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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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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 StackOverflow 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 ...