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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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 ...
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When were bounties first introduced?

By looking at some relevant questions I can tell that bounties were introduced approximately 10 years ago, but does anyone remembers the exact date that bounties were introduced? I took a look at the ...
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This question has an open bounty and can't be closed - duplicate? [duplicate]

I put a bounty on this question, because there wasn't any obvious solution. However, recently I found a similar question. But I can't mark it as a duplicate since I put on the bounty. What should I do?...
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Bounty Boost and Resurrect or Zero Response Bounty Return [duplicate]

I put out a bounty recently and got zero comments and zero answers. It then expired. I'd still like to get this question answered, and (if the feature existed) I would even go so far as to increase ...
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Bounty text color is awful [duplicate]

Green text color! Are you serious! It used to be white for sure. Could be found in the reputation tab - for example, I browsed this dear user.
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Bounty amount on reputation tab hardly readable

Today, a bounty was awarded to one of my answers (thanks @gnat); when I visited my reputation tab I noticed that the amount is hardly readable since it's green text on a blue background: Can that be ...
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How can see list all the questions which had a bounty on them?

Is it possible to see a list of questions which had a bounty?
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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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Why there is a “start a bounty” link on questions with an accepted answer? [duplicate]

Now I know this may be a duplicate of "Why I am getting an option to start a bounty for a question with accepted answer?", which however, has been inactive for 9 years, plus, it is marked as a ...
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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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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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Duplicate question answers no longer work/apply, new user cannot assign bounty to duplicate [duplicate]

On WebApps the question How to reference a cell while keeping its color formatting? references an older question Cell reference with colour formatting (duplicate), and the OP remarks the answer seems ...
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Race condition allows users to award the same bounty twice to a user

Yesterday, I put a 100-rep bounty on an answer in order to give association bonus and network flair rights to our newly-appointed community manager, Cesar M. While awarding the bounty, I clicked the ...
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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 ...
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Bounty wrongly assigned to my answer

It seems OP accepted the valid answer which solved his problem after bounty has been assigned to my answer. Here is the post: consuming xml webservice using retrofit Parameter `soap12:Body` does not ...
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How do you re-ask someone else's question when the existing answers do not work for you? [duplicate]

I have a problem with GitHub Pages, whereby a very simple site (in here) gives a 404 Not Found error. I have tried all eighteen (!) solutions suggested in the different answers to How to fix page 404 ...
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Clarify the difference between the first two bounty reasons, or merge them

I've just started offering bounties on my questions, and to me the first two possible reasons for offering a bounty seem like the same thing: Authoritative reference needed: Looking for an answer ...
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Bounty box is not aligned properly under the score value

Bounty box is not aligned properly under the score value (visible only for bounty offerer) Tested in Firefox 65.0.1 and Chrome 72.0.3626.119 on Windows 7
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Tagging bounty award user [duplicate]

In a regular question, it is assumed that comments notify the OP, even though you can explicitly tag the OP, evident by the tag suggestion/auto-fill. I find myself wanting to message the bounty ...
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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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Element title not updated after awarding bounty

After awarding a bounty by clicking +NNN the title of the element is still as if the bounty hadn't been awarded yet:
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Questions with bounties awarded sometimes show the awarding users' names as “false”

For example, see: prolog - Rearranging variable_names The markup for the awarded bounty badge reads: <span class="bounty-award d-block ta-center" title="This answer has been awarded bounties ...
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Does bounty influence PageRank?

If a bounty is added to a question, it is added to the featured/bounties tab. I was a bit curious whether having the question prominently displayed influences how high the question will appear in ...
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Don't suggest awarding a bounty if there are no answers

If a bounty has ended for a question that doesn't have any answers, don't suggest awarding the bounty, some other text should be used. When the reason for the bounty was "This question has not ...
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New contributors don't get the most out of Bounty offers (due to premature awarding)

Abstract: I believe there's a recent push from StackExchange to make it easier for New contributors to successfully join the community, and I think the Bounty functionality leaves a lot of room for ...
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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 ...