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Questions tagged [bounty]

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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Why don't I get my reputation back when my bounty ends without replies? [duplicate]

So I've been on stackoverflow for a while just replying question and now, for the first time asked something python-sqlalchemy related. I only got a reply that wasn't helpful so after a few days, I ...
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Is “Featured” the right text for the bounties tab?

On the Home page and Questions page, we have a tab for questions that currently have bounties. The tab reads "Featured". I've long wondered why we used "Featured" rather than something like... I don't ...
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The association bonus does not persist as advertised and “Altruistic” users are penalized

The association bonus FAQ says: This bonus gives users who have shown some basic understanding of how the Stack Exchange system works a boost past the initial site restrictions on sites where they ...
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Bounty Award Case on Same Score

I have case on Stack Overflow where I answered a question having some bounty award. It isn't accepted yet, but it has a positive score. Apparently, another answer provided by another user has some ...
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Why do you need to add a bounty to get attention on Stack Exchange Meta?

When you post a question here you already spend time on it, formatting and wording it correctly, backup up everything with quotations and research. But when you post a bug or feature request if you ...
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50 reputation option does not exist in the bounty offer drop down list [duplicate]

After I clicked the "start a bounty" link, in the drop down list, the 50 reputation option did not exist:
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Eeeek! Can't start a bounty on any question

Trying to start a bounty, on any question, results in this: Please fix, in the dev tools I noticed a request to non existent URL. This happens in all SE sites as far as I could see.
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Why is BountyAmount for votetypeid = 8 empty in the votes table of MathOverflow

While helping out on a SEDE query here I was looking at the votes table in the MathOveflow database, specially the records for votetypeid = 8. I noticed that the bountyamount isn't present in these ...
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Is offering cross-site bounties allowed?

I came across this question on Stack Overflow that starts with: NOTE: I'm also offering a bounty of 50 to 100 reputation on this problem. While I am unable to offer a bounty via StackOverflow due ...
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Can't start a bounty without the mouse

It's currently impossible to start a bounty without the mouse. Trying to tab to the "start a bounty" skips right over it; going from "add a comment" to the link to the question in the "share a link" ...
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Isn't there a hat for a bounty receiver?

I just got awarded a bounty in this site, but I don't see any hat appearing. Is there any?
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How can I politely request a bounty to be placed on my question?

Apologies in advance if this question is boorish. Is there something similar to Reddit's /r/freegold/ for bounties? /r/FreeKarma4U is less germane, as it's more alike to upvotes here. Eg, my family ...
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Are bounties refunded on deleted questions? [duplicate]

I've researched here on MSE, but I haven't found a definitive answer to whether bounties are refunded on deleted questions. According to this post, bounties are not refundable. Does this also apply to ...
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New logo in Bounty Email is squished vertically [duplicate]

Related: Change MSE logo in bounty email notifications This new logo has since gone funky:
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Site logo in “Bounty Grace Period Started” email is distorted

The logo of the site where the bounty question is asked appears to be distorted in comparison to the text, when reading the mail: Same issue in landscape orientation.
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Can a low rep user ask a moderator to set a bounty for a question?

I have a question with no answers on Stack Overflow. Can I flag the question and ask a moderator to set a bounty on it, because I don't have enough reputation to start a bounty on my own?
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The “award bounty” button is indistinguishable from the “bounty awarded” indicator in the mobile site [duplicate]

This post has examples from blender.SE but I think all sites use the same theme on mobile (through the browser, not the SE app). I've recently offered a bounty on a question. Then I visited the page ...
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Answer awarded bounty but not accepted as an answer. Bounty not added to reputation

I've answered a question with a bounty. Ultimately the question author found out the solution by himself, posted it and accepted that answer. But they decided to award my answer a bounty for my ...
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Bounty system and automatic awards [duplicate]

Can someone please explain the bounty system? I answered a question that featured a 50 rep bounty that no one else answered and I received nothing, The other day I answered a question first that ...
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How can I find people who have asked a large number of high quality unanswered questions on UXSE?

I am looking to try and reduce the number of unanswered questions on the UXSE site by identifying high quality questions that hasn't been addressed probably because it is either difficult to answer or ...
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Partial bounty refund for good question with no answers

I understand that there has been a post in the past: Offer bounty refund on "good" question with no answers That has addressed this exactly but as a feature request, perhaps this is a new ...
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Why bounty messages cannot include line breaks? [duplicate]

I published this question in Unix & Linux StackExchange. I've added a bounty with quite a long bounty message. The original bounty message included 3 line breaks so to be comprised of three ...
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Harder question, when missing an expert are far less treated, even if they are “good” questions [duplicate]

Easy question are answered quite quickly, there's a small competition on them, to get easy reputation points... But these will usually get zero score. Better questions, which are usually harder, get ...
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Remove design deficiencies in reputation cap: when the limit imposed is effectively below 200

Previously I had an HNQ answer, gained a lot, hit the cap and the upvotes kept coming. Then I got a downvote and the clock was reset with +198. Frustrating, but almost explained to be understable in ...
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How do I dispute the auto-award of a bounty on a question on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

My question did not get a true answer. Half of my bounty was auto-awarded to an unhelpful answer. How do I dispute that? Ref: Jenkins Declarative Pipeline - want to get path to Jenkinsfile in use
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What should I do when the bounty expired but none of the answers really solves the problem?

I have this question on Stack Overflow with a bounty that expired a few hours ago: WCAG: Firefox and Edge don't show outline on focussed input elements when styles are applied Currently there are ...
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How can I get reputation points temporarily

People learn about the mistakes once they make it. I am long time user and occasional user of SO. I am currently at a situation where having 2k reputation for bounties would help me tremendously. I ...
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Can't add bounty to question

On Stack Overflow, there's no button on my post to say 'add bounty.' It's been +2 days since I posted and also there's a button now that says' 'question eligible for bounty since 22 hours ago' but it ...
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How to see featured questions in the Stack Overflow app [duplicate]

How can you see featured questions, i.e., questions with bounties, in the Stack Overflow Android app?
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Suspended account for the first time… for too long time

I have recently opened my second bounty question... For being a bounty, I've received a lot off-topic answers... finally, my patience was over and I've made a slightly irritated comment to an answer: ...
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What happens to bounties on a post dissociation?

I've been reading this question about a user getting a bounty in a dishonest way. My suggestion was to dissociate that answer from the user's account, but I wasn't sure if that would remove the bounty....
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“Your bounty … is completed. You must award it to an answer within 24 hours.”

Why is it compulsory to award a bounty to an answer? I'm in a situation in which a bounty of mine has received only one (incorrect) answer, an hour before the deadline. What I see is compatible with ...
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There are _ _ active bounties, but what when there are more than 99?

I recently saw this on a Stack Exchange site: I'm just curious(and this may actually happen in the future), but what would happen to the image if there were more than 99 bounties?
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Clarification about a bounty assignement? [duplicate]

On this recent question, a user placed a 500 rp bounty. The question has attracted four answers of which 3 shows the same net amount of upvotes. The user didn't choose any of the answers and let ...
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Missing “start a bounty” link network wide

I've currently placed a bounty on Math.SE (First bounty I've ever placed if I'm correct) and wanted to place another on SO but couldn't, I've tried looking at few questions all older than 48 hours (...
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Email alert for new bounty questions of specified tags

Is there a way to get instant email notifications when a bounty is started on any questions (of specified tags)?
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Minor bug in date of multiple bounties on same question

In time I offered more than one bounty on the same question. But on my profile page it looks like I offered these bounties all on the same day:
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Bounty - Does that reward reputation points or will cost my reputation points? [duplicate]

I've never used bounty on one of my questions. I've read that I can set a bounty and they will appear prominent. I should then award the best question. So, will they (who awarded) get same ...
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Should bounty-winning answers still be downvotable?

This is a multipart question regarding bounties, votes, and something I don't quite understand. On one post I made, I was awarded a bounty (by Community), and had two upvotes on my answer. OP says I ...
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How do I ensure a poor answer doesn't get bounty if it's the only answer? [duplicate]

I feel like someone made a comment as an answer on a question with a bounty just so they could reap the "auto bounty" since they are the only answer on it. I've flagged the bad/useless answer (as a ...
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Pay to create a bounty regardless of reputation [duplicate]

As discussed here: Offering actual money as a bounty? offering actual money as a bounty sets the wrong incentives. However I would suggest giving users the ability to pay with money for offering a ...
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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 lighter in colour (mobile site)

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 ...