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A bounty is a way to get additional attention for a question by offering some of your own reputation for great answers.

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Why can't I edit the tags of my post? Why do people not seem to be interested in it?

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Trying to prove a proposition about the nth order derivative of a polynomial by induction - is this correct? I tried to add the proof-...
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Why would a user not award a bounty they have placed, and not give feedback to what they want?

I spent a good amount of time solving and posting a response to this bountied question. The user did not accept the answer, or even leave a comment on either the original question or the answer. ...
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Number of bounties offered by an user

Is it possible to see how many bounties offered a specific user and how many of these bounties were awarded?
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List of earned bounties shows the state of question, not the answer.

In the profile page, when you check the list of earned bounties, as usual it shows the titles of the questions (like in 'answers' tab). Nevertheless, it shows the score of the questions, not the ...
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I made the best answer to my own question after posting a bounty on it. Now I'm losing $50$ points when I haven't done anything wrong. A bit unfair?

The question I'm talking about: For any unbounded set of real numbers, is there a subset which almost coincides with a uniformly spread out set of points an infinite amount of times? I answered it ...
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Protocol for cross posting when question did not receive any response.

Recently I've posted a question asking for help to find a numerical optimization algorithm for a given problem. Here is the question Optimizing filtering and thresholding parameter before integrating ...
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I would like to bounty a question that lacks context and possibly focus

This question claims three interesting limits about primes. I think it is poorly phrased, in that there is no context, source, or effort; further, it's unclear if any of the limits are related. That ...
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What does this mean 'Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?' [duplicate]

Can anyone help me in informing how can I accept an answer? Also can anyone tell how can I start a bounty? I think I have no control about it but please help.
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Bountied question didn't pop up

I placed a bounty on this question to reward an existing answer. But it neither bumped to the homepage, nor can be seen on the bountied list. Where did my bounty go? When will it appear on the ...
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Why awkward rules for bounties?

I started a bounty for a certain answer to: Estimate a logistic function from an estimated exponential function I had to wait one week to tell who was going to get the bounty and the bounty just ...
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Restate or withdraw a badly written bountied-question

I've been a member of this community for almost 9 years. Recently, I've asked a question with a bounty - my first time! Anyway, I've later realized that my question was badly written (just FYI, the ...
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How do we know if there's someone working on my question?

I'm just curious (and sometimes annoyed) that, it's sometimes really hard to tell whether a question is being solved by someone, or just forgotten by the community. Especially, when a problem is hard ...
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Why not allow closing of bountied question by normal users when they are in bounty stages?

Recently there have been a lot of questions which are bountied but PSQ (Problem Statement Question). Here is one, another one although now closed, not a bounty not but once was and many more which one ...
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Awarding a bounty to an undeserving answer [duplicate]

I put out a bounty on a question I made in order to call attention to it. While this had the intended effect and my post received an answer, said answer was incorrect. I got notified that I must award ...
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Should I edit the question before starting a bounty, or start a new question?

I have a question I would like to start a bounty on. But I would like to edit the question to add the possibility for a stronger result. The question I want to start a bounty on is this question: For ...
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Transferring reputation between different SE sites [closed]

As someone who has accounts on multiple Stack Exchange sites I am wondering if there is a means by which reputation between accounts can be transferred. This may be useful, for example, to offer a ...
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How to search for bounties awarded to my answers?

Is there a convenient way to search for answers of mine that have been awarded bounties? I know that I can look through the "reputation" tab of my user profile, but this is very tedious, ...
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Bounty and visibility for low-rep users

I asked a question this month, and it didn't get much attention. I tried bumping it two times by adding a tag and by editing the title for something more fitting, but it still didn't draw much more ...
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Etiquette of letting a bounty expire on a question with an upvoted but incomplete answer?

I posted a question on math.SE a few weeks back, which received a fair bit of attention and some promising leads in the comments but no clear answers. I posted a +100 bounty on the question, and ...
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Bounties don't last long enough

I've personally been involved in one, two, three questions with bounties which were effectively awarded plus two that were placed and not answered. Twice answering and thrice asking. And each time ...
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Is there a 'polite amount' to put up as a bounty for someone else's question?

Every now and again I see a question that I would like to know the answer to but don't know how to solve. I don't mind offering bounties but since I don't have a ton of rep, I'm wondering if a bounty ...
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Question on the Retaining or Forfeiture of Bounty Points When the Awarding User is Removed

My question is: If User A awards User B a bounty, say 500 points, and later on, User A either requests to be removed or is removed (i.e., ``User was removed''), does User B retain those 500 bounty ...
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How do I edit the description for a bounty after I have started a bounty

Is there a way to edit the text description I have put in for a bounty on a question? I started a bounty, but made a math composition error in the text and don't know how to fix that as there is no ...
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Are there any users who have invested more than what they presently have?

Are there any Mathematics SE users who have invested more reputation points in bounties than what they presently have? How can one find out?
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Shouldn't the "impossible" badges be removed?

You can't set bounties on meta sites So why are there still those 4 bounty related badges!? P.S. I definitely wasn't going to waste atleast 100 reputation points just to get atleast two badges that no ...
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What happens to questions with bounty when OP was suspended for more than 8 days?

What happens to questions with bounty when OP was suspended for more than 8 days? Will the bounty be lost? or will be refunded? or in case someone answers will be awarded somehow? Thank you
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An answer that did not answer my question might get some reputation points from the bounty

A few days ago I asked this question: My question That question was on an exam my teacher gave us to help us prepare to the final exam. I only got one answer but the answer claimed that I made a ...
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Feature to remind users to place a bounty

Often times a question comes along that I really want to know the answer to, but I can see that it has not received much attention yet. I can only place a bounty after some time has passed. ...
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Clarification of meaning of $3$ badges

I'm a bit confused about meaning of certain badges: $1$. A badge is said to be rewarded for "First bounty you manually award on another person's question". Shouldn't this description be &...
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Question does not gain answers in Math Stack Exchange. Would a migration to StackOverflow be a solution?

I recently asked this question in Math Stack Exchange but does not gain any answers even though I bountied it. It seems either there aren‘t many people familiar with the Singular-CAS in Math Stack ...
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People answering to bounty just for the prize

A couple of times it happened to me that I bountied a question. If nobody has answered, the day before the expire date of the bounty some guy answers with some stupid answer, just to take the bounty ...
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How do Community bounties work?

I recently answered a question with a bounty offered by "Community". How are such bounties awarded? Who decides which response gets the bounty?
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Launching *Pearl Dive* - a chatroom where excellent questions/answers meet willing sponsors

Announcing the birth of the Pearl Dive – a chatroom dedicated to enhancing the quality of the material on the site, sieving out the pearls from the sand. Caveat: I'm new to creating chatrooms, ...
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Would it be a good idea to create a Bounty chatroom?

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 ...
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Can I start a bounty on a already answered question?

I came across with the following question Definition of "descends to" I think that is a question that many students of algebraic geometry (and probably many others) have in the ...
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1/2 of question answered by different people

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 ...
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Is it possible to set a bounty for an old question somehow?

I want to try my luck and see if someone can answer this question I made about a month ago: Simplifying the summation $ (3^i\sqrt{n/3^i})/\log_2(n/3^i)$ from $i=0 \text{ to }k-1$ I thought maybe a ...
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What happens if you flag a question with bounty?

Suppose someone post a problem statement question so no attempts on the problem and it also happens that no one flag the question neither so it won't be on hold nor closed and somebody else (could be ...
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Bounty question not visible on *Featured* tab

I offered bounty on one of my own questions. I was expecting it to be on the Fetaured tab. But it fails to show up there. As per the FAQ a question with a bounty is supposed to be visible there. Here ...
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Does putting a bounty on a question kill the question?

I recently placed a bounty on a long-standing zero-answer question (that question is in this link): Does there exist a space filling curve which sends every convex set to a convex set ? My goal was ...
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The error message "Unable to load popup -please try again" when I start a bounty

Recently, I tried to start a bounty for two of my questions. But the error message "Unable to load popup -please try again" appears every time I start the bounty. I don't know whether it is a error ...
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Why can't I start a bounty? (More than three bounties.)

Why can't I start a bounty in this question From the unit disk to the right half plane and $T(0)=3$ ? It's been more than 2 days since I asked. I wanted to put 100 points as bounty but there's no ...
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Can't close duplicate bounty questions with exactly same "accepted" answers

This question is the exact duplicate of this question and both were answered by the same user with the exact same answer (Although he has mentioned it as a duplicate in his second answer and the ...
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Please help me improve question on Cauchy's Integral Formula

I believe the initial revisions were unclear or wrong. Now just unclear? Find and relate an antiderivative to proving Cauchy's Integral Formula for a convex region
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Awarding a bounty after expiration.

I recently had a bounty on a question which received a satisfactory answer worthy of the full bounty, but I was unable to grant the bounty due to a lack of internet service for an extended period of ...
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Why don't you recover the bounty? [duplicate]

There are some questions about what happens with the bounty if there is no extra answer after offering the extra reputation. The answer is the reputation simply expires. My question is why. I mean, If ...
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Should I award a bounty early if there is a satisfactory answer?

Recently I asked this question. It originally received very little attention (and only one cryptic-to-me answer in a comment), so I placed a bounty on it. It now has an answer which I like; hence I ...
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Should we discourage bounties that encourage "clever" but unclear answers?

According to its comment (which may be a joke, but I assume not), this answer was posted in response to a bounty offered to the best answer that does not contain the letter "e". I think that these ...
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What happens if the answer which had appeared after starting a bounty is not worthy of that bounty?

This happened to me once. I had a question and started a bounty over its topic but the "new" answer which came for the bounty was "to my standards" not worthy of that particular bounty. Stackexchange ...
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Please give a clearer definition of "canonical answer" as reason for bounty

I recently set a bounty on this MSE question Is there an internally consistent nearest-neighbor relation in this complete linearization of the 240 roots of $E_8$? and for "reason", I specified "...
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