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Questions tagged [bounty]

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Bounty progression bug

In the past I have offered a bounty for my question about Talmudic maps. I started with 500. Recently I offered another bounty [i think it was 50 or 100]. I’d like to offer another bounty, but I am ...
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Giving out a bounty reward late

I missed the deadline to award the bounty on my qusetion about tzfardeah. Is there still a way for me to award the points, or to directly give out another bounty to the answers I liked/appreciate ...
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Feature request - Bounty sharing

Sometimes, I see a question that is worthy of a bounty. However, someone has already placed a bounty on it, so I have to wait about a week until it expires. So, I'd like to request "bounty sharing" ...
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How can I locate stats on my bounty questions?

Is there a feature (or a database query) that would help me locate all questions that I have placed on bounty for both my own questions as well as other people's questions? I'd also like to get to get ...
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How is bounty awarded when a question already has an accepted answer?

I'm a bit unclear regarding the bounty policy. I gather that a bounty is automatically awarded to the accepted answer (if the "bounty"er didn't manually award the bounty.) Does the system distinguish ...
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Why can't I place a bounty on a question?

Why can't I place a bounty on this question? Is there a rule stating that a question cannot have a negative vote count to place a bounty on it?
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Is it better to ask a new question or place a bounty on an old one?

Let’s say that Reuven posts a question, and Shimon posts an answer to that question. I don’t like Shimon’s answer for reason XYZ. Is it better for me to post a bounty on Reuven’s question, asking for ...
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When should I place a bounty on my question?

Just wondering if anyone has looked at the data for this site to get an Idea of when would be the best time to bounty a question. Relevance is for the goal of maximising the number of views on the ...
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Bounties haven't yielded answers, what next?

I have asked some questions over my tenure here that I have tried to promote with bounties. After limited success, I have started to offer smaller bounties, but still received no answers. Is there a ...
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Q regarding PTJ and bounties

Your Purim Torah policy states that Purim Torah questions may be posted or answered until 2 days after the end of Purim. Usually bounties last about a week. If I put a bounty on my or someone else's ...
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Can I retroactovely award a bounty?

I see that this meta question states that I cannot award any points from a bounty after the bounty period expired. I had a question that was on bounty for a while and nobody answered. I assume, ...
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2 questions on unanswered bounties

I currently have an unanswered question for which the bounty just expired. I got an inbox message stating that the bounty will be "auto awarded". If no one answered, who is it awarded to? If it's no ...
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Is there a suggested waiting period prior to answering my own question?

I noticed in the M.Y. rules that it is fine for someone to answer his / her own question. On a few occasions, I have posted a question that I already have an answer for. I usually don't like to be a "...
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Are there any suggestions on how frequently and how many times one should offer a bounty on a question?

I have a few questions for which I have offered a bounty; sometimes several times. In most cases, I have done this a few times because the questions have received no answers - sometimes, no comments ...
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Possible reputation bug from bounty award

I was awarded a 100 point bounty for this answer. The user who offered/awarded the bounty got 100 reputation points deducted. While the answer has a +100 indicator next to it, I received 200 points ...
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Why wasn't this bounty auto-awarded?

The bounty documentation includes the following explanation about auto-awards: If the bounty was started by the question owner, and the question owner accepts an answer during the bounty period, ...
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I started a bounty, but I don't like the answers!

If I am unsatisfied by the answers on a question with a bounty that is set to expire soon, can I cancel the bounty? What am I supposed to do to get better answers??
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Low-rep bounty-setters should be able to comment on answers

Someone with insufficient reputation to comment should nonetheless be able to comment on answers to a (not closed) question he set a bounty on. This would allow him to seek clarification of answers.
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Bounties on Meta?

Since we are always trying to improve our site, why don't we give people an incentive similar to the bounty system on the main site in order in order to give people the opportunity to work harder to ...
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Making bounties more useful

I don't find bounties to be very useful on this site. There tends to be two kinds of users, those with thousands of reputation points and those with a few hundred or less. We'll call them the 'haves' ...
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Awarding bounties late

If a bounty expires but the "best" answer hasn't been chosen, I know that half of the bounty is automatically awarded. Is it possible to then select one of the answers and award the other half? If ...
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Round wait time (to be allowed to award a bounty) up

I tried awarding a bounty within twenty-four hours after offering it, and was told "You may award your bounty in 2 hours.". In fact, though, more than 2 but less than 3 hours remained until I would be ...
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Adding to a bounty

Suppose someone offers a bounty and i want to increase that bounty - is there a way to do that? If not is it possible to set it up that others can increase a bounty.
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Need you have reputation to offer a bounty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: limit bounty range I saw the following text after a question, "This question has an open bounty worth +300 reputation from l ' ending in 3 days." I checked the identity of l '....
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limit bounty range

How could it be that a user with reputation of 100 started 3 bounties 500 points each. Shouldn't the system check users reputation and bound his bounty range respectively?