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Bounties are a great way of bringing forward a question.

But when one does not have huge reputation that can be tricky ...

Can I ask people with big reputation points for bounties to be put on a certain question, or is that frowned upon - and I should confine to my own means?

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    You have ~5000 rep, surely you can spare a measly 1% of it!
    – terdon
    Nov 19 '14 at 14:03
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    @terdon - I once got a 500 bounty on one of my questions and still the answer was not a happy answer. If I did that myself ten times i'd be broke... :) ... Now on the question: yes or no? i dont mind 'no', just need to know!
    – user47206
    Nov 19 '14 at 14:12
  • I think "Yes". A good person like Mr.@JorgeCastro may help you. but What question need to open a bounty? Nov 19 '14 at 14:38
  • @KasiyA - maybe this when the time comes. But as I very much agree with the answer below, I will pay for it myself, and use other people's points after I have wasted mine. - This already has 2 bounties but the answer is negative...
    – user47206
    Nov 19 '14 at 14:55
  • uh You are not alone Nov 19 '14 at 14:59
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    I don't mind putting bounties on things if the question has been reviewed and is good, just PM me on chat or whatever. Nov 19 '14 at 18:23
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You can offer bounties of 50,100,150,200,250,300,350,400,450 or 500 reputation. A user with 5k rep who is unwilling to spare even 1% of their reputation to get their own answer noticed is unlikely to engender much sympathy. How would you ask for this? By leaving a comment along the lines of this?

I really need an answer but I'm not willing to part with any of my thousands of Useless Internet Points®, can someone else please offer a bounty for me?

I might understand this from someone who has very little rep but from a >5k user!? That said, you can always ask someone you know in chat but I doubt that a user of your reputation begging for one will be well received by strangers. There is no explicit rule against it that I am aware of, I just think it is much likelier to backfire than to work.

Imagine someone begging for coins while playing with their 500$ smartphone. Would you consider giving them money?

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  • You convinced me :) but then it was not as much my greed talking as my curiosity. Most of my questions are also based on curiosity more than on real need. - I realize I have a lot of points in fact and nothing much to do with, so I'll pay for knowledge ;)
    – user47206
    Nov 19 '14 at 14:48
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    @cipricus having said this, I'd be happy to help you put on sites where you have less reputation and I have enough to spare. On Unix & Linux, Super User or English Language & Usage for example. But just ask me in chat or something, don't leave a message to the world.
    – terdon
    Nov 19 '14 at 15:00
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    I will keep that in mind (if the need may be). The humorous part is the more I ask questions (and need answers) the more points I get. I got more points from asking than from answering.
    – user47206
    Nov 19 '14 at 15:05

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