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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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Can the bounty buffer UI be made more consistent/clear?

So, I saw this inconsistent thing in the UI: Then, I got to look whether a bounty is still going or not: That clearly looks like a bounty is still going. Is it? Reads again... Oh, it had a bounty ...
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Does offering bounties set you back on epic/legendary badges?

From what I read at the badges description question, regarding the 3 daily limit badges: Earned at least 200 reputation [in a single day/on 50 days/on 150 days] All positive reputation activities, ...
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Why should I lose bounty points if there aren't any answers? [duplicate]

I recently asked this question: Can a Solid Bone-Like bone "extension" be used? And I didn't get an answer. After two days, as I was not getting an answer, I put a bounty on it. Fast ...
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Draw attention to my question that has been already asked [duplicate]

I have been looking for something quite specific and found someone who had was interested in a very similar thing. However, this question had no answers. I have placed a bounty, but it is expiring in ...
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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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Can we move “Start a bounty” to a more intuitive location?

Can we please move the "Start a bounty" link to be in the same location as all of the other action buttons? It makes no sense to me for this to be buried after the comments - It's an action on the ...
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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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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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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”?

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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Allow bounty to be set with reputation from another site?

Here's one to get shot down: How about letting bounties to be set using the reputation gained through the use of another site? So, for instance, I'm a programmer with a high Stack Overflow rep who ...
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How do I provide incentive to answer my question when I have no reputation?

My user page on Stack Overflow is asking me if I have "considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty" for the following question: Windows Mobile App - Play MMS Stream? Which happens to be my ...
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Increase upvote value on bounty questions

One of the main reasons I use bounties is to increase the attention and exposure to a question I have. The problem is, I myself rarely answer bounty questions, even if I have a good contribution to ...
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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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Bounty points from another site [duplicate]

I've seen some previous questions about transferring points between sites. They are usually quite unequivocally answered that points should not be transferrable, for fairly obvious reasons such as ...
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Stack Exchange Rep Transferable for bounty purposes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow bounty to be set with reputation from another site? Can the reputation earned on one stack Exchange site be used for hosting bounties in another?
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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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How can I search for bounty questions?

Is there any possible way to search and list the bountied questions separately in SE?
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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 $answerlink$ ...
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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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When No Active Bounties, the List is Redundant!

Right now (at least as of two minutes ago) on Meta, there aren't any questions with active bounties. I clicked on the Featured tab, and this is what I see: Looks normal, right? So I clicked on the "...
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How does the bounty system work?

What is a bounty? What is the "Featured" tab on the homepage? How can I search for questions that have a bounty attached? How do I start a bounty? When can I start a bounty? What is the minimum amount ...
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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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Stack Exchange doesn't allow me to answer protected questions because I gave away earned rep in bounties

I noticed that I can't answer protected questions. I don't want to actually, but it says: It was FAQ for Stack Exchange sites, but I also didn't have an ability to answer other protected ...
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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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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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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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What happens to your reputation if you start a bounty and don't get an answer? [duplicate]

What happens if you put a bounty but there's no answer? Do you lose your rep? To whom?
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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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Can there be a notification for bounties started on questions you've asked or answered?

Can there be a a notification for those people that participated on the question in the past (either who asked or answered it) once it is made a bounty?
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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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The ability to Buy Rep Only for Use as a Bounty

I would like to offer a bounty (incentive) and would like to purchase it instead of offering my own reputation as the bounty. I see that Careers.SO already has a system to accept transactions for ...
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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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If a bounty question is deleted after awarding it, what happens?

In general, rep gain and loss for questions and answers that are deleted is gone - it's as though the questions and answers never existed. How does this work in relation to questions where a bounty ...
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Allow more than one bounty at a time [duplicate]

I do not quite see why there is the weird restriction of only one bounty at a time. In fact there have been times when I've had a bounty out and then wanted to place another on a question. If bounties ...
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Can I answer to my own bounty question?

I have put a bounty on my question here. I think I have found the answer only 6 hours are remaining for bounty to close. Can I answer the question and select it as correct answer?
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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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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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Do bounties have more effects on a question's visibility?

As we know, a question with an attached bounty will most of the time get a visibility boost, mainly for two reasons: Users will be attracted by the potential reputation gain and will check the ...
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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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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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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.