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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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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 ...
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Arbitrary bounty values

I think it would be fun and interesting if bounty values could be set to any integer value and everyone had to strategize about setting theirs. If I could right now set a bounty of 251, that would be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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A question of Double Bounty standards

If a question is of such high standards, and a bounty has already been offered and claimed, can I 're-bountify' (my word!) it?
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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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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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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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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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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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Users without enough reputation offering bounties

When you offer a bounty of, say, $50$ on some question to get it more focused, that many reputations get deducted from your acquired reputation. $50$ being the minimum reputation for offering bounty, ...
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Does giving a bounty make a significant change?

I'm a new user on MSE, and there's a question which had been asked about a week ago. It got 4 up-votes and (till now) has no answers, and not even a useful discussion or something. The question is ...
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Bounty on a “Community wiki” question - what will happen?

I set a bounty for this question. However, the question and all answers are marked as "community wiki". (I suppose this marking happened in an automatic way, once the number of answers reached 30) ...
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Bounty expiring without result [duplicate]

I offered my first bounty worth 50 reputation.I have 2 hours to award the bounty including grace period, no previous experience with it. But there are no answers. It was earlier put on hold and it was ...
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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 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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How can I add bounties?

How do I add a bounty? I don't see an "Add a bounty" button under the question's comment section. I have 87 reputation. For example, I would like to add a bounty to this: Miklos Schweitzer 2014 ...
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Is it possible to award a bounty on an answer which was given before the bounty was placed?

Let's say I posted a question to which I received a good answer, and I accepted that answer. Now, I wish to add something more to the question, and add a bounty to the question. Is this answer ...
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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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Should there be a limit on the number of bounties active?

Recently I've noticed an increase of bounty questions towards 70 or 80 in the past few days, which got me wondering whether there should be a limit on the number of bounty questions active at any time....
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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's going on with the not awarded bounty points? [duplicate]

What's going on with the not awarded bounty points? Are they lost for good?
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Superbounty feature (edited) [closed]

I would like add more bounty to this question to have it more likely answered and signal my additional interest, so to say Superbounty / Multibounty. But someone else set a bounty, which puts a ...
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Who gives the bounty?

This might be an easy question but I simply dont know the answer. The bounty is described in this link: https://math.stackexchange.com/help/bounty Probably to many not surprisingly, it says "You do ...