I would like to draw attention to the following question: Book ref. request: "...starting from a mathematically amorphous problem and combining ideas from sources to produce new mathematics..."

Usually, I draw attention to a question by setting a bounty on it. However, I am not sure if doing so in this case would be fair to the many people who might respond with good answers, since it is a "big-list" type question yet only one of them may receive the reward.

Do I just set the bounty, and damn the fairness?

  • $\begingroup$ I think it is a good concern on how to reward good answers when we can only reward one answer with a bounty and that this question deserves a bit more attention. $\endgroup$ – Simply Beautiful Art Mar 31 '16 at 22:56
  • Suppose there will be several excellent answers, but only one will win the bounty. Unfair?

  • Several excellent football teams arrived to Brazil recently. Only one will win. Unfair?

Just set the bounty.

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    $\begingroup$ Your comparison between bounties and World Cup (!) seems inadequate.. Maybe it is better to allow bounties distribution between a number of people who provided nice answers. The one who sets bounties can decide for the way that points are distributed among those who added answers. $\endgroup$ – user272196 Sep 20 '15 at 9:33

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