I've seen that my question as been flagged "eligible for bounty".

What "mechanism" (if any) select between the questions the eligible ones ?



  • $\begingroup$ Please see math.stackexchange.com/help/bounty $\endgroup$
    – Grigory M
    Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 14:42
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. I've understood the basic mechanism of bounty. What is not clear to me is who (if any) has chosen my questions as "eligible for bounty". $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 14:57
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    $\begingroup$ Summary: your question becomes eligible after 2 days. $\endgroup$
    – GEdgar
    Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 14:58

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New questions are initially not eligible for having a bounty placed on them (I believe there are good reasons for this - mostly to do with potential abuse of the close system if there were no eligibility delay). Two days after the question has been posted, it becomes eligible for a bounty. Anyone with high enough reputation (75) can offer a bounty on an eligible question.

  • $\begingroup$ Ok. Now I think I've understood ... my doubt was about the existence of some "hidden committee" selecting between the question entered the "apt" ones to be eligible. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 15:32

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