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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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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

In Math.SE there are some badges that I don't know exactly what they mean. A badge is said to be rewarded for "First bounty you manually award on another person's question". I had given a bounty to ...
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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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Should moderators be allowed to assign given bounty

I realize many time that some users on MSE who to get there question to be solve with high quality answer award the question with a suitable bounty. But unfairly they either forgot the come back or ...
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Starting a bounty on another user's question

Can I start a bounty on another user's question who has accepted the answer but it doesn't answer my doubts and the question has become inactive?
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Closing a question with a bounty [duplicate]

This is more of a thought experiment than anything, but what happens if a question is closed when there is an active bounty? The "help" page on closed questions says nothing about bounties, and the "...
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Increasing the bounty for an answer I have already given a bounty

I had indicated a bounty of 50 points for an outstanding answer. I wanted to increase the amount to 100 points, but it seems that the 50 was locked in. So after waiting the requisite 24 hours, I went ...
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Is it possible to increase the amount of a bounty after it has been awarded?

I have started a bounty on this question about few minutes ago. Considering this post and not to wasting my reputation(s); so I have decided to devote the least possible amount (of worth $+50$ ...
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Is there any force to award the bounty?

I have started a bounty on this question, it is about ten minutes that my bounty has ended; and I have received a message: $$\text{Your bounty on question} \\ \text{"Counting the Number of ...
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Offer coauthorship as a reward?

The rule is that math.se does not allow monetary bounties for questions [1,2,3,4,5]. I think that makes sense. Would it be reasonable/allowed to promise coauthorship of a paper as a "reward" ...
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Is there a limit to the number and/or the amount of bounties that can be awarded in a specific time-frame

As per my question: Is there a limit to the number and/or the amount of bounties that can be awarded during a specific time-frame? I noticed that all of a sudden the "Start a bounty" (or whatever the ...
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Bounty on Question

I had asked a question on Mathematics Stack Exchange which I placed a bounty on and received no answers except my own answer. See link: $L(G)' \cap B \rtimes G = G^B$ if G ICC. If G is not ICC ...
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I figured out the answer to a question I set a bounty for. Should I post the answer, or give it some time for other people to answer?

I asked a question, got no response, placed a bounty of +100 and then while I was away I figured it out. When I came back to my computer, there was an answer, but it's not quite correct and as it ...
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bounty deduction at start or end of period?

GBThm_PhysicsProof I started the bounty for a week. Is it deducted normally right away or after one week?
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Add reputation to one of the answer of my question

How can I add reputation to one of the answer of my question in the math.stackexchange. Thanks
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“You must award it to an answer within 24 hours” Not even one answer yet

I received this in my Inbox: bounty expiring soon 3 mins ago Your bounty on question "Domino game maximum achievable points" is completed. You must award it to an answer within 24 hours. I ...
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How to get an answer when the bounty doesn't work?

I have recently asked a question here. First it has some meaning problems but now it doesn't. It didn't get any answers so I set a bounty but it doesn't work how can I get an answer? I really need an ...
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A rule on subtracting reputation points

I just wondered why I was subtracted by $100$ reputation points in here dated May $11, 2013$? I would be glad if somebody explain so I would be aware with this for future purposes. I just wondered why ...
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What will happen to a Bounty? [duplicate]

What happen to a bounty if there is no answer till the close date of it. Actually I have set a bounty on the question [ How to solve these two simultaneous "divisibilities" : $n+1\mid m^2+1$ ...
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What do you do with a bounty if answers are not good enough?

I've offered four bounties before, and two of those times I didn't find any answer good enough. Last time that happened, I just awarded it to the only answer but I'm wondering if there is a better way....
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Invalidate an answer when starting a bounty

When one setup a bounty, one can choose several generic comment to be added under the bounty. This is one of them: The current answer(s) are out-of-date and require revision given recent changes. ...
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Bounties: no premature awards

In the bounty regulations, I am missing regulations which say when a bounty can be awarded at the earliest. It seems natural to me (and in the interest of the person placing the bounty, who wants the ...
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Cannot start second bounty on question with great answer

My question pertains to my question here: Is it possible to characterize completeness of a normed vector space by convergence of Neumann series? First myself and then another user tried to increase ...
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How is the Featured Questions list ordered?

As this question implies, I suspect that it's a 'newest last' system. I wanted to double check because at the time I started writing this, a featured question of mine happened to have a negative ...
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Is my question on topic for MSE?

A few days ago I asked this question. So far it has zero score and has not received any answers or comments. I am starting to wonder if my question is even on topic. My question here is this: is ...
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Could list of unresolved past bounties be useful?

Probably a few of us have been in a situation like this. I have placed a bounty on some question in hope to get an answer (or a better answer or a specific type of answer, for example, combinatorial ...