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Questions tagged [bounty]

A bounty is a way to get additional attention for a question by offering some of your own reputation for great answers.

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Bounty for bad answer

Dear users I have recently offered a new bounty. If the answer is modest or inconsistent or insufficient what are the actions I should take?
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How to select the correct answer and award the bounty

I have asked a question and opened a bounty to get some attention. Fortunately, I received two good but wildly different answers. The differences as I see them are: Answer 1 Seems like a more ...
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How to reject a bounty?

Is it possible for a bounty-awardée to reject a bounty in order to prevent the decrease of the bounty-starter's "reputation"?
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Why are the bounties irreversibly spent?

I always wonder why bounties are irreversibly spent and can't be claimed back in the following cases: the awarded question is appreciated by many upvoted (suggestion for full claim) the question is ...
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Is it possible/advisable to request someone to place a bounty on my question?

I have posted a question for which I am very desperate to get an answer. For some reasons I do not understand, the question did not get enough attention. I'd happily place a bounty on that question to ...
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Why can't I start a bounty?

I would like to start a bounty for this question. Am I missing the obvious? Why can't I start a bounty? Screens See by yourself: as opposed to What happen if I click on "bounty is available"
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How to ping a bounty poster

Here I mean by Investor a person who starts a bounty for somebody else's question. How can I discuss with an investor? does he receive comments?
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Adding Bounties

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.
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How can we (and should we) help new users on pushing unanswered posts?

I just noticed that it can be hard for new users on our site to push some existing but not answered question. If a new user finds such a post (maybe the first visit on our site), he will have only two ...
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Is it possible to split bounties?

I'm about to award a bounty on a question. If it is possible I would like to split the bounty between two of the answers (one for elegance, one for effort). Is this possible?
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Where's the _Start a Bounty_ Link

When I looked a few seconds ago, I couldn't find a start a bounty link for this question. Is there a reason for this?
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Etiquette for adding answer that does not merit existing bounty

On more than one occasion, I have had my attention drawn to a question because of an existing bounty and decided to add an answer, even though I know my answer should not be awarded a bounty. Do I ...
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Undoing a bounty?

On this question about creating complicated tables, I wanted to award a +100 bounty on this answer by user47919 involving the tap package. In my haste, I accidentally awarded it to David Carlisle's ...
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How can i show gratitude for exceptional help? [duplicate]

Yes, I read this: https://tex.stackexchange.com/help/someone-answers The thing is, I asked a question, to show me directions how to approach a problem Io find difficult, and to help me judge whether ...
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What will happen if a serial-upvote reputation is lately reversed for this scenario?

Let's assume at the beginning I have 1 reputation. Another user serially votes my posts up until I get, for example, serial-upvote reputation of 150. Thus my rep becomes 151 in total now. If I spend ...
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How do I Start Multiple Bounties for one single question

How do I start multiple bounties? I just started one and there's no obvious way to start another one.
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Why are possible bounties only multiples of 50?

In this community there are also more convenient values: 64, 256, 1024 or even 1729. So what is the reason of providing bounties being only steps of 50? Edit From the comments I understand, that my ...
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Bounty reason: I just need an answer!

So I just added a bounty to my own question because I need an answer pretty soon if it's going to be useful to me. Not the most altruistic use of the bounty system, but I figure it's my rep, I can be ...
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Is there a way to edit a bounty description? Should there be?

I just placed a bounty on an old question of mine. Silly me, I used backticks in a LaTeX way rather than a StackExchange way, so the formatting of the bounty description is messed up. I don't believe ...
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Bounty without one week limit, or 'informal' bounty promise?

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, ...
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Minimum bounty is 50 or 100?

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, ...
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How come we can't put a bounty in meta?

I was wondering why someone could not put a bounty on their question here on meta. Is this by design or has the community decided that it is a bad idea? Because, at SO you can put a bounty on a meta ...
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Proxy bounties and their philosophical implications in today's modern society

There are some questions like this one: How to find out where a macro is defined? where a bounty is offered to an answer that is not upvoted a lot and not the accepted answer. The bounty is offered ...
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Why can't we change the bounty amount while the bounty is in progress?

I was just wondering why we couldn't update our bounty to a higher amount while the bounty was in progress. I can understand why we can't decrease it to a lower amount but why not to a higher amount?
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Why is a bounty without answers not refunded to the bounty starter?

What is the reason to lose the reputation of a bounty when there are no eligible answers? Sounds as if it is lost for nothing. Maybe there is some logic in punishing those encouraging good answers of ...
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Bounty as 'thank you'?

Is it appropriate to use a bounty to say 'thank you' for an already-supplied answer? Will the site let you assign a bounty to an answer that exists at the time you read the question?
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Should I bounty an unfinished answer?

Should I bounty an unfinished answer when the bounty is nearly expiring and the author seems to be striving to finish it?
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What is the most polite way to ask for more help on a basic or too localized question?

On the main TeX.SX site, I asked a question about a missing \endgroup error for a Beamer standalone frame using Martin Scharrer's standalone package with the subpreambles=true option. The question ...
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Community User offers Bounty?

I saw recently a question where the user Community has offered bounty to an answer. If Community is not a Human user, who decides the answers that will receive bounty from this user? Also, it is ...
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What happened to the bounty?

The question Include a line break in algorithmic while maintaining indentation was offered a bounty by @BorisBukh after not receiving enough attention: The drop in reputation on @BorisBukh's account ...
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How to award a second bounty on an existing answer?

I want to place a bounty of 200 on an existing answer to thank someone for helping answer my question, but when I click "Add bounty", my only option is "500". That is too much. A previous bounty went ...
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Afraid to risk 11% of my reputation for a bounty

I'm thinking of a assigning a bounty to some question (not the one I recently wrote about here on meta). It hasn't been answered for a month. But - I'm afraid to do it. I don't want to risk so much of ...
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Bug with assigning of bounty?

This might be my mistake but on the only bounty I offered and gave the bounty went to the wrong answer. That is, I am pretty sure that I intended to give it to one answer, but then I got a comment ...
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Splitting bounty? Or how to handle answers building on eachother?

So, I issued a bounty on a question. One answer presents all the building pieces needed to solve the problem but doesn't really actually solve it and another answer puts all those pieces together and ...
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How to increase the bounty being offered?

Even though it is not 100% true, I believe that increasing the bounty can stimulate others to help. :-) Is it possible to increase the bounty being offered?
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Can I set bounty on a question? How?

I'm new to stackoverflow. Do I have enough karma to offer bounty on a question? How do I do this?