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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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What happens if my bounty time expires?

What happens if my bounty time expires? I will lose this bounty points or I will take it back? If I did a bounty but I had no answer, what's the next steps is suggested?
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How effective are bounties?

Background: When you add a bounty to a question, it appears on the featured questions list. However, depending on the timing, the featured questions page can be multiple pages long. So for about half ...
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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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Does a user lose privilege if his reputation decreases below requirement by giving a bounty?

Here is a hypothetical question - Suppose I cross 1000 reputation and become an established user. Then I give 200 reputation as bounty on some problem, so my reputation goes down below 1000. Will I ...
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What happens to the bounty I added to a questions if no new answers are provided before the bounty expires?

I added a bounty to this question on June 6th. Today I received a warning that my bounty was expiring and that I should attribute it to one or two answers. However, the only answer to the question is ...
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Is it ok to use bounty for rewarding an answerer?

From faq on bounties I see that bounties are primarily for increasing exposure and improving possibility of attracting a good answer. Sometimes I am in position that I have received a very nice ...
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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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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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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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Monetizing SE bounties?

I would like to have a new feature that bounties can also be paid in monetary form e.g. through Paypal? This would likely increase the competition and quality of answers.
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Congrats and Thanks to Jonas Meyer! [duplicate]

Unless I am mistaken Jonas Meyer just became the first member to have offered bounties in excess of 10000 points. Congrats and Thanks to a most generous benefactor! In order to turn this into a ...
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How to withdraw a bounty

Yesterday I've offered a bounty for this question, but after a while I've found my own answer. Now I can't see any reason to keep offering that bounty. Is there any possibility to withdraw it?
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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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Reputation points from a bounty after deleting the question.

I had a question for which I put $500$ points in a bounty. The bounty wasn't taken by anyone. I deleted the question just now and it seems that I got the points back. At least my rep. went up pretty ...
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Why does it take two days for a question to become eligible for a bounty?

I asked a question which I reasonably assume that someone here must have encountered (or encountered something very similar to it) before. I'm optimistic that if it got good attention, then I would ...
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Is it possible to give bounty on meta?

Is there any trick to give bounty on this site? I have enough reputation on math.stackexchange.com and I would like give more than 10 or 25 points to the answerers in this topic: Why Unsung Hero badge ...
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Why can't I offer a bounty of less than 500 reputation?

I wanted to start two other bounties here because "one or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty." However, the only possible amount of reputation I can offer is 500, ...
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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 ...
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Minimum for bounty inappropriate for rewarding existing answer

There are actually two issues: I think it would be great to be able to award a bounty in any amount for an existing answer (to be awarded immediately, never actually going on the list of open ...
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Why can't I seem to start a bounty on my question?

I would like to start a bounty on my own question. But I only see the following link: If I go to any other question, then I do see the link: What is going on here?
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Is it possible to remove the bounty on this question?

A few days ago I posted a small bounty on the this question about a basis for cyclotomic extensions. KCd left a comment asking that the bounty be removed. I'm perfectly happy to have the bounty ...
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Why do unanswered bounties expire?

It is a simple question. Why does the bounty on a question that has no answers expire? Shouldn't it remain till it is answered, so that people have an incentive to figure out an answer later, even if ...
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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 ...
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What to do when a question you have asked with a bounty is not receiving any interaction/attention?

What should I do when a question I have asked with a bounty is not receiving any interaction/attention? I have answered all commenter's questions thoroughly. I edited the question recently to update ...
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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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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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Is it OK to say that I would reward an answer with a bounty when the time passes?

I am going to post a bit of a long post and anyone who would try to answer it would have to put in what I considered to be a large effort. I am going to give the bounty to the person answering the ...
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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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Cannot edit my bounty notice

I started a bounty here, and placed the reason why as provided. However, I made several typos and I can't seem to edit the notice. I intended to say: $$L(Du,u_t,u,x,t)=\int_{U_T} e^{-c(\epsilon)t}\...
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In which cases can OP get bounty back? [duplicate]

In which cases can OP get his bounty back? The only case I found is when the question gets deleted (How does the bounty system work?). However, for example if noone answers the question, would this ...
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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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Can a question with an open bounty on it be migrated from M.SE to MO?

Can a question with an open bounty on it be migrated from M.SE to MO? What happens with a bounty in this case? Can the bounty be awarded to an answer of a user who does not have a linked account at ...
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Increasing bounty already made by you

What about idea of allowing to increase bounty made by you previously? Is it good or not? If not then for what kind of reasons (how easy to implement - counts too)? My motivation - I made bounty (100)...
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Why is there a delay for setting bounties? [duplicate]

I don't understand the reasoning behind having to wait before putting a bounty on a question. It may help in a very rare case where I ask a question and while waiting for a response, I manage to find ...
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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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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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Featured Questions per time

I observed that there are many more featured questions at math.SE than on some other SE-pages. I wonder whether this increases per time, and how it increases. Is the increase linear with active users (...
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How to deal with duplicate bounty questions?

This question is a duplicate of a previous one (although the motivations are apparently different). At the time of writing, the answers in the newer thread are, in my humble opinion, much nicer than ...
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Question on bounty

I set a bounty for my question last week and it will end after 23 hours more. However, there is no answer for my question yet, just only comment. I was noticed that if I do not set a bounty for an ...
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Can I have (half) my bounty back?

What happens if I set up a bounty on a question, answer it myself and get at least 2 upvotes? Do I get half my bounty back? Does it matter if it was my own question or someone else's?
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Why are privileges reversed when the deduction came from starting a bounty?

Edit: I agree with with tim's answer here: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/11986 What are some justifications for not implementing it this way? It doesn't really make much sense to me- I've lost 450 ...
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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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The number of featured questions

I wonder why the number of featured questions increased nowadays. It was around $30$ before and nowadays above $50$.
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Bounty-change the reasons

I had asked a question 10 months ago and right now I gave bounty on that. The reason for bounty I gave was 'More detail require' But after applying the bounty it shows 'The current answers do not ...
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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 ...