There are some users who have put much effort into their answers, and sometimes I'd like to reward them. This would be an optional feature, of course.

Note that I don't want to discuss the technical implementation here, only what people think about the idea.

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    $\begingroup$ If you want to reward such users, you should give them bounty ;) $\endgroup$
    – Prism
    Nov 12 '13 at 12:17
  • $\begingroup$ meta.SO: Pay money to SO for quick support $\endgroup$ Nov 12 '13 at 12:53
  • $\begingroup$ BTW I remember that there was a question offering real money as a bounty at MathOverflow. I do not know whether something similar happened at MSE, too. $\endgroup$ Nov 12 '13 at 13:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Prism I don't have enough points to do that. $\endgroup$ Nov 12 '13 at 13:33
  • $\begingroup$ Just out of curiosity: Would it be against the rules to put a bitcoin address in the personal info field? $\endgroup$
    – Daniel R
    Nov 12 '13 at 15:55
  • $\begingroup$ @DanielR Done. Excellent idea, please post that as an answer. $\endgroup$ Nov 12 '13 at 16:33

I wholly and entirely disagree. This goes against the entire philosophy of the StackExchange network.

In addition, I'll copy a previous comment of Michael Greinecker which seems mostly apropos:

I don't mind too much being a user and moderator on a site that some people use to get their homework done. I wouldn't want to explain why I'm on a site that helps cheaters for money though.


As mentioned in the comments, you can have your bitcoin address in your profile. If you want to be explicit, append the following to your posts:


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