Not clear how to add bounties for questions such as these. On my view of this question there's no start a bounty button. Any help appreciated.

  • Bounties are personal. You can basically do whatever you wish.
    – percusse
    Commented Aug 23, 2015 at 21:51
  • @percusse Thanks. My problem is that I cannot figure out how to award a bounty. As far as I recall, there used to be an award a bounty option. I can't find the word bounty on the page at all.
    – user10274
    Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 3:16
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    There might be a time limit 2 days or something like that to make the link appear. I'm guessing wildly here though.
    – percusse
    Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 11:23

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From https://stackoverflow.com/help/bounty:

A bounty can be started on a question two days after the question was asked.

The question you want to award a bounty for was posted on 2015-08-22 at 20:45:40Z, now it's 2015-08-24 at 13:41Z. You'll be able to start a bounty in 7 hours.

There is no requirement for the question to be unanswered (one bounty reason is "to reward an existing answer").

  • Thanks @Jake. That must have been the reason. In a way I'm glad the system didn't let me award the bounty because now I could rephrase the problem in my document layout styles question.
    – user10274
    Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 15:31

According to FAQ about bounty:

If you’ve asked a good question, edited it with status and progress updates, and still are not receiving answers, you can draw attention to your question by placing a bounty on it.

The question linked have already received an accepted answer. So you shouldn't be enable to give one.

  • Thanks. I know that. As far as I know it also used to be possible to start a bounty for somebody else's question. Am I wrong?
    – user10274
    Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 6:43
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    @MarcvanDongen : altruist bages: > First bounty you manually award on another person's question . So I'll say yes but the question should have not received accepted answer as if you put the bounty on your own question ;-) Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 6:48
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    Thanks. It looks like this is the reason.
    – user10274
    Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 7:17
  • Having an accepted answer is not the reason why you can't start a bounty. For example, look at the question How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX?: it has an accepted answer, but you can still start a bounty.
    – Jake
    Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 13:54
  • @Jake yes, your right ;-) Commented Aug 24, 2015 at 15:56

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