontal line for bounty tab in private mode

Main pages for SO sites: Portuguese, Russian, Spanish opened in browser's private mode does not contain horizontal line for the bounty tab: Being logged in line is visible: Tested in ...
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Why was this bounty vote deleted?

Someone awarded a bounty to me on this answer and then deleted their account. Normally, I would still keep the bounty reputation, and it would be attributed to the Community user. However, in this ...
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My question with a bounty got an autoselected answer that (almost) misses the point completly [duplicate]

I did put up a question for bounty Get the z-Buffer in 16 bit resolution in 3ds max , which got one answer, which kinda led in the right direction, but had an immense flaw (Still in 8 Bit). I upvoted ...
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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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My bounty expired with no answers, how can I raise the bounty? [duplicate]

I asked a question on Stack Overflow (How to update the deprecated python zipline.transforms module?) but received no answers. I offered a bounty of 50 reputation but still received no answers. I ...
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What's happend with bounty point if I answer my proper question? [duplicate]

What's happend with bounty point if I answer my proper question and resolve it myself after a work of search and documentation ?
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Data on who offered bounties

Is there a way to know who offered bounties on each question on SE? We are working with the SO datadump, and there is data there on bounties in the Votes.xml file. However, there is no information on ...
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How to set bounties in the Stack Exchange app [duplicate]

I often use an app to access SE/SO. Sometimes I see some post on Stack Overflow that didn't get much attention, so I want to use my reputation to set the bounties while I am on an app (Android). ...
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Allow users with 130 reputation or less to get one free bounty

Essentially, when you have ~100 rep, giving a 50 rep bounty could risk losing some of the basic features like editing community wikis, etc. I believe users with such a low rep amount should be ...
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What's the intention of setting a bounty on a [feature-request] or a [bug]?

I'm curious why people set bounties on feature-requests and bugs. AFAIK it won't speed up the implementation or fixing progress of the FR/B, because the coders in SE don't matter about them very much. ...
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Let's raise the privilege to set bounties to something that needs having been active in the site [duplicate]

In User signing up to many stackexchange sites and offering the association bonus as a bounty a case is being discussed about a user that got 200 reputation in one of the Stack Exchange sites and ...
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User signing up to many stackexchange sites and offering the association bonus as a bounty

This user has a lot of communities joined today and 1 rep They seem to be methodically signing up to sites and then offering the 100 rep association bonus as a bounty. Is this a problem? Should the ...
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What is the order of featured tab?

First I thought order of featured tab is post modified time order. But seems like I am wrong. So what is the order of featured tab?
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Are questions with active bounties taken into consideration for selection of Hot Network Question section?

I referred to the following questions: How do these arbitrary hotness points work? and What changed in the Hot Questions sidebar algorithm? on MSE, but I am still curious to know whether questions ...
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Bounty-setter can’t comment on bounty question [duplicate]

I know there have been many requests that, once you earn a privilege, you should keep that privilege forever, even if you drop below the reputation threshold that granted you that privilege — ...
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Can a bounty be awarded to a temporarily suspended user?

I posted a bounty on Stack Overflow and got an answer from a user that has since been temporarily suspended. Will the system allow me to award the bounty to that user? A Day in the Penalty Box says ...
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Why can't I increase to an outstanding bounty? [duplicate]

A friendly user placed a bounty on a question of mine: Is there really no version of realloc() supporting alignment? The thing is, it's a pretty small bounty, and I want to augment it a bit. It ...
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Why did I not receive a notification for this answer to a bountied question?

I placed a bounty on this question by another user. Two days later, the question received an answer (which was deleted after the bounty expired). I did not get a notification for this answer, though I ...
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Can we have a search option for questions with bounties? (No, I don't mean hasnotice:1) [duplicate]

Over the years, there have been multiple requests asking how to search for questions and answers with bounties. How can I search for bounty questions? (Jun 21 '10) How can I find questions that I ...
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How can I view my offered bounties across SE?

I want to review questions I have posted bounties on across the Stack Exchange network. I'd like to do this so I can check for active bounties with answers I need to review. I can view my offered ...
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Why am I forced to give away half the bounty on a question even if the answers are incorrect? [duplicate]

I found a pretty cool question which justified a bounty. I didn't receive a correct answer and the bounty is about to expire. Instead of extending the bounty I MUST pick an answer or half a bounty ...
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Got auto-granting bounty on a question that didn't get a true answer [duplicate]

I've put a large bounty on a question I really wanted an answer to, and yet all answers didn't have a working solution: How to avoid blocking of scrolling itself when using setNestedScrollingEnabled(...
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Not getting enough attention on other SE sites [duplicate]

I have a question related to PHP and Ubuntu OS. Mostly related to Ubuntu. So I asked that question in Ask Ubuntu. But the question is not getting enough attention. Only 5 views after posting it for a ...
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Any visible indication that a user is unregistered (apart from profile page)? Bounty disappears with cookie?

I just left comments and a +100 'thank-you` bounty both here and here at answers from an author of the paper linked in my questions. I'd thought that bumping a known expert (the posts were invited) ...
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Show the bounty notice/reason on hover instead of “this question has an open bounty worth x reputation”

There are different reasons for a bounty including "to award to an existing answer". In some other case, the person is looking for updated answer. When saw a bounty in the featured tab, The title ...
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Can I award a bounty to the asker who asked it? [duplicate]

I sometimes feel the need to reward the asker for posting a very useful and thoughtful question. Bounties are rewarded for answers, and not for questions. I can only upvote the question once, but if I'...
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Bounty strings are not used in localization engine

Looks like some strings pertain to bounty are not used in localization engine (despite of existed translations). In particular: with no winning answer worth $amount$ reputation with $answerlink$ ...