Questions tagged [expired-bounty]

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Am I using bounties wrong, or misunderstanding them? [duplicate]

My understanding of the bounty system is that it is intended to help attract attention to questions that need more than they're getting, and to reward people who provide answers which are otherwise ...
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Is it possible that an awarded bounty takes time to be effective?

On this question the OP told me that he awarded me the bounty with the bounty icon bellow the accepted icon, but the bounty is not effectively awarded. Is this possible? I know that the automatic ...
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Bounty notifications broken, in particular no notification at start of bounty grace period

About an hour ago (April 1st, 12:03), the grace period for a bounty of mine ended (without me awarding an answer). I have the following notifications in my inbox for this bounty: Mar 28 at 11:03: ...
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so far all bounties I have been awarded I have gotten after the grace period, is this just coincidence? [duplicate]

I have recently won a few bounties on stackoverflow. (I knew I would get them because the awarders told me in the comment they would give them to me or had flagged the answer as right) I eventually ...
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How is the start of a bounty grace period a community milestone?

I received an email announcing the start of my bounty grace period: At the bottom it says: You’re receiving this message because you reached a Meta Stack Exchange community milestone. How is this ...
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Bounty not received after grace period despite satisfying auto-award conditions [duplicate]

Here a bounty of 50 points was announced, and the grace period has already ended. Although I had a score of 3 upvotes and the answear was also accepted, the infobox says that the reward has not been ...
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After the grace period is over, the bounty indicator still shows, only that it then does not allow awarding it

I possibly hit a race condition between the end of the grace period of a bounty and the time the notice is automatically removed. On Aug 7, 5.08 (everything in UTC in this post) I started a bounty to ...
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Change the way expired bounties are shown in question lists

There has been a change in how bounties are displayed in some of the question lists, and while there is room for improvement it looks odd for bounties which are in their grace period. It's probably ...
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Some weird random ellipses in the Bounty Grace Period Started emails

I got this email a few days ago on my bounty entering the grace period: This looks pretty weird. The ellipsis at the beginning are strange, and the ellipsis at the end make it look like the whole ...
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Bounty wrongly assigned to my answer

It seems OP accepted the valid answer which solved his problem after bounty has been assigned to my answer. Here is the post: consuming xml webservice using retrofit Parameter `soap12:Body` does not ...
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New contributors don't get the most out of Bounty offers (due to premature awarding)

Abstract: I believe there's a recent push from StackExchange to make it easier for New contributors to successfully join the community, and I think the Bounty functionality leaves a lot of room for ...
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What should I do when the bounty expired but none of the answers really solves the problem?

I have this question on Stack Overflow with a bounty that expired a few hours ago: WCAG: Firefox and Edge don't show outline on focussed input elements when styles are applied Currently there are ...
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How do I ensure a poor answer doesn't get bounty if it's the only answer? [duplicate]

I feel like someone made a comment as an answer on a question with a bounty just so they could reap the "auto bounty" since they are the only answer on it. I've flagged the bad/useless answer (as a ...
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Automatic bounty awarding - votes count up to which point considered? [duplicate]

In the accepted answer to the question How does the bounty system work? it says, If the author offered the bounty, and accepted an answer that was posted during the bounty period, that answer is ...
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Is it legit to delete and repost a question that gets no answers?

Is it legit to delete and repost a question that gets no answers, even if the bounty has expired and no one answered, although there were comments before the bounty? I have one such question. I am ...
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Total 24 hours, Bounty ended 22hours ago, grace period ends in 1 hour, why 1 hour gone? [duplicate]

Why the total hours is 23 hours not 24 hours? how does this calculation done?
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My bounty expired with no answers, how can I raise the bounty? [duplicate]

I asked a question on Stack Overflow (How to update the deprecated python zipline.transforms module?) but received no answers. I offered a bounty of 50 reputation but still received no answers. I ...
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Remove notification that triggers upon final bounty expiration

Bounties automatically trigger four notifications, one when three days of advertising remain, one when only one is left, a third when the grace period begins as the last chance to manually award the ...
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How does the hour calculation work for the bounty grace period notice?

When a question with the bounty in a grace period, it is displaying the notice like the one below: But the summation of the hours before bounty ended + Grace period ends is always 23. I would expect ...
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Bounty created to reward existing answer, only one answer exists, bounty expired

First time I ever did this. I asked a question, there was only one answer, and it was exemplary. I accepted it as the correct answer. (Did I mention it was the only answer?) Because it was SO good ...
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Bounty: Should I award it to the only answer I have got? [duplicate]

I have received only one answer during the bounty period. The answer is good enough in the sense that I'll choose that path if that's really the last thing in the world I can do about it. Should I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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There should always be a way to intervene and stop a bounty from being auto-awarded [duplicate]

Auto-selecting answer for rewards is really annoying This question had no good answers so I set a bounty on it. It received one new answer that was completely irrelevant, and that was auto-selected. ...
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Why does this question still show an expired bounty?

This question had a bounty that was posted 8 days ago. Its grace period expired earlier today (according to the revision history), and in fact the question does not show a bounty on the front page: ...
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Bounty expiration problem. Why only seven days?

What exactly is the hurry on bounties? Why only seven days? Sure, let new bounties replace old bounties as far as showing up at the top of the stack. Seven days of extra exposure is plenty. Let's ...
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Why can't I finish awarding bounty after grace period?

I put a bounty on this question How to get style attribute value before IE9 strips it And didn't get back to award it fast enough so it auto awarded half. I want to award the rest though. I put it ...
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Expired and awarded bounties on the same question were awarded to another user

I posted two bounties on one of my questions (Should the questions about the API be posted only on Stackapps (and not MSE)?): the first one was started in July with 50 points and was lost (not ...
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How long is a question unable to be closed after the grace period expires?

I'd like to close-vote this question as off-site resource request, but can't, due to a bounty. The bounty has expired, and the grace period has ended, so it seems reasonable that the question can be ...
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Invest unused rep from previous unawarded bounty into a subsequent bounty

Wouldn't it make sense if the 'invested' reputation into a bounty would next be added to the new bounty? So if for example I would post a bounty of +100 during the grace period and had a bounty of +50 ...
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Allow reposting a bounty during the grace period

I posted a bounty on this question, which despite the bounty got no (serious) attention. I am now seriously considering putting up another bounty for the coming week and noticed I have to wait for 24 ...
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Can a user award half their bounty after being AWOL?

Scenario: A user fixes a sizeable bounty on a question, then after a couple of days real life intervenes and that user is absent for a week or more. At the end of the bounty period the system kicks ...
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Top questions show “wrong” bounty count

On the front page of the site, the total of bounties is accounting for those on grace period, but they're not actually shown in the page. Ask Different's homepage: Featured questions page: Stack ...
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How does deletion affect previous unawarded bounties?

I see When a question that had bounties is deleted, are they automatically refunded? is very similar, but this is discussing bounties that expired and were awarded and may have been refunded by a ...
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Do not expire bounties which failed to attract any (good) answers

As this question did not yield any answer as to why bounties which have failed to attract auto-awardable answers – i.e., answered by somebody who did not start the bounty, answered after the bounty ...
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Full bounty incorrectly awarded

Related: Debate about the correct answer (large bounty involved) This question had a bounty added by someone who is not the question owner. asked Feb 20 at 23:13 deandob Bounty Started ...
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Shouldn't an edit plus acceptance qualify for a bounty?

I think this question's revisions and timeline should be reviewed. The timeline I see as a problem is: Question asked Answer added Bounty added to the question Answer edited by the same user who ...
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Existing answers should be eligible for bounty auto-award, when the reason for bounty is to reward an existing answer

I am not asking... ... to remove the 24-hour waiting period for reward-type bounties. ... for the ability to pre-select the winning answer, either. My request is this: When a user sets a ...
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Offering a bounty on a low score question, no new answers

I recently placed my first bounty on the following question (from someone else): How to segment part of moving image based on details from fixed image in MATLAB? hoping that a 100 rep reward (which, ...
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How did the grace period start before the bounty is over?

I got this message in my inbox: It says that 25 minutes ago my grace period for my bounty on this question started But I still had 16 minutes left: How is this possible?
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Can a bounty be split in the case of an expired bounty?

Firstly, I understand why Accept Multiple Answers or Split Bounty among Several Users was declined, and I even personally agree with the decision: there should be one best answer, and the system ...