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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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 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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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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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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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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Bounty by Community?

A bounty by community? How does this work? Was the user deleted while the bounty was active?
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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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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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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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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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previous featured questions

Short question: Is there a way to check all the previous featured (on bounty) questions? The reason I ask is that I always liked the featured quesitons and find it hard to search for past ones. The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
George Krasilnikov's user avatar
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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?
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re-bounty option for bounties with no answers

I recently placed a 50-rep bounty on a question, which received no additional input. Is there anyway to reapply the bounty or do the rep points evaporate?
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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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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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Bounty Expired on a Question Without Answer and Points were not Reclaimed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happens if my bounty time expires? I posted a 100 point bounty for this question but the bounty expired while the question remained unanswered. The 100 points however ...
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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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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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What should I do if I don't get a sufficient answer?

I have a small problem, recently I have asked a question about Cassel's statement and after waiting for many days, I have decided to keep a bounty. And atlast one day I have received a considerably ...
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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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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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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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Question about Bounties and editing your question.

Is it possible to have multiple active bounites? I either can't seem to remember how to offer a bounty (although I just did a few days ago), or the site won't allow me to have multiple active bounties....
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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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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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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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