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Wait until the bounty ends Bounty questions are special, in that they get more attention than normal questions. When you created the bounty you paid for that attention. Ending it early is a bit of a waste in that regard. Just let it ride until it ends. You might also get another answer. I would only end early if you got such a phenomenal answer that nothing ...


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Consensus on meta.stackexchange.com seems to indicate that yes, you can use bounties to draw attention to your own answers. There was concern about this being used as a way to game the system, by gambling reputation in the hopes of earning enough upvotes on a late answer to make a net gain, but this has been addressed by setting increasing minimum bounties ...


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I am (still) offering a standing reward of 500 bounty for any (significant) new information relating to the life and works of author Terence Haile. Looking for any biographical info on Terence Haile, author of Space Train


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Here are some of the reasons, based on the discussions and answers supplied in the relevant MSO discussion: Feature the question, as per regular bounty protocols, the question will have the chance to be 'Featured' and attract attention. This can: Provide a chance for the question to get more high-quality answers and up-votes Provide a chance for the ...


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I take it you ask more why this site encourages so much less bounties than sites like SO (390 bounties), math.SE (28 bounties) or SU (23 bounties). Despite SO clearly being significantly larger than scifi.SE (0 bounties), there is another significant difference between the sites listed above and sites like this one or say movies.SE (0 bounties). The first ...


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Those bounties were awarded by a user who has since deleted their account. You can see from the revision history of the question that it was the user now known only as user112267 (the question OP). Since that account doesn't exist any more, the ownership of the bounties (like many other things from deleted users) is transferred to the Community bot. So yes, ...


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Generally, the reason that bounties are offered are to get more attention to the question and get better answers. An answer that exists before the bounty is set, is, by default, considered insufficient, else the bounty would not have been offered. Though, there are exceptions as one of the bounty reason is to award an exceptional answer... And, because it'...


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I would consider this abuse of the system and, on the sites I moderate, would likely refund the bounty. However, there is nothing stopping you from lying about the reason for the bounty and pretending that the answer is worthy of it. The problem lies in the fact that a bounty is not a standalone event that simply gives rep to someone. (If it were, it ...


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I am offering a bounty of 50 reputation on this currently unanswered question Spambot becomes self aware but every attempt to contact gets filtered


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As @Richard explained in a comment, instead of thinking of receiving bounties as being exempt from the rep cap limit, it better to think of it like this: Offering and claiming bounties both affect the rep cap limit in the amount equal to their value. Offering a +50 bounty reduces your cap to 150 and simultaneously reduces your rep by 50. Earning a +50 ...


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Conflicts like these are the very reason why (at least on other SE sites) we discourage heavy edits and recommend answers instead. If the editor thought his edit didn't warrant a separate answer, I see no reason for second guessing him. I have had similar things happen to me on other SE sites. I thought that the answer contained everything, but visible only ...


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I am offering 50-100 bounty on my currently unanswered question in the-darkest-minds. Why were Reds considered more dangerous than oranges?


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The problem here is that your question is very broad and not a little dull. It's not unanswerable, but doing so would require someone to put in an inordinate amount of effort for a question that is very poorly scoped. I'm reasonably sure that any of the users mentioned above could answer it if they were minded to (as could you), so it's just a matter of ...


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There were 2 500 rep bounties placed on the question and apparently awarded to your answer by the same user, the one who asked the question. However, in between the bounties being awarded and you coming back the user has requested deletion of their account. As there is now no owner of the bounties the Community user takes ownership of them.


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A bounty will only be awarded under three specific circumstances: The bounty period lasts 7 days. Bounties must have a minimum duration of at least 1 day. After the bounty ends, there is a grace period of 24 hours to manually award the bounty. Simply click the bounty award icon next to each answer to permanently award your bounty to the answerer. (You ...


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If you award the bounty manually, it goes to the answer you selected. We can see in the revision history of that question that you chose the higher-voted but not accepted answer to award the bounty to: Bounty Ended with jwodder's answer chosen by Vogon Poet occurred 12 mins ago If that wasn't the answer you meant to award it to, then you misclicked. ...


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I am offering a bounty of 100 for any information about how Jack Kirby's concept work on Lord of Light may have influenced his later work: Was Jack Kirby's later comic book art influenced by his work on concept art for Lord of Light?


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I am offering a bounty of 50 or more reputation on this story-identification question, due to the insane amount of detail. A small group of children accidentally time-traveling to the future and learning about everyday life in an utopistic future society


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I'm offering a 250 reputation bounty for a satisfactory answer to this star-wars question: Is there a canon interpretation of who the five are in the Prophecy of the Five from the KOTOR Comics?


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I wholly agree that posting a bounty on another answer by that person is not ideal. The bounty is supposed to tell the person (and everyone else) what you're rewarding, not just give the points to the right person. I like the idea you're suggesting in OP very much. You say that the vast majority of the value was added by the editor. Ping the editor in chat, ...


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Since you clicked on it, it'll now show up. If you hadn't, it wouldn't have shown until you earned back the rep that spent on the bounty, because the top bar only shows the notification when it's a net gain since the last time you checked it. That's also why it doesn't show up if you get a downvote and a suggested edit approved - it's a net gain of 0, so it ...


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There is a low amount of featured questions because nobody sees a need to put bounty on questions. You are probably a good person to answer why; As I'm writing, you asked 190 questions and never placed any bounties yet. I guess people love their hard gained reputation too much to waste it on a bounty.


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I am offering 50 bounty to the following question (which is not an identification question!) about a marvel-2099 comic series: How old was Miguel O'Hara when he became Spider-Man 2099?


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I am offering 100 bounty to the following question about Frank Herbert’s dune series: What age would an off-worlder start taking the spice Melange? I previously put a bounty on it, but it expired with no new answers. I am looking for an answer that relies on original sources (book quotes, author statements, etc), not a wiki.


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From this Stack Exchange Meta topic: Can I offer a second bounty after the first one has expired? / Can I raise my bounty? You can offer as many bounties on a question as you want. However, only one bounty can be active on a question at a time. Moreover, any user may have at most 3 concurrent bounties. Note that if you offer several bounties on ...


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Bounty “types“ and their descriptions are the same throughout the network. As far as I’m aware there is no way to customise a bounty type/description on a per site basis (though to be fair I’ve never really looked into it). Bounties then originate from the network’s origins: Stack Overflow. Think of the bounty description in the context of SO and it makes ...


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