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I recently asked about a specific feature for tabular/array environments with the expectation that a package would need to be written to achieve it.

I'd like to offer a bounty as an extra incentive, but I don't want to restrict potential package writers to the one week time-limit. What would be an acceptable solution?

Can I just 'informally' promise to award a bounty in the question?

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    Somewhat related, I suppose: Bounty as 'thank you'? – Count Zero Jun 13 '13 at 14:05
  • I suppose that is a partial answer. But more importantly, how do the moderators look upon the promise of a bounty that cannot be enforced by the system? Something like that could potentially be abused. --- Though I'm banking on their faith in this community. I guess I'm just waiting for the official go-ahead. – mhelvens Jun 13 '13 at 15:43
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    @mhelvens: Well, users which like to code a solution can inform you once they are finished with their solution and only post it once you placed the bounty. – Martin Scharrer Jun 13 '13 at 16:13
  • So... no faith then. ;-) Just kidding. That seems sensible. – mhelvens Jun 13 '13 at 17:23
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    A similar incentive was offered before: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/3602/… – Charles Stewart Jun 13 '13 at 17:55
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    Another one: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/89649/… – percusse Jun 13 '13 at 20:26
  • Ooh... I remember that one. I think I got the idea from you, in fact. I knew I'd seen it somewhere before. I'll change mine to 300-500 points too, depending on quality. That was a good idea. – mhelvens Jun 13 '13 at 20:37

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