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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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Bounties to reward not answers, but questions

MSE allows users to offer bounties to reward great answers, but the only mechanism in place to reward great questions is upvotes. Do you think questions should also be rewardable with bounties too? I ...
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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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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 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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Is 7 days too short for bounty question?

I saw this question today: A Topology such that the continuous functions are exactly the polynomials Franklin.vp almost used up two thirds of his today reputation to offer this bounty, it is pretty a ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 extra points for a great answer

A similar question was asked but was somewhat colored by the implication that the questioner wanted to "pay" for assistance. But I was wondering if there is a mechanism to award bonus points for an ...
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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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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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Why do I need to wait 24 hours to award a bounty on an existing answer

Suppose I am reading math.SE and I see that someone has written a truly amazing answer. I feel generous and decide that I should give them some reputation. The bounty system allows and encourages me ...
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Will I lose permission to comment if I start a bounty? [duplicate]

At the time I'm writing this, I have 77 reputation. I was thinking to add a 50 rep bounty for this question, which has been unanswered for more than six months. If I do that, my reputation will go ...
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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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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 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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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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How to best start a “related bounty”?

I asked the question How does one attack a divisibility problem like $(a+b)^2 \mid (2a^3+6a^2b+1)$?. I received some excellent comments, one of which has, I believe, given me the idea(s) I need to ...
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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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Bounty ended early?

I had a bounty on Asymmetric Hessian matrix, started "jun 17 at 9:27", as can be seen for instance from the last modified date on the asker's page. It is now approximately 18:10 on June 23, and the ...
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What to do with a bounty: community wiki answer pasted from mathoverflow

I'm not sure how or whether to award a bounty I started on Double sum - Miklos Schweitzer 2010 - it's been answered by a mathoverflow user, and pasted into a community wiki answer by another mse user. ...
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Should the description of the bounty page be changed?

I recently made a 500 reputation bounty on this question. As I was really interested in getting an answer I crossposted it on MathOverflow. On MathOverflow I got an answer and for completeness reasons ...
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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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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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How to split a bounty between $\geq$2 users?

I just see the +X link, I wish to give out two X/2's. (three actually, but i have low rep) Im asking because i think I've seen split bounties awarded. Edit: So if I dont have enough reputation, can ...
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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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How to find the benefactor?

I did not follow the MSE in the last few weeks, and discovered upon arrival that somebody has awarded a bounty to one of my answers. Is there any way to know the name of this person? Or could that ...
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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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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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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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Email about bounty

I offered a bounty on a question that isn't "mine". Today I got, what looks to be, an automatically generated email saying: Reminder: Your Bounty Ended! Your bounty on the question … ...
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There should be a way to edit bounty text.

I believe there should be a way to edit the optional bounty text. It could happen that you simply forget to add important information about the bounty or you make a typo, etc.
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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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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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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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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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Bounty or new question?

Suppose, I need a clarification on a question. Should I place a bounty on the question I need clarification on and ask the answerers to make their post more informative or should I post another ...
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Bounty grace time insufficient to study the solutions

I set a bounty to a question (How fat is a triangle?). After about 6.5 days I got two answers. Both look good anad relevant, but in order to fully understand them, I need more time, since the question ...
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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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Bounty of other poster's question even though I gave an answer already

A user posted a question that I found very interesting. I posted an answer to his question, but as it was a question about logic there are other possible answers. I would be interested in seeing ...
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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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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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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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collective effort in answering bounty question

This is to know whether I can give all who helped me get the answer their due. As I see, there is provision only to award the bounty to one answer. Is there a way to award multiple answers?