It says in the FAQ that I can

Slice off anywhere from +50 to +500 of [my] own hard-earned reputation and attach it to any question as a bounty.

However, when I made my first bounty a few days ago, the minimum bounty I could slice off was 100, not 50. Why's that?

1 Answer 1


If you have already given an answer of your own to a question, the minimum bounty is 100. See:

How does the bounty system work?

for a full discussion.

  • Thanks Alan. I must have missed that part of the manual! Commented May 16, 2013 at 19:33
  • See also here for the reasoning behind this. Commented May 17, 2013 at 6:36

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