Questions tagged [bounty]

For questions about the bounty system, which allows users to spend some of their reputation in order to draw more attention to a question.

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Bounty not awarded?

For reference, this is the question, in well, question. The originally poster of the question created the bounty about a week ago. I quickly saw it and put some effort into the answer since a.) I ...
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Can't give bounty for a question when having enough rep points and after deleting my own answer

I can't give bounty for this question when having enough rep points and after deleting my own answer to it... I tried to fully refresh the browser after deleting the answer (CTRL+F5), after much time ...
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Bounty expiration lacks a functionality

This question was set on bounty, but never replied to. In my inbox I received this message now that the bounty is expiring "...you must award it to an answer within 24 hours." This message doesn't ...
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Is it acceptable to create a bounty and award it straight away?

If I decide that an answer received on a question I ask is particularly useful, is it acceptable to start a bounty and award it straight away?
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Stack Exchange Bug Bounty Program

What do you guys think about a Bug Bounty Program for the Stack Exchange sites? Instead of cash, rewards could be reputation points, and we could have a ranking and a hall of fame too. This would ...
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Is it OK to choose an accepted answer but grant the bounty to an other

An example for that is what I have done today Is a biometric eye scan more secure than a multi-factor authentication I have started the bounty as the question didn't get enough attention, I genuinely ...
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Should we update Twitter feed when a bounty is started

Bounties are started when a question has not received enough attention. Then why not updating the Twitter feed when a question is offered a bounty ? It could contain a #bounty hashtag to draw more ...
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Loss of privileges with bounty?

I was wondering. I've received the privilege to set bounties. But since I'm still very low on reputation. If someone puts an answer that receives the bounty, will I also go back to that status ...
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