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Questions tagged [bounty]

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 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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What happens if a bounty finishes and no one answered. [duplicate]

What happens if a bounty finishes and no one answered? Does the person started it get the reputation back?
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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" for ...
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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, ...
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Can bounty description use MathJax and MarkDown?

When offering a bounty, it is possible to add a custom message. Does this message has to be plain text? Or can we use similar formatting as in the posts? (I.e., MathJax for mathematics, Markdown for ...
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What is the meaning of “Looking for an answer drawing from credible and/or official sources” in bounty questions for mathematics?

In the bounty questions, the asker often mentions what he is specially looking for in an answer to his question by mentioning the purpose of the bounty. And all these purposes are to be drawn from a ...
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Is it possible to edit bounty messages?

The reason I ask is because I have a bounty question which is completely ruined as the sidebar covers the question. This has happened because of an error in the $\LaTeX$ in the bounty message which ...
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How has number of featured questions changed?

Is it possible to find somewhere how the number of featured questions (i.e., questions with bounties) evolved. For example, can I find out what was the number of featured questions a year ago? Or an ...
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Bounty rewarded to false answer

Assume that a question has bounty and two answers. One answer is false. Bounty rewarded to false answer. What then? It should be undone? can it be undone by the user who rewarded it ?
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Expired bounty without a good answer?

My bounty is expired on my question: Name of the class of graphs obtained by deleting $\mathcal{Q}_d$ from $\mathcal{Q}_n$ - and I must award it within 24 hours. The only answer was down-voted (not by ...
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Are users who already posted an answer notified about offering a bounty?

What happens in the following situation: I posted some question, soon after one person response in the answer. However the answer was not enough detailed for me: I posted the comment encouraging this ...
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How to give a bounty to one or more users directly?

In Stack Overflow an anonymous user gave me 50 points of reputation: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5905822/function-to-find-the-nth-digit-of-pi/28000950#28000950 Can I do that on MSE? If so, ...
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Why can't I delete a question with a bounty that has no answers?

Why can't I delete a question with a bounty that has no answers? It needs only 3 friends to cash the bounty by giving a nonsensical answer and adding 2 upvotes to it. I'd rather like to lose the ...
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Automatically awarding bounty to an answer accepted during the bounty period?

Reference Someone else posted a question I answered, and got 2 up-votes for. Because my answer was lacking one important detail, they put that question up for bounty. I approximately doubled my ...
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Can I give bounty to myself? [duplicate]

I offered a 100 point bounty to my question here: Exercise in Engelking's book regarding a disconnected space. I solved the problem with a little help from a couple of the commenters, and wrote ...
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Question is on bounty, yet receives little attention [closed]

My main concern that question I posted over at MSE (view here) is just too trivial, so no one is bothered to even answer. Perhaps it is also my fault for not being clear enough, even though I tried ...
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Losing a bounty because OP doesn't check in

Is there a protocol for/anything you can do about a bounty expiring simply because the OP has not revisited the question? I recently posted my first answer to a bounty question, for which I was ...
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Question changed completely after another user started bounty

While browsing the featured question list I noticed that this question was edited by the asker to a completely different question, from something related to quantum field theory (I think?) to a ...
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Bounty on a question on meta

Why don't we have the chance to put a bounty on a question on meta? There may be cases where a person's question does not get due attention just like it can happen on the main site?
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Downvote to withhold bounty?

This question is motivated by this example. In it, several users (including myself) posted answers, none of which were complete and satisfying. However, they did receive varying amounts of upvotes. ...
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Can I put a bounty on a question where I have answered and award the bounty to my answer?

Can I put a bounty on a question where I have answered and award the bounty to my answer as an exemplary answer? Moreover does the author of the question have anything to say on whom I decide to award ...