Is it possible to extend the period of the bounty? If so, how can I do it?

Maybe I can extend the bounty period if I add more of the bounty?

I have set bounty on the question

How do I restore a Virtualbox VM from backup? (qcow)

and I hardly see any attention to it, still. I'm afraid the bounty will just expire and my hard-earned reputation that I set as a bounty will be wasted.

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You cannot extend the bounty period. Once the bounty expires you can re-bounty it with [bounty-amount]+50.

  • Does it mean that I'll be spending 50+100+... (another 100 on top of the first 50)? Commented Apr 28, 2016 at 20:53
  • no, it increments in amounts of 50. So 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, etc. It's been a while since I last set a bounty and I don't usually end up incrementing them, but this is how it works as far as I remember. You're always allowed to set more, just not <= the last bounty amount. So, if you count the previous bounty, two costs 150 (if that's what you meant).
    – Seth
    Commented Apr 28, 2016 at 20:55

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