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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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Who to award the bounty to?

This question, WinEunuuchs2Unix has written the best answers and put the most effort, but nothing seems to work Bernard Wei, a very smart answer, I really wished it would work, I thought it would ...
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raised flag - cooled off - now want to temper it / edit it — what can I do?

I raised a flag. I asked for a post to be deleted. After a cooling off period, I reasoned that the poster had clearly dedicated a lot of time to answering their question, in a great attempt to be ...
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Can a bounty be redacted?

I could swear there was a 500 point bounty on this question: How to fix Bang and Olufsen Audio for HP laptops? ...and I could swear I saw it go into a 9 hour grace period last night. But upon looking ...
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Can I award a bounty to an answer that I like?

Let's say I asked an interesting question which got a lot of attention and some really good answers. My problem was solved because of those answers and I've accepted one of them. But I want to also ...
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What if the bounty was started by the question owner and did not accept any answer?

Following text within quotes was copied from this page "If the bounty was started by the question owner, and the question owner accepts an answer posted during the bounty period, and the bounty ...
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Who gets reputation at the end of a bounty?

I can not find a clear answer to this anywhere. I have a question with a bounty. At the end of the 7-day period I set for the bounty, if there's no answers I've accepted and no answers have 2 or ...
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Suggestions for questions that need a bounty

When I started here, I would have never believed I could reach 10k but I did and am more than happy with that level of reputation. So, I decided I would offer any excess rep I made, as a bounty on ...
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Feature Request: Allow commenting on awarded bounties

The sacrifice of privileges in exchange for setting bounties has been covered in a few other questions (1, 2, etc.). While I disagree with the reasoning (my thinking is in line with that of ...
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Transfer control over open bounty to other user (or moderator) because I can't award it

I have two open bounties (question 1 and question 2) of 50 points for each, which both end in 3 days. However, I can't come online within the next week and none of them has an acceptable answer yet. ...
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If I offer a bounty on someone else's question, can I still choose who gets the bounty?

I want to offer a bounty on a question by someone else, I would really like the issue fixed too and don't want to open a duplicate question. If I offer the bounty, do I get to choose the recipient of ...
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This is Jorge, Be like Jorge

This is Jorge, Jorge offers bounties on other people's questions, Jorge doesn't worry too much about reputation, Jorge is smart, Be like Jorge. Anyway, the thing is, let's learn to offer bounties for ...
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How to increase the bounty amount?

I asked a question and set the bounty to 50. Its still not receiving enough attention. So I want to increase the bounty amount. Is there any way I can increase the bounty amount??
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Low quality answer getting upvotes and bonus?

I have a moral problem with the votes and bounty reward on the following question: One single cron job not running in which user Елин Й.has posted an answer that in my believe is: unhelpful (because ...
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Can I spontaneously give a bounty?

I am getting first-rate help on something that bugs me but was not originally staked in my question for a bounty. How can I give a bounty spontaneously to a contributor for his/her answer (after the ...
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Can I award myself a bounty? [duplicate]

I was just curious, let's say that I posted a question, then put a bounty on it, and then found the answer myself, could I then award that bounty back to myself?
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Bounty on a low-quality answer when there is an own high-quality answer

I asked a question for a problem which was (and is) very important for me. After 6 days of the 7 days period, I found a first solution and posted a very big and detailed answer for my own question. At ...
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On my question (with bounty) mine is the only answer. Should I just accept my own answer or let the bounty continue to expire?

I asked a question. After further searching and no answers I set a bounty. Only after that did I happen upon information I needed by a total fluke. As a result I have posted an answer that addresses ...
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Is it ok to advertise an otherwise wasted bounty?

I asked a question a few days back. No one answered, so I put up a 50-point bounty. A day or two after that, I found an answer and answered my own question. No one else has answered. I do not expect ...
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can I revert awarding a bounty?

On this question I had a bounty going for a few more days but was so excited that I had got an answer that appeared to work, I assigned it. However, later I noticed it wasn't working right and ...
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Award bounty button not working

I'm trying to award a bounty to an answer I received, but nothing happens when I click the button. I'm not sure if either of these factors might be responsible: I'm currently in the 24 hour grace ...
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Do answers, given during grace period, count for a bounty?

Just curious.. A while ago, I commented on this question, to see if I could find information to give an answer. Just after the bounty period, but within the grace period, the poster commented that ...
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Can we change the bounty rep requirement?

Currently, you need 75 reputation to start a bounty. However, some migrating users (meaning users that have an account with 100+ rep on another site) use this privilege a bit much. They will ...
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Starting bounty on others question

I am facing some problem with my Ubuntu and solving those problem is very much important for me. After searching on Ask Ubuntu, I found some similar questions here and here with little response. ...
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I didn't receive an email telling me that my bounty is about to expire

This question, I did not receive an email telling that my bounty is about to expire in 24h, I use gmail, nothing in spam. I have CS finals at university so I don't have time to keep checking this ...
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How to take back my bounty? [duplicate]

In the case you set a bounty for your question and gave it to someone but after trying the accepted answer it did not work: how could you take back the bounty and let the question open again for a ...
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Bounty and Reputations Relationship

I know that bounty can be started up by offering Reputation. How much reputation changes to whom bounty awarded? Is reputation transfers by bounty from who start bounty and to whom bounty awarded? ...
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Should one give a bounty to anyone to prevent it from expiring?

This bounty will expire in 24h. The answers do not solve the issue. Should I pick any answer or the answer of the user who put more effort or not? I was thinking to award it to terdon because he ...
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How can I award a bounty to another user's question?

I read about Altruist Badge, but I can't see how could it be applied. What are the requirements for this badge to happen? Do I have access to another person's question?
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How to add bounty for a question?

I want to add bounty to this Q but I don't find an option for the same in the Q. How to do that please? I also checked "https://askubuntu.com/help/bounty" but couldn't get a reason (Have I overlooked ...
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Bounty on adobe AIR Ubuntu 10.10 question

I see that there is a bounty on a question about installing adobe AIR on Ubuntu 10.10 The description reads: "The current answer(s) are out-of-date and require revision given recent changes." I don'...
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Adding comments to a bounty

I offered a bounty for my question. During starting the bounty, it asks me to add some extra comments that what you are looking for. I just select the below option and started the bounty. This ...
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For the help centers bounty page what happens if

What happens if I figured out a solution for my bounty by my own and write a good answer. Do My reputation points belong to me again in this case?
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Where is the number of questions which have an open bounty?

I used to see a number of questions which have an open bounty in FEATURED tab. Now it has disappeared. Why? Again I have to do a patchwork to this site?
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Why is there no refund on bounty, when the question is not answered at all?

I know that the bounty is there to make your question more relevant or popular, yes. And this is ALWAYS given, even if the question is not answered, i know. BUT if the question is not off topic and ...
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Is this a wrong way of doing things? answering questions just for bounty?

So I am in need of more rep as you can clearly see. But I do not want to answer questions just because there is a bounty on them because of the times my questions (bounty less) have been answered well....
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Does this answer deserve bounty?

This question was asked How to make keyboard backlight Fn buttons work in Samsung Series 9? for which users having trouble getting samsung-laptop module loaded in order for F* hotkeys to work as ...
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What is the fastest way to earn the bounty privilege?

I have numerous questions I need answered, and it doesn't look like they will be unless I unlock the ability to have bounties. On the particular stack exchange site, I'm not very knowledgeable about ...
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Can the bounty rules be changed so that users can offer bounties lower than fifty points?

Can the bounty rules be changed so that users can offer bounties lower than fifty points? I think that Ask Ubuntu would benefit from allowing users to offer five-point, ten-point, and fifteen-point ...
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Are there other ways to increase the chances of getting questions answered besides bounties?

Are there other ways to increase the chances of getting questions answered besides bounties? For example, I would love to see an answer for this question --What are the steps to modify a filesystem (...
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Why did this answer get bounty from Community?

This answer recieved a bounty of 50 from Community. Why? What's the algorithm/reasoning behind this?
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“start a bounty” missing

I have a question for which I want to start a bounty. The "start a bounty" is missing. I checked this before asking here and I learnt that, per user account only one active bounty is allowed. Is only ...
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Where to put bounty information?

Sparked by a chat discussion about this question, I think we should think of a way to put some order to bounty information. What information is interesting? Sometimes, one would like to include ...
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Can I add more bounty to a question which already have bounty offered by another user?

I want to offer bounty to a question and the question already have a bounty. Can I add additional bounty for the question? Also the question is not asked by myself.
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Who gets the bounty?

I have answered this featured question which has a bounty of +50. I had first answered it through a comment. My comment helped in solving the question. I was asked to re write it as an answer so that ...
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Can I give a bounty to a commenter?

I asked this question a few days ago. I got a couple of answers but nothing that worked so I added a bounty to try and get some more attention. After placing the bounty, a user commented on one of ...
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Is it alright to not award a bounty?

Background: I was asking a question about Wireless LTSP, and while I received two answers that seem like they might work, I have no way of testing them right now (but I should a little bit later). I ...
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Featured Questions should display the higher bounties first

I think that it is more motivating for somebody to give a higher bounty, knowing that it will be closer to the top on the featured questions section. Then, questions with the same bounties should be ...
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Why is there a wait of two days before it is possible to offer a bounty?

The FAQ merely states it. There is no reason that I could see. Could it be to let enough people see the question in the hope that someone would be willing to answer without the incentive of a bounty? ...
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How should we deal with bounty questions that are confirmed bugs?

This question is with reference to this bounty question: How do I theme the Sound Menu playback buttons? As the OP has indicated, this is technically a bug - there is a launchpad bug-report, ...
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Would it make sense to prolong bounty time limit for large bounties?

There are some annoyances that would require more than just a casual google or from the top of the head answer. Some questions and problems require effort in answering, and the bounty system helps ...