On this question the OP opened a bounty, however the question is Community Wiki. Should bounty's still apply to these questions?

Edit To clarify I am trying to determine if the bounty will actually be allocated for a Community Wiki questions which does not allow reputation gain.

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    That post had just been flagged by another user and I was thinking this same question myself.
    – TheTXI
    Commented Jul 17, 2009 at 20:35
  • possible duplicate of How does the bounty system work?
    – Jon Seigel
    Commented Jul 15, 2010 at 22:55

4 Answers 4


The bounty does not care whether the question is CW or not and will be awarded if it meets the rules.

The "normal" votes on the answers are subject to regular CW rules.

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    but who gets the bounty if multiple people edit it?
    – Ephraim
    Commented Apr 26, 2012 at 20:37

Of course it should. The OP is still looking for an answer, and they've staked their own rep to find one. This is basically a cash transaction.

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    "What does your super awesome desktop look like?" is a question that needs a bounty?
    – TheTXI
    Commented Jul 17, 2009 at 20:47
  • However a community wiki does not gain any reputation. It is defined as a question with no concrete answer?
    – Diago
    Commented Jul 17, 2009 at 21:24
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    I posted the bounty to put extra attention to a post that I liked - subjective as it was. I think the bonus rep is not necessarily fair, but I think its a valid way to spend my reputation.
    – Jeffrey
    Commented Jul 18, 2009 at 2:21
  • @TheTXI. I think the question is utterly ridiculous. But there is someone out there who is looking for an answer, and they want to spend their hard earned rep to get it.
    – devinb
    Commented Jul 18, 2009 at 20:32

No, I don't think it should. You can't get upvote reputation for your answer, why should you be able to get a bounty for something that is likely to be subjective?

  • You can get upvotes...you just don't get reputation.
    – Andy Mikula
    Commented Jul 17, 2009 at 20:53
  • Right, that's of course what I meant.
    – AlbertoPL
    Commented Jul 17, 2009 at 21:01

In the case of this question the OP accidentally hit CW. The question resulted in some good answers not getting any rep. I think the answers still deserved the rep from the bounty given the technical nature of the question (although I am biased...)

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