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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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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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ٌWhat should I do when I have an important question which didn't get enough attention

I have an important question that I'm very in need of discussing with some people. Unfortunately, someone makes it a minus one vote at the start. After that no one answer or even comment on the ...
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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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Would awarding a bounty in order for the other user to get some particular privilege be considered a misuse of bounty system?

I suppose the title says it, but to give a more detailed explanation: Suppose that some user does not have certain privilege and for some reason I want that user to have this privilege. If the user ...
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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Is a granted bounty and the reputation withdrawn when I delete my answer?

Is a granted bounty or more specific the reputation withdrawn when I delete my answer?
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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 the daily reputation limit by offering bounties?

From what I understand, the most reputation one can gain in one day from votes is 200 points. This limit ignores the bounties earned, so that it is possible to earn for example 250 points if a 50 ...
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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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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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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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Bounty by Community?

A bounty by community? How does this work? Was the user deleted while the bounty was active?
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Upvotes without getting the points (with 115 daily rep). Bounty related?

Sorry for a technical question (I've already seen the answers to this and this). Though I have earned 200 daily rep already, I have also set a 100 points bounty, so that somehow the counter stopped at ...
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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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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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Who gets the bounty?

The faq says: If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with at least 2 upvotes will be awarded half the ...
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awarding a bounty

This is a very simple question, so I'll get started right away. I have a bounty on a question of mine that should probably go to a user who didn't exactly answer all my questions, but contributed a ...
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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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Can a bounty be denied?

A question of mine is close to the end of the bounty. I got an answer which doesn't really suit me (see my comments to the answer), but I think about rewarding the bounty for it, because otherwise the ...
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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?
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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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Some bounty / featured-question history is lost or invisible.

Bounty offers and awards are public attributes of a question but their history is not recorded in the edit trail of a posting. This is a minor point, but in theory the information should be kept ...
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Bounty reputation documentation [duplicate]

The help centre says "Slice off anywhere from +50 to +500 of your own hard-earned reputation, and attach it to any question as a bounty." But when I was looking at starting a bounty for my own ...
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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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could not add bounty of 50 to question of other

I wanted to add a bounty of 50 points to How to construct three mutually orthogonal circles in stereographic projection? Some details: The question is not my own I did answer this question but ...
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Question eligible for bounty

I've seen that my question as been flagged "eligible for bounty". What "mechanism" (if any) select between the questions the eligible ones ? Thanks mauro
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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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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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I've put a large bounty to get the attention or to get a good answer, I got neither.

I put a large bounty on this question to get a full detailed answer or to at least to draw some attention and get it up-voted. The bounty ends tomorrow and I got none. What should I do? I feel maybe ...
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Bounties awarded by a deleted user

As far I know, if a user is deleted, then all changes made by the user's up/down votes in everyone's reputation are reverted. What happens with reputation due to answers accepted by the deleted user,...
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Can we have bounty filters for the featured questions?

Can we have filters for the featured questions according to their bounty? The list became a little crowded recently... EDIT I meant filters for +50, +100,... for tags it's fine!
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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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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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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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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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'question eligible for bounty since 1 hour ago' but I don't see the 'start a bounty' button.

[Edit: It is my mistake, see the answer] I posted this question Polarization formula. a bit more then 48hours ago. I reached the cap of the 75 points to give bounty. I want to start a bounty on this ...
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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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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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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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How can I add bounty to my question?

There isn't add bounty button "below the comment area of the question" as the FAQ suggested. My reputation is only 59, and I am using Chrome/ff - neither work. Thank you!
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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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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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Adding a “Bounty Hunter” badge?

I apologize in advance if this question seems frivolous. Is adding badges up for discussion? If so, would the community be receptive to a "Bounty Hunter" badge? For example, it could be a gold ...
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An open bounty and crossposting

I posted a question in MSE and offered a bounty on it. A few days have passed and I didn't get constructive answers. I know that it is not such a long period, but I also believe this question might ...
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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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Capricious bounty criteria should not be announced [closed]

Saying it on meta instead of in comments... Awarding a bounty by criteria such as vote counts, random selection, or alphabetic ordering of answerers' user names, is better done silently without ...
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I issued a bounty on a duplicated question: what should I do?

I recently added a bounty to one of my old questions hoping to get a more complete solution, but it turns out that Micah asked an isomorphic question half a year before me with a good answer. How ...
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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 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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Can you award a bounty without accepting the answer

What happens if there are partial answers to a bounty question. Can you award a bounty without accepting the answer?