Questions tagged [bounty]

For questions about the bounty system, which allows users to spend some of their reputation in order to draw more attention to a question.

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“Bounties increase exposure and visibility” Do they?

“Bounties increase exposure and visibility” Yeah, and I'm the queen of Sheba. I recently asked this question, and was thrilled to receive answers from a Frisian and a Dutch speaker. I was so ...
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How can a user with only one rep offer a bounty of one hundred?

This question offers a bounty of 100 and the user has a grand total of one point. I'm sure there is an obvious reason and I am sure I shall kick myself when I am told. But how does this work, exactly ...
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How can I increase the bounty I just posted on this newly reopened question?

I need feedback and an authoritative answer for my question on who/whom, but I now feel my current bounty is a little small for the purpose. How can I increase the bounty I just posted on this ...
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If you give a bounty, can you earn it back without counting toward the daily rep limit?

I know that the 15 reputation given for answers isn't subject to the daily 200 limit on reputation. I also know that if you have maxed out reputation for the day, and then you lose reputation by ...
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Answer I was going to award the bounty to disappeared

Addressing a formal letter to multiple people with unknown names I set a bounty on that question. User @JOSH wrote an answer, which I was going to award the bounty to. There were two parts to his ...
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Did I miss the bounty deadline and if so, is there any way of manually awarding it?

I set a bounty on a question and I think I may have missed the deadline. I upvoted the answer I thought was the best, and I accepted it, but there was no thingie on the left for me to award the ...
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How to close a question to new answers?

This is related to a question with an accepted answer and a bounty awarded: A snappy and inoffensive alternative for "calm your tits" I would like to close my question, in the sense of not ...
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In this scenario, who gets the bounty?

This may be down to a matter of opinion. In which case, feel free to downvote/close the question. I've been looking for a word for ages: A word that fits the concept of "only do something once, ...
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Question should be closed

I think this question should be closed as off-topic for take-your-pick: unclear what's being asked, too broad, basic (dictionaries for use examples), and better for ELL if it were . . . better. But ...
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Are people putting bounties on old questions to get a hat?

Looking at the featured questions page, there are a pile of really old questions that have new bounties. One even has an accepted answer. Does this happen every year as an attempt to get all the ...
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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 real life intervenes and that user is absent for a week or more. At the end of the bounty period the system kicks into action and awards ...
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Why does adding a bounty to your own question prevent it from being voted closed?

I find it a little annoying that users can "protect" bad questions with bounties but the ability to do this to your own question seems like a particularly blatant loophole. ELU does not close ...
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Is bounty really guaranteeing more exposure?

Setting a bounty on a question should, at least in theory, guarantee it gets more attention. This is evidenced by the fact that one of the possible reasons on the list offered when you're setting it ...
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Bounty minimum on other users' questions

When we offer bounties on our own questions, we are given the options of 50-500 reputation in increments of 50. When offering bounties on questions posted by other users, the increment is the same, ...
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Multiple bounty dialogues

EDIT: It appears each click on the "start a bounty" link simply opens another bounty box. The position of the new box seems to depend entirely on where the page is scrolled when "start a bounty" is ...
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How can Community offer bounties

Why does American English pluralize certain singular nouns? has an open bounty of +500 from the Community. How does that work?
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A user has 2 active bounties

From the FAQ: There can only be 1 active bounty per question and per user at any given time. Somehow one user has 2 active bounties right now: both on this question and on this one. Perhaps it ...
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Lost “start a bounty” button

I wanted to place a bounty on this Question, but I can't find a start a bounty button. I'm guessing this is a regressive bug. Or maybe I'm just going about it the wrong way.
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What happened to the bounty I placed on one of my questions?

I placed a bounty on one of my questions, expecting to select the bounty winner after the 1 week period had ended (assuming that this would allow everyone who might be interested to have a chance at ...