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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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How can I start a bounty in a mobile application? [duplicate]

I was browsing some questions in Chemistry Stack Exchange. Many of the questions were relevant to me but either they had no answers or outdated ones. So I wanted to start a bounty on them. But this ...
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I got a bounty I didn't deserve — why?

Recently, I received an automatic bounty for this question on AskUbuntu, but there's no way I could have deserved the award. As per the help center: If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (...
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Leave newlines intact in bounty messages

Bounties allow us to provide a message along with bounties we place, should we deem it useful to include one. I use this myself regularly, and sometimes a decent explanation is warranted so that ...
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Shall it be possible to comment on answers to questions I have bounty for even if I don't have 50 reputation? [duplicate]

I understand that this is a rather corner case situation, but I managed to end up in it, and it is very frustrating. I found a question I need an answer for in a community I am not part of. The ...
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When can the community user offer a bounty?

Today I found a question on Stack Overflow where a user offered a bounty on a question, and their account was banned or removed, leaving the bounty open, and being offered by the community user: I am ...
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Start a bounty link color

Why "start a bounty" link color looks like simple text, not as a link? Also color for "start a bounty" link is not changed after mouse over, like for another links, e.g. action links block below ...
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Click on the “Cancel” for “Start a bounty” scrolls page to the top

If I close "Start a bounty" window with a "Cancel" button, page scrolls to the top. This is not happen if I choose close button (right top) or simply click anywhere on the page outside this ...
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What happens when user comes down to low reputation? [duplicate]

I was offering bounty to some good unanswered questions, but I suddenly realized what happens if I come down to below 50 reputation or below 125 reputation points (minimum reputation points required ...
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What can be done with a question & bounty where single answer is already part of the question? [duplicate]

This question of mine has a bounty of 50 points and received a single answer so far. However the answer is already part of the original quesiton. Additionally the answer also does not solve the ...
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Message regarding a bounty after it expired without an answer [duplicate]

I started a bounty at 11:52 on Nov. 7th and it expired yesterday after seven days. No answer has been posted and I know I will end up losing this reputation. Now, it is 12:12 on Nov. 15th, eight ...
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Show an icon on questions that had an unawarded bounty

Wouldn't it be interesting and handy to see an icon on questions that once had an unawarded bounty? I've been requesting the Stack Exchange team add this in surveys for several years now and thought ...
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In the bounty reminder email, don't suggest me to improve my question if it has a positive score

A week ago I started a bounty on my question How can I bundle my tests which use Sinon.js using Rollup.js? Now the bounty has ended, but I haven't received any answers. I got an email saying this: ...
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Increasing bounty points [duplicate]

I was wondering if there was a method, or if its even feasible, to allow the original poster to increase a bounty? In essence this equates to a larger enticement to get qualified answers. If the ...
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Could it be easier to award a bounty to an existing answer?

Disclaimer: I have read How does the bounty system works?. I have read questions such as How to award a bounty (+50) instantly?, and its peers, closed as duplicate of the former. I know how the ...
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Allow to change bounty value at the third step of the Create Bounty dialog

Say, you want to start a bounty. Whatever amount of reputation you want to offer, it is totally imaginable you can change your mind and offer more, or less, whatever. It's important, that's why it is ...
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Give real money to charity to offer bounty points

I read through the idea of "Offering actual money as a bounty" and found the discussion interesting. The consensus seems to be a solid no, this is a terrible idea, summarised by: Joel and Jeff ...
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How did this user offer a bounty on their question? [duplicate]

How can someone with a reputation of 19 offer a bounty of 100, and thus stop the question being closed? https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/56602/cannot-ssh-nor-nvc-into-my-pi-3-on-the-...
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How is it possible for a user to start a bounty with low reputation? [duplicate]

In this question, the guy who started the bounty has only 36 reputation. It would mean that he had 86 prior to the bounty, which is below the limit for the action. What am I missing?
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Nagging users to award a bounty when they can't [duplicate]

I posted a bounty to a fairly corner-case question at new-WindowsImage stalls with 0x8007007E, can't load unattend.dll . Sadly, 30 minutes after posting the bounty, I realized what the answer was. ...
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Long bounty descriptions [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate of Reduce Character Limit for Bounty Custom Text. Here's why: I'm suggesting a 150-char limit, not a 600-char one. I hate seeing long bounty descriptions like this one: ...
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“Start a bounty” link easily overlooked below comments [duplicate]

The "start a bounty" link currently is shown below the comments: where it is easily overlooked since it is expected at the bottom of the question, above the comments.
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Current rules for Epic/Legendary badge concerning rep loss after hitting the cap

When I reach 200 or more points in a day and have my daily rep counter (including negative events) on >=200 for at least a moment, does that day count towards badge progress, even if I end the day at ...
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Why can't I add a bounty worth 50 reputation after deleting my answer on a question?

According to How does the bounty system work?, the minimum spend on a bounty is 100 reputation if you already have an answer on that question. I get that, and it is explained in waffles' answer to ...
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Are bounty parameters network-wide or per-site settings?

I wonder whether various parameters related to bounties can be changed locally on one SE site or only network-wide. (By parameters related to bounties I mean things like duration of bounties, grace ...
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Does the OP get notified when I place a bounty on their question? [duplicate]

Nobody's ever posted a bounty on any of my questions, so I have no idea. * I did try searching for a dupe, didn't find anything. I just started a bounty on someone else's question. Were they ...
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What happens to a bounty if an answer is accepted during the grace period?

I answered a question that had a bounty. It wasn't accepted by the OP until just after (< 1 hr) the bounty period expired and had entered the 24 hr "grace period". Assuming the OP doesn't manually ...
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Why do links from tags that don't exist take me to the “featured” tab which then incorrectly says there are no bountied questions?

Someone was proposing an edit which would have created a new tag. While looking at the edit, I clicked on the link for the new tag. Normally, this should show me something like this: However, on ...
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Bounty tooltip shows same name multiple times

I just noticed this issue on the bounty tooltip of this answer: This answer has been awarded bounties worth 150 reputation by Rand al'Thor and Rand al'Thor (emphasis mine) I understand that the ...
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Can we have a bounty reason like “Current answers are incomplete” or “Current answers don't solve the problem”?

In a somewhat similar situation to the +12 non-feature-request What to select for a bounty reason if the answers are wrong?, I was setting a bounty on a question that has received answers, one of ...
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Why call it “Bounty”?

If I'm a sheriff in a small town, and I have a bounty for some common thief, I don't have to bury the money if nobody was able to find that thief. Alternatively, if I'm a big tech company, and I have ...
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Bounty expiration notification for question with no answers

I just got a notification because a bounty I put on a question is expiring. But the question has no answers. Is there any call-to-action the system is trying to give me, other than just letting me ...
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Why wasn't I ever informed that that a bounty was put on my question? [duplicate]

I was wondering why an old question of mine was gaining steam. I looked at it just now, and lo and behold someone has a bounty on it! When did that happen? Why wasn't I ever informed that that a ...
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Should I answer a bounty'd question if more information is required from the OP?

What should I do if I have commented on a bounty'd question asking for more information, the OP has not responded, and the bounty is about to run out? I am specifically referring to this question, ...
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Let me edit a bounty while it's still active [duplicate]

I want to change/increase currently set bounty on my question but there is no any option to edit bounty. I would like to have such an option like that, as it will be helpful when a user want to ...
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Adding a new bounty on a question that already has a bounty and is newer than 48 hours? [duplicate]

I want to add another bounty (or increase it) on a question that already has a bounty which is newer than 48 hours. If this is possible, please explain how?
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Add rep in a tooltip on the username in the bounty banner

In most places of SE sites where a username is displayed and their rep score isn't displayed on the page, there is usually a tooltip on the username that shows their reputation. However, at present, ...
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Questions with bounties that were awarded long ago show up on the featured tab [duplicate]

Questions with bounties that were awarded long ago (> 1 week) show up on the featured tab on several sites. All instances I've seen so far are on sites where this is the only item in the featured tab. ...
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Can you still earn the question view badges for a question with bounty?

If I ask a question and then add a bounty to it (after the 48 hour waiting period), and it amasses 1k, 2.5k, or 10k views, will I still earn the 'Popular Question,' 'Notable Question,' or 'Famous ...
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Show bounty details in the mobile app [duplicate]

I use the mobile SE app a lot; it is my primary access to SE. So, what bugs me is that when I find a question with a bounty, all we get is this: Which is compared to users of browsers, who see this: ...
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Removing bounty from answers that are not worthy? [duplicate]

I have created a bounty on a question. None of the answers I believe are adequate because they do not address my questions. My problem has been asked many times before so I was kind enough to link ALL ...
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Do questions with bounties actually get more views and attention? [duplicate]

I've been browsing through a variety of sites on SE and noticed that questions with bounties do not seem to get more views, answers, or upvotes than those without bounties (except for a few examples ...
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Why does a second bounty have to be double the amount of the first one?

I asked a question which got very little attention due to its specific topic, so I offered a 100 rep bounty for it. After the bounty being set, this one guy was spending a lot of time helping me, and ...
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Bounty description missing in iOS app

When I click the bounty info icon on the iOS app. The added bounty description and reason is not shown. For example:
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Help text for successive bounties on same question is unclear

I'd like to suggest an improvement to the text in the bounty help page, in the section on offering successive bounties on the same question: Additionally, if you offer multiple bounties on the same ...
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Questions with ended bounties are not being removed from the “featured” tab

According to How does the bounty system work?, questions with bounties are removed from the "featured" tab once the bounty ends: Questions with an active bounty appear with a special icon in all ...
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It is possible to put a bounty on a question which is higher than the own reputation count

I observed on this question Which software methodology should I follow when I do research? that the OP put a bounty on his/her question of 100 points, while she/he has only 31 points. Looks like a ...
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iOS Mobile App is missing the award bounty button

I've seen awhile back that a bug was posted stating that there isn't an Award Bounty button in the mobile site. However, this time, I've noticed that in the mobile app, there is a notification about ...
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How do to deal with a spam question that has a bounty on it?

Whilst reading this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/38204214/how-to-integrate-imagemagick-to-magento-site/38479100#38479100 something felt odd about it, and I decided to Google about it, ...
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An open letter to Tim Post, the community manager of Stack Overflow

You asked me once if there was anything going on that I'd like to talk about. One of your moderators just banned me on Stack Overflow for a month, telling me that my edits for this question are "...
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Let moderators immediately end (not refund) bounties

Recently, there's been an uptick in flags requesting that questions with bounties be closed. Mortals can't close these, so it's an acceptable use of the flag system. If the bounty is brand new, it's ...