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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to deal with own question which should be deleted with an open bounty?

I have a question on stack overflow: Oracle DB, Glassfish, Hibernate and character encoding After setting a bounty and further testing I discovered that I was indeed getting the right data from the ...
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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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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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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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When a deleted answer get pruned and gone forever? [closed]

I recently deleted an answer of mine in a question on Super User as the current answer proved mine to be false and, as such, maybe even harmful. Now, I'd like to offer @Nathan a +50 bounty, which I ...
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Add bounty remarks to a question's revision history

A question's revision history has shown bounty events for quite some time now. Since then, Stack Exchange has also added support for bounty remarks. I would like to request that bounty remarks be ...
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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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Pay real money to set bounties (another method, not replacing rep method) [duplicate]

It may seem like a stupid thing, but could we please be able to pay real money to set a bounty. For example, if I had only 1 rep, I want to be able have a bounty. Here late the suggested prices in ...
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Can't post bounty on a per-site child meta

I found this post, which shows when this Meta gained the ability to post bounties. However, this doesn't work on per-child meta sites. I realise there's a problem in that rep is copied from the main ...
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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