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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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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 ...
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Can I award bounty to my own answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a user not allowed to give the bounty to himself? I had answered a question and got many upvotes for it. However, the asker accepted another answer as the correct one. I ...
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Should I feel bad about not giving a bounty to an answer on a bountied question?

I asked this question a while ago and gave a bounty of 50 rep to it. I received some good answers in no time and went through them. Although they didn't fix my problem. Next the bounty was over and ...
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How to set bounty? sufficient rep but no link [closed]

At the time I asked this question (Is an ACPI GPE storm normal in an Ubuntu session?) I didn't have enough rep. Now I do and I want to set a bounty, but there's no link. The link states "question ...
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Community Wiki bounties should be split

I believe that bounties that are awarded to community wiki questions should be split according to the work done by each user(See the percentages under any community wiki answer to get this data) ...
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Will bounty be given to the accepted answer?

There is a question which had a bounty and it was given to the highest voted answer (as the faq says), but none of the answers has been accepted yet. What if someone answers this question (perhaps ...
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What happens to bounty points that are not awarded?

If a bounty is set and only one answer is given: when the bounty is not awarded what happens to the bounty? Does the only answer get the bounty despite it not being accepted assuming the answer is ...
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Unable to put a bounty of only 50 on my question

I wanted to put a bounty on an old question, but am only able to put up 100, 150, 200, 250 or 300 (no option of 50). Any ideas why? FAQs says I should be able to do just 50. Is this something to do ...
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What happens to bounty of closed/deleted question?

I went through the description of bounty and its terms / rules. However, I couldn't find what will happen if I have a bounty on my own question and I decide to close or delete the question. Any ...
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What is the purpose of the ability to bounty a meta question?

I have recently decided to bounty a meta question of mine. This got me thinking about bounties on meta questions. What is the purpose of them? In my case, only the moderators and high rep'd users ...
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Possible to split a bounty or award a partial bounty?

How do we award a partial bounty? And how would we split a bounty up between several users? And (3): I believe the two above are not possible, so is this the right place to ask for an enhancement of ...
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Bounty for self answered question

I have this question from a user that I was trying to help. It was taking a bit of time to troubleshot everything so I offered a bounty for it. After that I could pin point the problem and answer it,...
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Can a user offer a bounty that is worth more than their own reputation?

The user who asked this question has offered the bounty worth 500 but their own reputation is just 314. Is it possible to offer a bounty worth more than one's own reputation?
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No option found to start a bounty [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why I can't initiate a bounty I have started a question which is quite old now and i din get any clear solution to that question still. So i thought to start a bounty for ...
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Bounty chronology, possible or N/A?

I just started my first bounty on Ask Ubuntu! A very special one as I offered it on another person's question. Btw, gaining the Investor Badge. Actually I'm planning to keep track of them using my ...
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Why I can't initiate a bounty

I want to initiate a bounty for one of my question Link here and as per FAQ the question should be atleast 2 days old. Now the question is more than 2 days old and I still cannot initiate a bounty. ...
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Bounty on another question

Am trying to give a bounty in this question Limiting internet bandwidth for already started applications but somehow the option does not appeared. I tested on Firefox 4 and Chrome 12/13. It appears in ...
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Is a user not allowed to give the bounty to himself?

I put a bounty on a question of mine and later found a solution to that problem. I was given 0 points for the answer (obviously) but i was also not given the bounty points back when i clicked for it. ...
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Is there a way in increase Bounty?

I would like to increase the award amount of the bounty that I set a few days ago. Is that possible?
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What are the criteria for receiving a bounty if it is not manually awarded?

Realizing that I'm running the risk of sounding extremely petty, I'm confused and curious enough that I have to ask. :) There was a question with a bounty of 50. I answered this question after the ...
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Dividing a question along with bounties

I've asked a big question with a bounty of 400 reputation. It's not getting the attention and replies as I hoped for. Can I ask for a moderator to break it down to simpler question and dividing the ...
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Bounty allocated amount looks odd

When a bounty is allocated to an answer, the bounty amount is shown against it. This kind of looks weird in Ask Ubuntu In contrast, the bounty allocated amount in Super User is much.. better
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Losing privilege with points lost in setting bounties

Is it appropriate for users to lose privileges with handing out bounties? I've recently posted a bounty worth 400 points and consequently lost even the simple privilege of commenting everywhere. I ...
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Why don't I get my reputation back when I answer the question myself?

I posted this answer to my own question on which I had set a bounty. I lost the rep immediately when I set the bounty = OK, that's expected. I didn't get the bounty back when I added the best answer ...
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Where is the Bounty?

From this question I started a bounty that ended recently. After the bounty started user luri edited his answer to give a most useful additional information that made me award the bounty. However ...
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Unfair Bounty System?

Recently I've started a Bounty, which is about to end very soon (in less than 23 hours, to be precise). And just a few minutes ago, I received this E-Mail: Reminder: Your Bounty Is Ending Soon! ...
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Is is possible to cancel a bounty?

Is it possible to cancel a bounty if I found the answer to my question?
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