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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I award a bounty to a non-accepted answer (but what if)?

In general, this meta post would have an objective answer of "yes" or "no" with simple reasoning; however, I have added "(but what if)" because I am looking for additional answers in case of not-so-...
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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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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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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 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 still award the bounty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is is possible to cancel a bounty? I asked a question regarding Photoshop and wine on askubuntu, and didn't receive any answers. After a little while, I put a bounty on it (...
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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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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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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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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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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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