Is it possible to buy reputation on stack overflow? It seems that the people do answer more efficiently if bounty is offered :)

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    sure, send me £100/$ and I'll use all my votes on your questions. Refund not avalible when the anti-cheat system detects and deletes the votes.
    – tombull89
    Mar 22, 2011 at 11:43
  • Excellent idea. +1
    – user1061912
    May 10, 2020 at 20:59

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Simply answer is: No, you can only earn reputation points.

A few posts on MSO that are relevant:
How to Buy Rep Only for Use as a Bounty?
Offering actual money as a bounty?
Pay money to SO for quick support

And note that this is Meta Super User, not Meta Stack Overflow.

  • Looking at the downvotes for this and related questions I guess it is considered very bad by the community even to think about it. Got the point :)
    – anon
    Mar 24, 2011 at 4:14

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