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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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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 ...
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Bounty can be started without a reason, while adding a moderator only notice in revisions

I noticed here that a fresh bounty has been started without a notice, and suspected I know how it was done. It was easy enough to reproduce on one of my questions: No reason is displayed, and ...
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Is it possible to offer two separate bounties for the same question by the same user simultaneously?

Assume that someone has asked a question and some good answers have been posted. He wants to start a bounty and his reason is "One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional ...
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Do custom reasons/notes for bounties get preserved after awarding?

When posting a bounty, users get opportunity to add an optional explanation for why the bounty is posted, on top of standard multiple choice. That note is posted under the bounty panel while the ...
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What to do when a bounty asks a different question than the original question?

This question $_POST is not working in ajax form submit? had six answers at the time the bounty was placed. The question has been answered in these answers. This is the original question: When I ...
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Why bounty is called “not refundable under any circumstances”?

Ever since I started contributing to SE I was always told, that a bounty is not refundable under any circumstances. And yet one of my WPSE questions was marked off-topic and my reputation used as ...
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Can I offer a bounty for another user's question? [duplicate]

I wanted to ask a question, but another user had already asked the same 3 hours before. Now he doesn't get any answer, so I would like to offer a bounty, but I can't ask a duplicate question. Is there ...
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Mechanisms for recognizing exceptional answers?

I read lots of good, useful answers, and I up-vote them. On occasion I read an exemplary answer. An answer so clever, insightful, and/or illuminating that I want to revisit it to read again and ...
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If no answers are offered in a bounty, automatic message should not be “you must award answer” [duplicate]

I posted a bounty on OSMDroid android app zoom in without changing tiles, is it possible? which, even after 1 week with bounty, received no answers (I have found a solution and will post it eventually)...
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The Pop-Up occurs, why is giving bounty to a deleted answer not prevented (is it really not)? [duplicate]

When I try to give a bounty to a deleted answer, a pop-up occurs: Nope, I didn't try - I didn't dare to. But why is it not prevented (or rather, is it really not prevented)? I read up this post but ...
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Notice of bounty disappeared from question

I answered a question on Stack Overflow that had a bounty of 50 before I posted the accepted answer. I know that if the asker does not manually award the bounty answer, then it will automatically be ...
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Got no real answers to my bounty question, but the bounty was auto-awarded to a non-answer [duplicate]

I had a question with 100 bounty that had one answer - and it was a complete non-answer. I was pretty shocked to see this answer got the bounty automatically. Is there a way to prevent this? edit:...
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Someone other than OP awarded bounty to answer with less votes ie OP didn't award it [duplicate]

Update, I made an honest mistake. I assumed the person who set the bounty was the person who asked the question, this was my mistake. Thanks to Kendra for pointing it out in the comments and how to ...
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I wish to cancel a bounty

It was recommended in https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/279144/should-users-suspended-from-a-community-be-allowed-to-award-a-bounty-previously that I should log a support request to have the ...
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Why would you set a bounty on a question that you answered already?

This is a case that puzzles me, being newly active on stack exchange (although I've been using for years as a visitor). The specific question is: Electronics System Standards Compliance: Certification,...
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No option to set bounties

I'm scrolling to the point — just below the comments — where bounties used to be on multiple Stack Exchange sites, but I no longer have the option to set them. Why is that? I am still ...