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Not having an option to choose an arbitrary amount as bounty is purely because of historical reasons. When the bounty system was first introduced back in 2009, there was a slider to choose the bounty amount with increments of 50 reputation. The reason for not having an arbitrary increment seems to me that it made the classification of different bounties ...


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Bounties greater than a certain amount may give privileges to new users they're not ready for. Such an amount is a bit arbitrary, but Stack Exchange has set the limit to 500. Earning such a bounty directly gives you access to e.g. the review queues, but not editing and close voting (the latter at least on non-beta sites). As the Help Center says, reputation ...


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Possibly, but it's probably better to ask a new question. I'm ignoring most of your post and answering this: Is it worthwhile to offer a 50 rep bounty to ask for a current answer considering that the most prominent answer is a community wiki, it's the accepted answer and it has such a high score? It being a "community wiki" is irrelevant IMHO. ...


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