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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Is it possible to view descriptions of old bounties?

When starting a bounty, one is invited to provide a short description of what is asked for. The usefulness of this notice is evident; the task of writing or improving a purposeful answer is ...
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Cannot start a bounty on old problem?

I was trying to put a bounty on this old question of mine. I know there are some circumstances where bounties of certain amounts cannot be placed, see here, but this does not seem to be one of those ...
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Giving a bounty to several answers at once.

I would like to request the feature proposed by Willie Wong in this comment. That is, would it be possible to allow users who started a bounty on a question to award it to multiple answers? As in the ...
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Stop the decay of closing votes when a bounty is set

Some week or so ago I answered a question, after some comments with the OP it became my suspicion that the question was not made in good faith, but rather to "confirm that they are correct", rather ...
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Can temporarily suspended users award bounties they offered while not suspended?

Can temporarily suspended users award bounties they offered while not suspended (just in case you're wondering, I'm not suspended, I answered a question by a suspended user). Will someone get the ...
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Is bounty really guaranteeing more exposure?

Setting a bounty on a question should (at least in theory) guarantee it gets more attention. This is evidenced by the fact that one of the possible reasons on the list offered when you're setting it ...
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search among formerly featured questions

As far as I know, there is no “been formerly attributed a bounty” tag in the search options? I tend to like featured questions even when the bounty is no longer active and such a feature would be ...
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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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Email notification for new bounty questions

It's a great service to get email notifications in case new questions pop up according to specific tags. Is there also a possibility to get an email notification for new bounty questions? Note: I ...
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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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Time lag in bounty period

A couple of minutes ago, I received a system-generated message from the inbox, which says that Your question bounty is completed and will be auto-closed after a 24-hour grace period. But then I ...
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bring attention to old questions which recently went on bounty

I had asked a question two months ago and it received 6 upvotes. Two answers were provided and I accepted one of them. That answer also received 4 upvotes. I recently reviewed the topic of the ...
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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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Is there a feature that brings a question running out of bounty to the top?

first off, my apologies if this is not the right place to ask this type of question. I am wondering, if there already is, and if not, what everyone thinks of a feature that allows questions which ...
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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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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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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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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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Bounty Display Bug

I just realized a display bug when putting a bounty: I'm using Firefox 24.0 and Windows 7. Could this be fixed somehow?
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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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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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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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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 there something wrong in getting your bounty back if no one answered your question?

I found only one instance where this shouldn't be allowed: If you wanna do this twice (to set a bounty again on the same question). Also, from this answer (by 40 votes): "Abuse potential aside, it ...