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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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In a bounty scenario, can an answer from before the bounty be automatically accepted?

I have a question regarding a scenario I could not understand from the FAQ. The scenario: I asked a question I received several answers, some of them received upvotes (e.g. one of them has 3 upvotes) ...
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Lost reputation after answering my own question with bounty [duplicate]

Timeline: Asked a question, no (interesting) answers for two weeks Set bounty on it this morning Found the answer to my question two hours later. Answered my own question. Bounty reputation is ...
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How do I award the bounty to a commenter if they didn't post a working answer?

If I found a solution to a bountied question using a suggestion in a comment rather than a separate answer, how to I make sure the commenter gets the bounty at the end of the day? For example, I ...
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Can there be an option to allocate rep from any site account for offering a bounty?

I think it would be useful if we had an option when deciding to open a bounty on a question that we could choose to allocate rep from one site even though the bounty is being offered on another site. ...
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Award bounties at the end of the day

Somewhat related to: Should the rep recalc award accepted answer and bounty points at the end of the day While bounties themselves allow you to go over the daily rep limit, they will still affect ...
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Winnerless bounties [duplicate]

I have a question for which I posted a bounty, and, at the end of the allotted time, all answers had score 0. Rightfully, too, as, to this day, no one actually answered the question. No question was ...
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How can we close questions with bounties?

I just encountered this question, which is very cute and funny and has nothing to do with programming. I tried voting to close, but was informed by the system that I can't do that when there's a ...
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Badge for bounties offered?

Would it be worth to to add a badge for offering a certain amount of rep over time (say 1000) towards bounties? It could be called the Sheriff badge. This sounds like a good idea to me now but I've ...
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Bounty giving away more reputation than a user has

I know that 50 points are added by the system when creating a bounty. But I don't understand how the user for this question can give away 150 points when they have 87 (at time of writing). How is ...
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Should we be able to vote to move bounty questions to another site?

Referencing this question on SF: Flash Plugin - How to disable automatic updates on a computer that is offline? I would vote close this as "belongs on superuser", but it's got a bounty and as such I ...
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Is there a delay after bounty expires before the top-voted answer is automatically selected?

I provided an answer to this bounty question, which became the top-voted answer with 13 upvotes and 2 downvotes. My answer was posted after the bounty was posted. The OP never accepted an answer, ...
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No question marked answered when bounty expired

I had this question: Entity Framework with a game server All 3 responses were rated at 1 when the bounty expired. Nothing got selected as the "best answer", and I can't even manually select an ...
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Reduce time in which a user can attach a bounty to a Question

I've just come from reading this post on removing a time in which a bounty can be added, letting users add a bounty right off the bat, something I do not agree with. Whilst I can see bounties taking ...
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Notify user when setting a bounty will revoke a privilege

For those who recently acquired privileges through reputation, it would be nice to be notified when starting a bounty which privilege will be revoked if any. Related: Is losing privileges after ...
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Bounty message for auto-selected answers - is it right?

Re this question; the OP reports that they didn't accept the bounty. The assumption then is that it was accepted by default upon expiration; this makes sense by the numbers, as (assuming that the +50 ...
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Bounty not given when more than one equally upvoted answers

Is this how it is supposed to work? Two answers to a question, both get a single upvote, no accepted answer. The result is that no bounty points are distributed or deducted from the user who ...
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Is the Meta Stack Overflow bounty link OK?

There is a bug in an automatically generated link: While not technically broken the link for bounty, https://meta.stackoverflow.com/faq#bounty, does not lead anywhere. The Meta FAQ does not say ...
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Score for answering a question: 15pts + # of question upvotes

Upvoting questions would increase the likelihood that someone would answer it. Its a variation of the "put bounty on someone else's question" suggestion.
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Bounty question and daily reputation limit?

Is answering a bounty question immune to the daily reputation limit?
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What happens if there are no answers to a bounty question?

If you ask a question, and get no answers, so you then add a bounty, and still get no answers, what happens? Do you lose your points to the ether? Does the bounty get canceled?
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Please give us the ability to sort “featured” tab by bounty amount

The "featured" tab currently lists questions with open bounties, sorted by the time left until the bounty expires. Could we also add the ability to sort by largest bounty? Sometimes I'm looking for ...
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I would like to assign bounty for a question asked by another person [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How about making it possible to set up bounty on someone else’s question? I would like to have a feature that will allow me to assign a bounty to an old question (asked ...
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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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To have an explicit auto-selection for bounties

This post is based on this thread. I am not for nor against of auto-accepting bounties. Both sides have their advantages and weaknesses. I see that the main weakness in the bounty system is its ...
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Please don't suggest starting a bounty to users who are unable to do so

I asked a question that went for a long time without getting a definite answer. Later, when I looked at my user page, I saw the text "Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for ...
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Is losing privileges after placing bounty OK?

My rep went over 2,000 today which meant I could edit other people's posts. Great! Then I added a bounty to a previous question, which brought me back down to 1,984...and I can no longer edit other ...
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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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Please do not auto select answers on bounty questions

Questions that offer bounty should NOT auto select the highest vote answer as the accepted answer. Currently after an answer has been auto-accepted, it can't even be unaccepted. This is not a desired ...
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Please move the “What is a bounty?” link outside the “start a bounty” box

On an old question with no accepted answer, the user sees a "start a bounty" link/button: After clicking this they get the following: My suggestion would be to move the "What is a bounty?" link ...
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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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Please add an RSS feed of bounty questions and answers

One thing that would be useful would be to have an RSS feed of whenever a question has a bounty put on it and when that question is decided. This would be a good way of featuring such questions and ...
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Please list bounties a user both participated in and won

I just thought of something that might be nice. How about you, in the very least, list bounties won somewhere on your profile? Perhaps this should even be public information. I'd like to see: ...
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Is it intended that we penalise people for asking questions nobody else is interested in?

If someone asks a question, and gets no answer after a while, they get a suggestion from the system to offer a bounty. After a week, the bounty expires. If there was a useful answer, then the OP ...
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Why can't I just offer a bounty for a question right off the bat?

Sometimes at work I have an immediate need to get an answer for a question. I have 3,000 points at my disposal so I'd like to just put a bounty on the question as soon as I post it to give it the ...
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Badge for winning your own bounty

This would probably be a difficult feat, but could we have a badge for winning your own bounty? Maybe something along the lines of "Self-Poacher". Would anyone even qualify for the badge right now?
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Accept Multiple Answers or Split Bounty among Several Users

Often more than one person contributes to the community coming up with the final accepted answer to a question. However, it is only possible to accept a single answer. Restricting to one final answer ...
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Can I put a bounty on a CW question?

Can I put a bounty on a community wiki question? While I haven't found any information eliminating this possibility, I have also not found a confirmation answer. Given the special nature of CW ...
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Allow extending bounties by topping them up (within limits)

One problem with bounties that has turned me off using them is that if you start one, you will have an answer selected and you may not get any good ones. I can understand the bounty having to end to ...
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Contribute to bounty?

Similar to "How about making it possible to set up bounty on someone else’s question?", but a little less extreme.. Basically, you could "top up" the points of another users bounty (up to the current ...
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How about making it possible to set up bounty on someone else's question?

My sad story: few months ago I was looking for a solution to my problem and was about to ask a question on Stack Overflow when I found an already existing question with slightly different wording. ...
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Is a bounty still auto-awarded if you downvote the answer?

I asked a question. I put up a bounty after a period with no answers, and there was only one answer. Nobody else answered, and one person voted this answer up (only one, no downvotes). I voted that ...
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Bounty Hunter badges

I suggest two new badges: Greedo - first bounty earned (bronze) Boba Fett - earned 2000 rep through bounty (silver) Imported from Uservoice ticket, "Bounty hunter badges", originally posted by Jon ...
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Should SO introduce a Re-Bounty feature

I recently created a bounty for a question on Stack Overflow The bounty deadline came and went without a suitable answer (IMO). Because I wasn't happy with any of the answers I didn't accept any. ...
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How about a separate private “bounty points” *alongside* your public “reputation points”?

From the very beginning (see here), the idea to have to "pay" with your reputation points to set up a bounty makes me cringe. But "featured question" is obviously a very good idea, and I welcome it. ...
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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 ...