A bounty is a way to get additional attention for a question by offering some of your own reputation for great answers.

The bounty system is a way for users with over 75 rep to provide a 50-500 rep incentive to answer a question that's at least 2 days old.

Bounties expire after seven days. After a bounty expires, there is an additional 24 hour window for the bounty to be awarded so that late answers may be considered. If it remains unawarded and one or more answers posted during the bounty period have a score of 2 or more, half the bounty will be automatically awarded to the one with the highest score.

Related tags:

  • Use this tag for questions involving bountied tab ( a tab display collecting all the questions with an active bounty).

  • Use this tag for questions involving the expiration of bounties.

  • Use this tag for questions involving the active bounties.

  • Use this tag for questions involving the badges earned for posting and awarding bounties.

  • Use this tag for questions about the bounty dialog which appears when clicking on the "start a bounty"-link below a question.