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In terms of reputation, one way to minimise the difference between the two answers is to upvote and accept the answer (by ticking it) you think is the most clear and of higher quality. This would gain them +25 rep. For the other answer, you can upvote too and provide the bounty of +50. This would gain them +60 rep; the difference is only 35 rep. As @Mars ...


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This is an unusual situation. The main problem is the repost of the question by the asker. This is not admissible. Somehow this went unnoticed. That they then got both bounties is an astonishing twist. Generally it is inappropriate to answer the exact same question twice rather than to mark it as a duplicate. That said, in this unusual case from the ...


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You already have three currently running bounties. Three is the maximum number. Once one of those bounties is awarded, you can place another one. For reference see the final point in this standard reference: How does the bounty system work?


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Yes. For example, you might think that the existing answers, whether one has been accepted or not, don't fully address the question (sometimes a reader has a different opinion about what constitutes a "fully satisfying answer" than the original poster of the question). Another thing you can do is use a bounty to award an existing answer you think is really ...


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Copying my answer from MSE: Thanks for reporting this. It has been fixed across the network now and you should be able to add bounties until your heart is content. Thanks to balpha who smashed the bug very quickly.


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Yes, of course. But you need to have 75 points of reputation in order to set up a bounty. So you're one vote away from that goal.


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Questions with a bounty cannot be put on hold. However, moderators can cancel a bounty. (Then, it can be put on hold.) Yet, usually, we don't cancel bounties. This means, that trying to put on hold a question with a bounty should be reserved for exceptional cases. If there is some actual problem, don't hesitate to bring it up; what I want to discourage ...


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I agree! And would like help editing my bounty text from this post. I typed $\pi/4$ but I obviously meant $\pi^4$. I am not sure why I need to bother a mod with this. I can see the other side of the issue: We don't want bounty hunters to have to deal with moving targets where the OP changes the objectives but it could be something like: OP can make changes ...


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