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One possible next step is to get out there and do some research and recruitment. Find relevant real-world experts and ask them to either answer here or give you pointers. Hit the library and look up as many relevant sources as you can, and follow up on their citations. Put the results of your work into an answer, even if it's partial, or into the question ...


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A prior step: What should I do if no one answers my question? First, make sure you’ve asked a good question. To get better answers, you may need to put additional effort into your question. Edit your question to provide status and progress updates. Document your own continued efforts to answer your question. This will naturally bump your question to the ...


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If a question received no new answers during the bounty period, then no bounty points were auto-awarded. The bounty simply ends forever. There's no way to "restore" an old bounty. Once the period is up, it's done. You can add a new bounty to the question. The answerer does not need to repost his or her answer. You can award the bounty to the already ...


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(detailed info on how bounties work, can be found here) Is there still a way for me to award the points No, if you didn't choose someone to give it to, and it wasn't rewarded to anyone, it's too late for that. From meta FAQ: If no answer meets any of the above two criteria, the bounty is not awarded to any answer, and is not refunded to the bounty ...


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If what you really want is that same question answered, but not with that answer, then yes, a new question post would likely be a duplicate of the first one Here are some things you can do to try to get more, better answers. Only the first three have any reputation-score restriction associated with them. Add a bounty. Comment on the answer you don't like, ...


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Not only is it ok to answer your own question, but there's no need to wait at all. In fact, the interface even suggests answering immediately: If you have an answer, please share it. If you would like additional answers, feel free to say (in a comment or in your answer) that you're looking for improvements. Even if you don't say something like that, it's ...


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If you're not sure of the reason that a question is not getting answers, I'd recommend asking, either as a comment on the question (if it's fresh or active enough to be getting current views), in our chat room, or as a specific-question post here on Meta, for advice. You may thus elicit constructive criticism that could help you edit the question to attract ...


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Child-metas (that is, meta sites like this one) are free of reputation gains. That's why, if you were to check out the "leaderboard" of this meta, the users are sorted by activity and not merely reputation. Sure, there's usually a pretty solid correlation between those two things, but not always. Anyway, because metas are inherently rep-free, using bounties ...


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That's an interesting corner case. Questions with bounties can't be closed and a bounty must run for at least 24 hours before being awarded. For this year I propose: still-active bounties must be awarded as soon after the end of PTIJ season as the interface allows (you won't get your full week), and if that means moderators have to delay closing that ...


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The question is eligible, but you are not (currently). There is a maximum of three active bounties per user. After you award one of your other bounties, you'll be able to post one on this question.


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I've had this problem with a few questions. I surmise that in my case, it may be one of two primary reasons: 1) The question is not interesting. I have to admit, that a good part of my own ego goes into the question. I think it's interesting, and I assume that readers will think it's interesting, as well. Most of the time, it is that way. But, despite that, ...


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Each time you put a bounty on a same question, the amount has to be at least twice than your previous bounty, until it reaches the maximum amount of 500. Example progression: 50 - 100 - 200 - 400 - 500 - 500 - ... From the FAQ: Can I offer a second bounty after the first one has expired? / Can I raise my bounty? [...] [...] If you've already offered a ...


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From the help page about bounties: If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with a minimum score of 2 will be awarded half the bounty amount (or the full amount, if the answer is also accepted). If two or more eligible answers have the same score (their scores are tied), ...


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Users with 25k rep have access to site analytics. Here is a graph from there of site traffic over the last year: Those deep dips are Saturdays, as you would expect. Throughout the rest of the week, there doesn't seem to be a lot of variation. Besides, bounties run for a week, so even if you post one on Friday afternoon (arguably the worst time in the ...


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As explained here: What is automatic awarding? Approximately 24 hours after the end of the bounty period, if the bounty starter has not manually awarded the bounty, the bounty may be awarded automatically. If the bounty starter accepted an answer during the bounty period, that answer is awarded the bounty (provided that the answer was posted during the ...


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In order for the auto award, the accepted answer has to be posted during the bounty period, otherwise the bounty has to be manually awarded (e.g. to reward an existing answer). That's why you didn't automatically get it. The documentation is ambiguous when it comes to this, which we're fixing - sorry about that!


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible