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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Could I receive bounties back if the question hadn't the attention that was needed? [duplicate]

I've opened a bounty of 50 reputation on one of my question: How could I create gaze buttons using React VR? but it didn't receive an answer that could help me from any other Stack Overflow user. ...
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Can I answer a question I've put a bounty on?

Let's say I find a good question on Stack Overflow then decide to post a bounty on it. A few days later I then stumble upon a solution and decide I want to post an answer. I know the minimum bounty ...
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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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Remove notification that triggers upon final bounty expiration

Bounties automatically trigger four notifications, one when three days of advertising remain, one when only one is left, a third when the grace period begins as the last chance to manually award the ...
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How can I check a user's bounties history?

Is there a way to see the bounties a user has placed up to now, on what questions and whom the bounties have been awarded to? I've been trying to look for this information on the sites help centers, ...
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How to un-auto-award a bounty to an answer that didn't solve my problem? [duplicate]

I recently received a message telling me "Your bounty on question "How to dynamically inject a service using a runtime "qualifier" variable?" has expired - answer auto-selected." But how ...
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Don't set minimum bounty to 100 when own answer is community wiki

If you have answered your own question, and want to start a bounty on it, you must start at 100 rep instead of the default 50, because: To avoid overly promotional bounties, if you are offering a ...
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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. Is it a ...
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Add the plus symbol with the bounty score in the revision history

I see the bounty score with the + (plus symbol) in the Featured tab and the bounty offered post itself. Like the below: But the + (plus symbol) is not added in the revision history For uniformity ...
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Bounty created to reward existing answer, only one answer exists, bounty expired

First time I ever did this. I asked a question, there was only one answer, and it was exemplary. I accepted it as the correct answer. (Did I mention it was the only answer?) Because it was SO good ...
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Disable bounty-related notifications, if there is no answer to award bounty

My bounty failed. It was aimed to attract at least one answer, but no answer was actually given. Do I still need to see these -- a bit annoying -- reminders that my bounty is about expire within... 3 ...
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Time before bounty awarded automatically

I have seen several posts regarding bounty awarding (it is going to be my first bounty awarded, so pretty excited) and I understand from this post that I should wait until the bounty notice disappears ...
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Why can't new questions be bountied on the spot?

It would make it possible for the site communities to develop "house rules" on which they handle the bountied questions differently. An example scenario: consider a hard science site, which has a ...
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Why is the Bounty privilege given at 75 reputation, while minimum bounty is 50 reputation?

I don't understand why you can't place a bounty until you get 75 rep but the minimum bounty is 50. Wouldn't it make more sense to be able to place a bounty when you have 51 rep since you have enough ...
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Should I suggest to have the bounty un-awarded to myself?

It appears that if a bounty is clicked as awarded, even if the time still remains (e.g., for a better answer), then the question goes away from the "featured" tab. Is it a safe (and a good idea, too) ...
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Allow users to disable notifications about their bounties

I often add a bounty on a question, and having accounts on many sites, I can sometimes find myself with several bounties running simultaneously on different sites. The thing that annoys me the most ...
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Part of the 'Bounty Grace Period Started' email uses a default font

A part of the 'Bounty Grace Period Started' uses the system default font. The footer uses the font you chose and the rest of the email looks fine too, so I don't think it's due to lack of support from ...
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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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The notification for the bounty award within 24 hours can be improved

In the current message one can read: Your bounty on question "..." is completed. You must award it to an answer within 24 hours. To be clear this is the message that appears if I didn't give my ...
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What happens to reputation used for a bounty that was never awarded to another user? [duplicate]

Edit: I need to apologise for this.. I was having a particularly bad week in a string of crappy ones; long story short, I vented in the wrong way at the wrong people. For that I am so very sorry. So ...
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How can I award a bounty to two different answers? [duplicate]

So I have a bounty of 500 pending on a question that I wrote. Two different persons answered the question two different ways and I want to reward both. I have discovered (to my dismay) that I can't ...
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Bumping a post without a bounty

I have a question on Stack Overflow that no one has answered after 12 hours. I don't have enough rep for a bounty, so is there any acceptable way of bumping my post? If not, what should I do to get my ...
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Can't add comment in the question I posted a bounty for [duplicate]

Posting a bounty for How to navigate a lot of tabs in Google Chrome on iOS (iPad) was my first activity on the StackExchange site 'Ask Different', and apparently I didn't get any reputation bonus for ...
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Should I award a bounty to a potentially correct answer?

This is more of a moral question. I've asked a question here. I ended up solving with my own solution. However, there is 100 bounty points still up in the air and I'm debating whether to give it to ...
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Reverse the order of bounty questions

Now the newest bounties are listed in the end of the list of bounties. I propose to reverse the order, and show newest bounties in the beginning of the list of bounties. This way newest bounties ...
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Why am I missing the START A BOUNTY button on my question when I am qualified to start a bounty?

I am trying to start a bounty on this question. As far as I can tell - I am qualified to start bounties (I have done that successfully before): According to this: magento.stackexchange.com/help/...
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No new or edited answers after a bounty? [duplicate]

I created a bounty on a question not my own. But since then there has been no updates and I'm still having the problem. There still is no accepted answer either. I'd rather have my reputation ...
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Incorrect plural form for bounty interval

The Android app shows a banner about bounty with an incorrect plural form: App Version: 1.0.89 Device Manufacturer: LGE Device Model: LG-H860 OS Version: 7.0 (1635123498b3d)
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Stolen bounty day

My question has an open bounty. iOS app says: Web says: iOS app, please, bring back a stolen day! I think it's related to another bug. App Version: 1.6.2.5 Device: iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi) OS ...
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Maverick hat not awarded during bounty

This question is intertwined with an earlier one I posted Maverick Hat BOUNTY rules? I answered a -3 question on January 1 and on the same day I placed a bounty on it. The bounty, which I cannot ...
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Maverick Hat BOUNTY rules?

The following is the procedure needed in order to win the coveted Maverick hat during Winter Bash 2016/17 Find a question that is scored -3. Answer it. Wait until your answer is scored +5 ...
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How can I start a bounty in a mobile application? [duplicate]

I was browsing some questions in Chemistry Stack Exchange. Many of the questions were relevant to me but either they had no answers or outdated ones. So I wanted to start a bounty on them. But this ...
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I got a bounty I didn't deserve — why?

Recently, I received an automatic bounty for this question on AskUbuntu, but there's no way I could have deserved the award. As per the help center: If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (...
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Leave newlines intact in bounty messages

Bounties allow us to provide a message along with bounties we place, should we deem it useful to include one. I use this myself regularly, and sometimes a decent explanation is warranted so that ...
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Shall it be possible to comment on answers to questions I have bounty for even if I don't have 50 reputation? [duplicate]

I understand that this is a rather corner case situation, but I managed to end up in it, and it is very frustrating. I found a question I need an answer for in a community I am not part of. The ...
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When can the community user offer a bounty?

Today I found a question on Stack Overflow where a user offered a bounty on a question, and their account was banned or removed, leaving the bounty open, and being offered by the community user: I am ...
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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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Click on the “Cancel” for “Start a bounty” scrolls page to the top [duplicate]

If I close "Start a bounty" window with a "Cancel" button, page scrolls to the top. This is not happen if I choose close button (right top) or simply click anywhere on the page outside this ...
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What happens when user comes down to low reputation? [duplicate]

I was offering bounty to some good unanswered questions, but I suddenly realized what happens if I come down to below 50 reputation or below 125 reputation points (minimum reputation points required ...
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What can be done with a question & bounty where single answer is already part of the question? [duplicate]

This question of mine has a bounty of 50 points and received a single answer so far. However the answer is already part of the original quesiton. Additionally the answer also does not solve the ...
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Message regarding a bounty after it expired without an answer [duplicate]

I started a bounty at 11:52 on Nov. 7th and it expired yesterday after seven days. No answer has been posted and I know I will end up losing this reputation. Now, it is 12:12 on Nov. 15th, eight ...
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Show an icon on questions that had an unawarded bounty

Wouldn't it be interesting and handy to see an icon on questions that once had an unawarded bounty? I've been requesting the Stack Exchange team add this in surveys for several years now and thought ...
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In the bounty reminder email, don't suggest me to improve my question if it has a positive score

A week ago I started a bounty on my question How can I bundle my tests which use Sinon.js using Rollup.js? Now the bounty has ended, but I haven't received any answers. I got an email saying this: ...
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Increasing bounty points [duplicate]

I was wondering if there was a method, or if its even feasible, to allow the original poster to increase a bounty? In essence this equates to a larger enticement to get qualified answers. If the ...
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Could it be easier to award a bounty to an existing answer?

Disclaimer: I have read How does the bounty system works?. I have read questions such as How to award a bounty (+50) instantly?, and its peers, closed as duplicate of the former. I know how the ...
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Allow to change bounty value at the third step of the Create Bounty dialog

Say, you want to start a bounty. Whatever amount of reputation you want to offer, it is totally imaginable you can change your mind and offer more, or less, whatever. It's important, that's why it is ...
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Give real money to charity to offer bounty points

I read through the idea of "Offering actual money as a bounty" and found the discussion interesting. The consensus seems to be a solid no, this is a terrible idea, summarised by: Joel and Jeff ...
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How did this user offer a bounty on their question? [duplicate]

How can someone with a reputation of 19 offer a bounty of 100, and thus stop the question being closed? https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/56602/cannot-ssh-nor-nvc-into-my-pi-3-on-the-...
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How is it possible for a user to start a bounty with low reputation? [duplicate]

In this question, the guy who started the bounty has only 36 reputation. It would mean that he had 86 prior to the bounty, which is below the limit for the action. What am I missing?
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Nagging users to award a bounty when they can't [duplicate]

I posted a bounty to a fairly corner-case question at new-WindowsImage stalls with 0x8007007E, can't load unattend.dll . Sadly, 30 minutes after posting the bounty, I realized what the answer was. ...