In the question I posed here: A characterization of Weak Convergence in $L^p$ spaces

I have a two way implication, one way was answered by one person, the other answered by another. I'd like to award both of them an answer. I know there's a way to do with bounty, but I can't find the link. How do I award multiple answers?

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    $\begingroup$ Your question isn't ready for bounty yet. It takes 2 days for that option to appear afaik $\endgroup$ May 28, 2019 at 19:00
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    $\begingroup$ Let me point to a relevant answer to a very similar post. $\endgroup$
    – Hanno
    May 30, 2019 at 8:34

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In terms of reputation, one way to minimise the difference between the two answers is to upvote and accept the answer (by ticking it) you think is the most clear and of higher quality. This would gain them +25 rep. For the other answer, you can upvote too and provide the bounty of +50. This would gain them +60 rep; the difference is only 35 rep.

As @Mars had pointed out below, the difference in reputation can slowly be reduced as the accepted answer floats to the top and naturally, more people would upvote that one.

As has been said in the comments, you need to wait two days to start a bounty. After that time, a link for 'start a bounty' will appear under 'add a comment', in which you can select the amount (+50), and the reason, which you can choose Reward existing answer - One or more of the answers is exemplary and is worthy of an additional bounty.

Note that at any one time, at most three bounties can be started by one person. From your profile I see you've already started one, so as long as you don't start two more before this question you'll be fine.

N.B. In some cases, when you don't award the bounty of +50 within seven days and the grace period, only a bounty of +25 is given to the other answerer. This way may work as well. For further details, see here, taken from the Help Centre:

If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with a minimum score of 2 will be awarded half the bounty amount (or the full amount, if the answer is also accepted). If two or more eligible answers have the same score (their scores are tied), the oldest answer is chosen. If there's no answer meeting those criteria, no bounty is awarded to anyone.

If the bounty was started by the question owner, and the question owner accepts an answer posted during the bounty period, and the bounty expires without an explicit award then we assume the bounty owner liked the answer they accepted and award it the full bounty amount at the time of bounty expiration.

  • $\begingroup$ Wouldn't an upvote and accept gain $10 + 15 = 25$ reputation, not $+35$? $\endgroup$ May 28, 2019 at 19:31
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    $\begingroup$ But why shouldn't we upvote both answers? $\endgroup$ May 28, 2019 at 22:26
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    $\begingroup$ Why would you accept the less clear answer? The accepted answer gets pinned to the top, so for the sake of future users, accept the more clear answer and bounty the other! I believe typically the higher answer receives more up-votes as well, so it should in theory play out better for the accepted answer, even if the initial rewarded points (25) is less than the bountied answer (50) $\endgroup$
    – Mars
    May 29, 2019 at 2:16
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    $\begingroup$ @Mars You raise a good point. I will edit shortly. $\endgroup$ May 29, 2019 at 6:24
  • $\begingroup$ @Mars The accepted answer is no longer pinned to the top, so the reasoning might not hold anymore. $\endgroup$
    – mathlander
    Feb 15, 2023 at 17:27

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