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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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How to close obvious duplicate

This question How to access the Menu Mnemonics of an X11 Program within macOS is and obvious duplicate of How can I get the Alt key to work in an X11 application? However I can't mark the question as ...
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Why did my answer only receive half of the 50 bounty?

I spent some time on this for a 50 bounty, but it only got 25? MacOS highlight individual words as they are spoken, as iOS
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Where is the bounty icon?

Just received an email (4 hours ago) saying Your bounty on the question … iPhone: How to ensure iBook files are stored locally … ended and will be auto-closed after the 24-hour grace period ...
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When adding a bounty to an existing question, can I edit to elaborate criteria?

So, Replace existing duplicate files on APFS with clones is really the heart of a question I really want answered, and rather than re-ask, I think the right approach would be to add maybe a 1-200 rep ...
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What happened to the bounty on this question?

I've not had much to do with bounties (though I've read the bounty docs), and would like to understand better... The following question that I once asked How to disable default alt-left / alt-right ...
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Bounty expired without good answers, so did some digging and found the correct answer. Now what?

I would like to request some help on a bounty. I am not seeing options that seem right for the community. In summary, it looks like my only choice is to award a bounty to an unsatisfactory answer. I ...
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Answer was accepted but bounty was not received

The OP has marked my answer as correct but I did not get the bounty! What happened here? Who decides who gets the rewards?
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Bounty without having enough reputation to spend

How can a user with 26 reputation call a 100 reputation Bounty on a question as seen here? As far I know 100 reputation would be deducted from my account if I do that?
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Bounty reward amounts

I was about to offer a bounty on a question and noticed that the 50 point bounty is not available anymore. I think before I was offered the option between 50, 100, and 150. Now it is 100 - 500 in ...
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Is it ok to bounty hunt here?

If anyone's noticed, I've kind of just jumped right in and started trying to snipe bounties on this site. I know that this is acceptable behavior over on SO, but since this site is much less ...
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Bounty answers with 0 votes

What happen if a bounty receives only one answer and nobody upvote or accept it? I didn't find an answer in the F.A.Q..
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Active bounty “flip-card” graphic nitpick

Don't mean to be overly critical / nitpicky.... but every time I see this graphic.. my not-horribly-or-excessively OCD, yet atmittedly design-concious brain has to stop, look, and do a double-take ...
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What can I do if a useless answer is about to receive a bounty?

I have a question with a bounty and a leading answer that's useless and appears not even to have understood the question. Is there anything I can do to prevent the bad answer from receiving the bounty?...
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Why does my question have the Create a Bounty link even though I accepted an answer?

I asked a question and accepted an answer the same day. Why does the question show the start a bounty link?
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What to do with a bounty when the problem is solved but not by one of the given answers?

I've got a bounty on this question that I used to draw additional attention to it. I've since solved the issue, but the solution wasn't one of the given answers. What should I do with the bounty? ...
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Refund the bounty if no anwers recieved

I offered a bounty on this question: Can I enable AHCI mode of the SATA controller when booting to Windows on a MacBook with Nvidia chipset? and didn’t get any answers. Now I think the amount should ...
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The bounty expiration shown in the notification message is different from the expiration shown in the question

I logged in early on Ask Different, and I have got a message about the expiration of the bounty I offered. When I clicked on the question link, I noticed the question was reporting the bounty would ...
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What should I do if I answer my own question I put a bounty on?

I eventually solved my own problem after I put up a bounty and now don't know what to do to cancel it or give it to myself. Here's the post: How can I initiate a modem connection from the command ...
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What are the rules/time-limits to adding a bounty to your question?

How long do I have to wait before the "Start bounty" button appears on one of my questions? I have a question that hasn't been answered yet and I would like to put a bounty on it, but the button hasn'...
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Reputation Points & Bounty Payments

When offering a Bounty, the points are immediately removed from your reputation score. It's like they are put in escrow in some purgatory until they are either awarded or the time is up. Would it ...