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The help centre says "Slice off anywhere from +50 to +500 of your own hard-earned reputation, and attach it to any question as a bounty." But when I was looking at starting a bounty for my own question, I could only choose between 100, 150 and 200. I cannot award more because I only have 211 reputation, but why can I not award +50?

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    $\begingroup$ This is because you posted an answer to it. See the MSE bounty faq, where it states that the minimum bounty you can offer on a question you have answered is 100 rep points, instead of 50. $\endgroup$ – user642796 Apr 22 '14 at 9:04
  • $\begingroup$ Aha, I suspected this might be the case. Thanks for pointing me to the right documentation. $\endgroup$ – hertzsprung Apr 22 '14 at 9:06
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    $\begingroup$ Actually, the Help Center gives the same info: To avoid overly promotional bounties, if you are offering a bounty on a question that you have already posted an answer to, your minimum spend is 100 reputation (not 50). (This is the fifth bullet point in that list.) $\endgroup$ – user642796 Apr 22 '14 at 9:07
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, I must be going blind. What's the best thing to do with my meta question? Flag it to be closed or leave it as is? $\endgroup$ – hertzsprung Apr 22 '14 at 9:09

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