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The amount of rep spent on bounties should not affect a user's ability to answer a question, since bounties are themselves a sign of useful participation. If anything, a history of placing bounties should have no bearing (or even a slightly positive bearing) on whether a user ought to be able to answer a question. Solution Allow the >=10 rep check to be ...


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I tried a simple search [bounties] 75 and unless I missed something -discounting deleted questions that aren't visible- there are 12 questions asked on meta.se about the minimum rep necessary to start a bounty. In chronological order 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. Including the one yesterday 12 that likely originated the current feature request. While ...


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Yes, that works. Acceptance is always a deliberate choice by the author of the question, unlike bounties which may be automatically awarded under some circumstances. Since it's your own answer, it also does not qualify for the bounty. I'm not sure if this is formally documented, but one of the Help Center articles says it's an option, another one says 'you ...


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Eh ... you know that the majority of the world's population lives in East and Central Asia? And that their office hours are (roughly) between 0 and 14 UTC? Granted, not all of them speak English, but there's a world outside the US and EMEA. Also, that graph is from 2009. The world has changed a lot since then (even before the pandemic), and so has Stack ...


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