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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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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 ...
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Is the 3 bounties per user limit calculated for individual sites or for the network?

Can a user have 3 active bounties per site and hence more than 3 over the whole SE network?
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Privilege for longer lasting bounties

A modest suggestion. Bounties last a day longer once you reach 8000 rep. I chose 8000 because 8 is one higher than 7, and there are 7 days in a week. Very scientific. edit: So in total; everyone ...
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People who bounty other peoples questions should be listed via comment autocomplete

So a user places a bounty on a question but has no interaction with that question. It looks like they can be the focus of a comment but they do not appear in the reply autocomplete. Considering that ...
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Which answer has earned highest bounty in SE network?

An old famous question was recently solved on SciFi.SE and the answer has got 2500 reputation as bounty so far. Answer of famous Number 3 Monster question: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/105743/931 ...
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posting a bounty, then disappearing

It happened to me a number of times in quite a succession. People post a bounty, I make a good faith attempt at answering the question, but the person asking it disappears for the whole time, never ...
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How can I find a list of questions that used to have a bounty, i.e. the bounty has been awarded?

How can I find a list of questions that used to have a bounty, i.e., the bounty has been awarded (within a particular Stack Exchange site)?
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Removing bounty on lack of improvement

I placed a bounty on one of my SO questions yesterday. Up until now it didn't exactly improve the quality of the current answer. Nor did new answers get posted. That made me wonder if it would be an ...
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Which answer has the most bounty points awarded to it?

Which answer has had the most bounty points awarded to it? It would obviously have been awarded multiple bounties.
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How to search for all questions with bounties across the network?

I wanted to search for questions on all SE sites that had a bounty. I am not sure if it is possible, and if it is how can I? I have seen other questions that show how to find questions on each ...
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What question has had the most bounties on it?

Out of all the questions on SE, which has had the most bounties? I don't care about total amount of rep, just how many separate bounties there were.
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Can't award second bounty to same answer on mobile

Over on the Sci-fi Stack, I wanted to reward an existing answer that had already been rewarded with a bounty by someone else. So I put a bounty on the question. When the time came to award the bounty,...
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Privilege idea - post bounty sooner than 2 days

It would be nice if there was a privilege you could earn which would let you post bounties on questions sooner than 2 days. That could come in handy for time sensitive questions, and on higher volume ...
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Waiting 24 hours to reward an existing answer is completely illogical

I'm bringing up this question again, because the previous one is four years old and the accepted answer is, well, wrong. There seems to be some disconnect between the people who want this feature and ...
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If your first bounty is bigger than the minimal 50 points, then the minimal bounty should not increase

Currently if you post a second bounty, it has to be twice the previous bounty. So if you start a bounty of 150 reputation, the next one must be 300 or more. I think it is unfair. The double is to ...
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Is there any way to edit the bounty amount I allocated for a question?

I posted a question with a bounty reward of 50. Can I edit it to make it 100?
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Why doesn't bounty end when I accept my answer and why a grace period starts? [duplicate]

I had a bounty on one of my questions. It got zero answers. I found an answer and posted it and accepted it. Why didn't the bounty end at that moment? Now it has expired. Why now there's a grace ...
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Stack Exchange claims bounty will be auto-awarded even if there are no answers

Stack Exchange informed me that my bounty has expired and will be auto-awarded. But there are no answers, so it cannot be awarded.
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Close Question - Very Low Quality with Bounty [duplicate]

I've came across a question that IMO doesn't have the minimum requirements to stay open. The OP didn't show any efforts to solve the problem and it's also unclear and broad. I've tried to vote close ...
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Don't remove privileges for rep given to bounties [duplicate]

I have observed at least one user who takes a very "ascetic" approach to rep: He awards bounties to questions he finds interesting, meritorious of more attention, and to reward/highlight exceptional ...
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What would happen to the reputation if questions with positive answers are deleted provided that his reputation is too low?

Suppose, a person has received some reputations by answering some questions. He used those points for bounty for his questions and therefore he loses all his points. Suppose, the questions where he ...
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Request new function Standing Bounty

Currently bounties are primarily a way to draw attention to get a good answer in a timely fashion. 'A bounty is a way to get additional attention for a question by offering some of your own reputation ...
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How do you get your question noticed? [duplicate]

Not sure if this is the right place, to ask, but on Stack Overflow I asked a question, and no one has answered. Not sure if I'm just being impatient, or if that's normal? Just a newbie to these ...
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Bounty shielding question from closure? [duplicate]

This is a subset of my question earlier about how some questions survive while others exist, despite seeking legal advice that is clearly personal to them. I've decided if that is the law of the land, ...
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How does automatic bouties work after deadline? [duplicate]

I read the guide for bounties and it is stated that after 24 hours of deadline to the bounty, if the answer is not selected, it will be awarded automatically. But there was no explanation of how it ...
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Bounties and Delete 2 Days Requirement

Should the following functionality be altered? If you post a question and then delete it yourself, you can wait 2 days and undelete it and then immediately post a bounty. IMO it should require 2 days ...
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Bounty by user with not enough reputation

I am not sure if it is correct to post this on the general Meta of StackExchange, but I encountered a strange thing on Security. There is this post where a user offers a 100 bounty but only has a ...