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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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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 ...
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Bounty, someone elses question and can't comment? [duplicate]

Ok so I recently posted a bounty on this question, which is not my own. This has taken me from 90 reps to 40 reps. This leaves me in a situation where I can't comment on the question or answers, which ...
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Who do I award the bounty to?

This is my first post on META and although it is specific to a question I have asked, I feel it is generic in many ways. I posted the following question, which remained unanswered for a time and so I ...
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Award bounty points when I blew up the original question? [duplicate]

I posted this SO question: SQL write to ASP.NET user table doesn't save I put a bounty on the question and got some very reasonable suggestions, though nothing that led to an actual solution to ...
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How to see featured (bounty) questions from all Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

I am aware of below links which shows the questions from all Stack Exchange site: Hot questions on Stack Exchange network ! 'real-time' on Stack Exchange network All Stack Exchange Meta link - ...
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What happens when a bountied answer is undeleted?

Say I have a question and I award a bounty to an answer, but the answer gets deleted. According to this, my reputation as the one who awarded the bounty will not be refunded to me, and the reputation ...
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Using a bounty to bring attention to a feature request - abuse if you repeat it?

One of the reasons for opening a bounty on a question is: Draw attention This question has not received enough attention. I believe this question requesting a console for Stack Snippets has ...
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Possible bug in the bounty accounting software?

To recreate this 'bug', follow these steps... Start out on a fresh day Get 200 rep and cap out Put out a 50 point bounty Behaviour: Your rep for the day is 150 and frozen there until the clock ...
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Getting Questions WITHOUT a Bounty attached in Data Explorer

I've been trying to figure out how to get the number of Questions WITHOUT a Bounty attached to them in Data Explorer. I feel this should be a reasonably simple problem to solve, but I can't quite get ...
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How to abuse the Association Bonus

I figured out a method to abuse the Association Bonus, however I'm unsure whether or not this is a serious issue. Are there anti systems in place that prevent this? Prerequisites: 1 account with ...
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User was able to award a bounty to himself

The FAQs on the bounty system seem to indicate that users cannot award bounties to themselves. However, this user seems to have done this for their answer to their own question. The reputation log ...
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Monetizing SE bounties?

I often use math.stackexchange.com and MathOverflow.net to ask questions. However, the questions I ask typically tend to be too advanced for Math.SE but too trivial for MO. Since typical MO ...
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It says “question eligible for bounty since Feb 16” but there is no link to start the bounty [duplicate]

In Do the LIGO observations constitute proof of a black hole merger, and what happened to the black holes? it is said: "question eligible for bounty since Feb 16" but there is no link to start the ...
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Posted a bounty, now my reputation is too low to comment on the bounty question [duplicate]

My reputation was 89, then I posted a 50pt bounty on a question. Now with a reputation of 39, I cannot comment on that same question. I believe further comments may help anyone trying to answer ...
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Bounty system shouldn't ask me if I'm sure before telling me I can't do it [duplicate]

This is not a big deal, just a minor UI complaint that I have about the process of awarding a bounty. Currently, whenever a user tries to award a bounty, the very first thing that happens is a ...
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Bounty completed notice (and grace period notification email) happen before bounty ends

The email notice that bounties have ended and are entering the grace period as well as the inbox notification seem to happen before the bounty period is actually over. Several similar requests marked ...
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Please show bounty message in Android bounty details pop-up

In the android app, looking at bounty details using the i button, the bounty reasons are not shown: The bounty message can provide important information as to the setter's requirements (who may ...
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Auto flag bounties on questions with pending close votes

As described in Close votes shouldn't expire on bountied questions a vote for closure is in effect a vote for deletion some day down the road. The issue is that when there is already a close vote ...
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network answers in Careers should have bounty information, too

It appears that Careers shows whether an answer was accepted or not (in addition to the vote count), but doesn't show whether a bounty was won. That could be improved. Additionally, it's very ...
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Given my reward for a stupid question in photo, and my lack of reward for expertise in Java, can you tell me what is broken here?

I'm an experienced Java developer. I get a lot out of Stack Overflow, but when my answers are offsite, I don't ask. I'm a noob in photography. I asked a really basic question which, really, if I had ...
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How did I get a bonus on my answer directly? [duplicate]

I got a +50 on my answer to one of the questions on SE, and found that the answer was awarded bounty by somebody. I didn't find any explanation of this on the help topic for 'bounties'. All that's ...
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Add notice contents to the timeline

Bounties are listed in the timeline now, but not the bounty message. Bounty messages are posted as notices, and moderators can post other notices too. I've had to remove a bounty from a question ...
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Are all bounty question tweeted (on per-site twitter acounts)?

I have had a look at the twitter feed of Math.SE. Looking at the recent post, I only see questions with bounty. According to this answer, the bot chooses which questions should be tweeted according ...
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Why can't start I a bounty on the app? [duplicate]

I want to start a bounty on my own question from the app, but I do not see any button for that!
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Why is my bounty not being awarded according to the rules?

This is the original question for which I attached a 100 rep bounty. The only person to answer it, besides me, was Timo. I wasn't entirely happy about his answer (which is why I answered the ...
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Front page does not show indication for bounty when it enters grace period

I was just browsing the front page of MSE when I noticed a question that I remembered having a bounty, doesn't have a bounty indication anymore: Puzzled (since I was quite sure it didn't end yet) ...
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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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'Total rep awarded from bounties' mark overlays controls on short answers for iOS app

The 'Total rep awarded from bounties' mark for answers covers the controls on short answers on the iOS app. This seems to be because the bounty box is positioned based on the vote buttons (to allow ...
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Removal of bounty from a Stack Overflow question [duplicate]

Can I remove a bounty which I set on a question if none of the answers satisfy me?
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Make the “eligible for bounty” time countdown

I'm waiting for one of my questions to be eligible for bounty. question eligible for bounty in 14 minutes However, "14 minutes" does not update without refreshing the page. Can we have this ...
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Starting bounty by the answerer himself with reason “Reward existing answer”

I am just wondering after seeing this question : PHP JSON Special Characters , which has a bounty worthy of 100 reputation, with a reason showing as "One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy ...
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When a bounty expires, why is it not awarded to the best answer?

It seems weird that it's only awarded to answers posted after the bounty was posted, regardless of the overall quality of answers. If there's already an answer before the bounty is posted and in the ...
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Could you win a bounty you offered on a question? [duplicate]

I have asked a question and I have no accepted answer apart from mine. Is it possible for the owner of the question to win the bounty? The bad thing is that I have given it to another answer by ...
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Email I got when my bounty expired says “Your question”, even though it's not [duplicate]

I just got an email from Stack Exchange, telling me that the grace period on my bounty had started: Your bounty on the question … Cheap Wi-Fi + small mono display + a couple of buttons … ...
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Do bounties actually work? [duplicate]

I've been on these sites for several years now, and I've asked a bunch of questions. I've put out a few bounties, however, I don't believe that I've ever actually awarded one. I'm not sure that I've ...
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Don't let the association bonus be given away as bounties

When a user with at least 200 rep on any Stack Exchange site registers a new account on another SE site, they immediately receive 100 rep on that site as an association bonus. This is a deliberate ...