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Would it be a good idea to create a chatroom for users to ask for bounties on questions (own or not)?

Say OP (user) wants/needs an answer to a question (could be their own or not).

But for some reason no one answered that question, so starting a bounty might help.

But what if OP (user) doesn't have enough points to start a bounty (less than 75 points)?

In that case, OP (user) could go to the Bounty chatroom and explain briefly why they would like someone to start a bounty on their (that) question and so somebody else could start a bounty on such question.

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I have created such chatroom. I don't know whether it's necessary or not, but just in case.

Jirky pointed out in the comments under Burt's answer "Users with less than 75 points generally don't know about meta, so you shouldn't necessarily conclude." in response to my comment "When I posted this, I thought that some users with less than 75 points or so would be supporting my idea but as we can see, none said that. Which tells me that there's no need for that chatroom"

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    $\begingroup$ It would have to be a good question for me to part with any rep. $\endgroup$ – user645636 Jan 2 at 0:22
  • $\begingroup$ @RoddyMacPhee Of course. Maybe their brief explanation it's not enough, you'll have to like it also :p $\endgroup$ – Magic_Isa Jan 2 at 0:25
  • $\begingroup$ I think you'll find very few willing participants. minimum bounty is 50 rep. low rep users can't afford the rep change as it can change privileges, at last check, and high rep users usually haven't got there by bounty giving... $\endgroup$ – user645636 Jan 2 at 0:31
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    $\begingroup$ @RoddyMacPhee This is not for me but for the ones who can't start bounties. As you can tell I can afford bounties. There was a time tho when I used to have 123 points or so, now I have 1234 $\endgroup$ – Magic_Isa Jan 2 at 0:59
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    $\begingroup$ There used to be room called bounty room, but it was intended for a different purpose than what you describe. More details can be found here: Could list of unresolved past bounties be useful? $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Jan 2 at 2:13
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    $\begingroup$ There's a project along these lines that's been in the works for some time now, actually. I should have more to say about it soon. $\endgroup$ – Alexander Gruber Jan 2 at 3:52
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    $\begingroup$ @AlexanderGruber I was actually planning on simply creating that chat room on New Year's Day, but a 3-day-trip came up, so I postponed. I will post about it in meta on Saturday when I get back home, so that you can run through the list of rules, edit and comment and whatnot. $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen Jan 2 at 20:30
  • $\begingroup$ @AlexanderGruber oh wow :) and when did you plan to say the awesome news? $\endgroup$ – Magic_Isa Jan 2 at 22:37
  • $\begingroup$ @JyrkiLahtonen so everybody was thinking about but decided to keep it a secret.. :) $\endgroup$ – Magic_Isa Jan 2 at 22:44
  • $\begingroup$ well not really a secret (but hidden definitely), I have just seen @MartinSleziak's comments on CRUDE $\endgroup$ – Magic_Isa Jan 3 at 0:25
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    $\begingroup$ I guess adding link to the recent post by Jyrki Lahtonen also here (in the comments) might be useful: Launching Pearl Dive - a chatroom where excellent questions/answers meet willing sponsors. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Jan 3 at 23:56
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak i'm not sure, I haven't fully read his post $\endgroup$ – Magic_Isa Jan 3 at 23:59
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    $\begingroup$ @ellisaba I certainly agree that Jyrki's post is different from yours. (In particular, it explicitly discourages users from promoting their own posts in the newly created room - while your posts has a different focus, which includes users' own question. Still, it is related - which is why I thought that linking to the post in comments could be useful; and that's what I've done by posting the above comment.) $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Jan 4 at 0:03
  • $\begingroup$ maybe the chatroom should be called apo's gallery. you know i posted already 3 pics and counting lol $\endgroup$ – Magic_Isa Feb 5 at 2:18
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Check out The Pearl Dive chatroom!

In this chatroom, someone who wants a bounty placed somewhere can explain why and others evaluate if they want to place a bounty.
Not only is your idea a great one, but others think so too - and created this chatroom for people like you!

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    $\begingroup$ :) I already did, a quick check the other day. $\endgroup$ – Magic_Isa Jan 13 at 19:44
  • $\begingroup$ As mentioned in the comments, some more details on this chatroom can be found in this post: Launching Pearl Dive - a chatroom where excellent questions/answers meet willing sponsors. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Jan 15 at 6:05
  • $\begingroup$ Sir, I was thinking that how does your answer answers my question ? $\endgroup$ – Magic_Isa Jan 16 at 18:02
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    $\begingroup$ @Isabellatrix - It means yes, it's a good idea and someone did it. $\endgroup$ – Burt Jan 16 at 20:09
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    $\begingroup$ How would I derive a 'yes' from 'Check out The Pearl Dive chatroom!' FYI there's no way to do that. Now, notice that chatroom has very different intentions to mine $\endgroup$ – Magic_Isa Jan 16 at 20:32
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    $\begingroup$ @Isabellatrix I think that someone with needs you described could find help in The Pearl Dive. $\endgroup$ – Burt Jan 16 at 21:08
  • $\begingroup$ I doubt that. My idea was to include any kind of questions and afaiu that chatroom only looks for excellent posts $\endgroup$ – Magic_Isa Jan 16 at 21:22
  • $\begingroup$ Also, it seems to me that their intentions is kinda to reward excellent posts. Mine was to find a possible answer, for users that can't start bounties because they have less than 75 points $\endgroup$ – Magic_Isa Jan 16 at 21:30
  • $\begingroup$ @Bellatrix I was under the impression it was for both... $\endgroup$ – Burt Jan 16 at 22:23
  • $\begingroup$ @Burt I've asked about it on that chatroom, just to confirm. They haven't responded yet $\endgroup$ – Magic_Isa Jan 16 at 22:26
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    $\begingroup$ @Bellatrix - It looks like they just put a bounty on math.stackexchange.com/questions/1197141/… - a question with no current answers. I think they are looking for excellent questions, but to convince someone to put a bounty on your question you would anyways need to show why it's a good question. $\endgroup$ – Burt Jan 16 at 22:29
  • $\begingroup$ Exactly, how would one justify that a, say, homework question it's an excellent question? lol "It's an excellent question because professor told me so :p" // Also, notice that the question that you linked has currently 15 upvotes!! $\endgroup$ – Magic_Isa Jan 16 at 22:36
  • $\begingroup$ @Burt But you know, regardless of the points of view, I think mine was not a good idea. When I posted this, I thought that some users with less than 75 points or so would be supporting my idea but as we can see, none said that. Which tells me that there's no need for that chatroom $\endgroup$ – Magic_Isa Jan 16 at 22:47
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    $\begingroup$ @Bellatrix Users with less than 75 points generally don't know about meta, so you shouldn't necessarily conclude. For my part I can say that it is unlikely that I would sponsor a homework question with 0 upvotes. That suggests to me that the having th question answered won't add anything new to the site. In this project I want to promote good content as opposed to catering to the needs of users. $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen Jan 17 at 6:24
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    $\begingroup$ Why don't you ask users who like to answer homework questions for help? Check out the people at the top of the weekly leagues. $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen Jan 17 at 6:24

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