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Over 54,000 questions with no answers!

We have over 54,000 questions with no answers, this feels somewhat like a concern to me. Some other ideas than just answering include: Give bounties to the highest voted questions, helping them get ...
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How can “Community” post a bounty?

The post How to unhide 'Very Hidden' Worksheet has a bounty posted by Community, which says: One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty. As Community is not a ...
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Should I accept an answer for someone else's bounty?

I see a mod posted a sizable bounty to my question: Why is checking Windows Update so slow? I'm wondering if I should be accepting an answer in order for the user who posts the correct answer to be ...
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Proposal: Sponsoring some Community FAQs and Canonical Answers

The other day in chat, Daniel Beck and Surfasb helped come up with the idea of sponsoring questions with bounties to create or improve some Community FAQs and canonical answer posts. If you're not ...
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Closed question information blurb seems — wrong/confusing?

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question. This seems to suggest that duplicate questions are fine ...
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Will awarding bounties remove privileges?

If I award a bounty, and my rep therefore goes lower, do I lose the privileges I've earned? For example, if I was just at 1001 Rep, and put up a bounty for 50 Rep and awarded it, do I lose my ...
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How to handle off-topic questions with a bounty

Second question that I recall in recent weeks where the question is completely off topic and the OP posted a bounty before it was closed: Select Google music track on Android to play via Nexus Play/...
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Can I award a bounty on an already-accepted answer?

A few days ago, I asked a question and quickly received an answer... What setting will convince Windows menus to appear to the right, instead of left? Because the answer was received quickly, I ...
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Does bounty apply to a CW question?

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 ...
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How do I reward an instructive answer over a good answer?

I asked a question on superuser that led to two answers. Kamil Maciorowski's seems to be a good practical answer to my question. However dirkt's answer gave me a lot of context, interesting links and ...
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The bounty optional message box is misleading

When setting a bounty, I have the option to set an extended explanation of what I require. The input box allows me to input newlines and blank lines, which leads me to think that the full question/...
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My bounty is about to end and I'm not sure I like the answers. What do I do?

Hello guys, I've put a relatively large bounty (350) on a question I asked, and now the bounty's about to end. (Just to put you all in context, I was looking for a non-crappy way to use a physical ...
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Change to the bounty system

I think the bounty system is flawed slightly. Currently if you don't assign the bounty to a user before the time expires half will go to the user with the most up votes. Even if you do award the ...
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Why was bounty not awarded?

I'd like to understand better the bounty system. Apparently the bounty on question Gateway / Switch hybrid wasn't awarded by the questioner. But also not by the system itself when the period expired. ...
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can I promise a bounty, but only put it in place once there is an acceptable answer?

I have a question that will require extensive work, and is unlikely to be solvable within the bounty period. I'd like to offer the maximum possible bounty for it, but I absolutely want that bounty ...
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Bounty award allocation while suspended

I noticed the How can I remove DRM from my Kindle books? featured-bounty question but I also noticed that the user account only has 1 rep so I looked at the account and saw it was suspended network ...
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Waiting period to start a bounty?

I posted a question early this morning. So far it has very few views and no answers or comments. It's a complicated topic and I want to add a bounty to attract more attention and hopefully get an ...
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Allow instant bounty award for “exemplary answers”

When setting a bounty on a question, I'm given several options. One of those options is "One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty". I chose that option, and there's a ...
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Bounties for Meta topics

On MSO, bounties are used extensively to raise awareness about specific issues. Child Meta sites don't have bounty support. The reason is stated in this related MSO topic: Child Metas don't have ...
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Why can't I add a bounty to this question?

I've asked this question a few days ago, and while Jeff's answer is pretty cool, it doesn't really answer my question. So I'd like to add a bounty to maximize the chances of getting a good answer. I ...
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What happens to bounty if there are no answers to the question once the bounty expires?

I have some bounty assigned to a question on a different SE site. This question has been open for 11 days now, and the bounty expires in 3 days. Currently there are no answers, so what would happen to ...
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What happens to my offered rep if no bounty is awarded because no answer exist?

I assigned a bounty to my question and I still have not get any answer while bounty-end approaches, so I wondered what will happen if nothing changes. Having carefully read the involved help page, I ...
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Why was my bounty returned?

I have posted this question about a month ago. As nobody said anything, I offered a 50 points bounty yesterday. So I got two answers, none correct. To my surprise, someone returned my points, ...
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Is a valid answer to a problem a valid answer to a different question?

I'm not exactly sure how to formulate my problem, so I'll present it with the help of an example (which is the actual reason I ask this question). I asked a question (Delay audio for specific device) ...
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Can I award a bounty before 7 days has elapsed?

The help page for bounties says: The bounty period lasts 7 days. Bounties must have a minimum duration of at least 1 day. Does this mean I can manually award a bounty after 24 hours have elapsed?
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Clarification about bounty award allocation for a community wiki post

I see this "How can I visualize the file system usage on Windows?" and see it states that "One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty". I look over some of the ...
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What happens to bounties when a question is moved to another Stack Exchange site?

Just wondering what happens to the reputation.
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How can I find question that have newly assigned bounties?

Assume there are 150 questions featured/with bounty, and I have read them all. An hour later I come back, and now there are 152. Currently, it seems I need to scroll through and read all 152 to find ...
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How can I start a bounty for this Question?

How may I get Explorer to preview .m3u files as text? I see no link for this.
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Should a bounty prevent a question from being closed

This question should be closed as not constructive or too localized. Yet it cant be voted closed, since it has an active bounty. Shouldnt close votes take priority?
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Why did I have to place a 100 reputation bounty instead of 50?

I have recently wanted to post a bounty for 50 points however 50 points was not an option that appeared when I clicked "start a bounty". This forced me to post the bounty of 100 points. I have read ...
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What to do when tried multiple solutions and not sure which solved it

I have this question with an open bounty. In summary, I couldn't get my phone to connect to the computer with a USB cable.I tried multiple things to solve the problem: including advice taken from ...
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Questions with expired bounty

In case of questions where the bounty amount expires, I believe the bounty is supposed to be given to the highest voted answer after the bounty was announced, with atleast 2 upvotes. However, how ...
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Bounties of more than 200 points

If the daily limit for earned points is 200, what happens when your answer is selected as the correct one and the bounty on that question is for more than 200 points? See this question as an example. ...
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Can one offer a bounty for more rep than one has?

I noticed this question has a bounty on it for 100 rep, where the OP (at the time I'm writing this) has 67 rep. What is the relationship between a bounty you can offer and the rep you have earned?
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Reasons for Bounty

I just started a bounty on a question of mine, when I was asked for the reason why. Unfortunately none of the answers I could select were totally applicable. If I had the choice, I would have liked ...
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Case of answer accepted, but bounty not awarded

My faulty understanding of the bounty system may have caused me to mislead the poster, and this is what happened: The post Initiate windows feature update after snoozing by user aggieNick02 had no ...
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What is a grace period for a bounty?

And why is it not described here? Also, just out of curiosity, when did this come into effect?
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Remove bounty if I haven't awarded it yet?

I created a bounty on this question: Sleeping a computer via batch file in Windows 7 But I meant to award it on a different one. Is there any way I can remove it and post it on the question it was ...
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My bounty is expiring with no new answers or comments; how else can I draw attention to it?

I have a bounty with an upcoming expiration deadline. There were no comments, answers, or even votes on this question prior to placing the bounty. There are still no comments, answers, or votes. The ...
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Windows 8 contest - bounty tile awarded early

I've just started a bounty on a windows-8 question and despite not having awarded the bounty, I got notified that I qualified for the award a bounty tile in the contest. Should the wording be changed ...
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Bounty option not shown

I don't see the bounty option under the question I asked. No one has answered yet and I thought if I make a bounty and offered 50 points, people might help more.
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Could this bounty be left open forever?

I opened this bounty, no answers yet and probably no solutions will be given anytime soon, because I really asked a hard, maybe impossible question, I know that and that's why I opened a bounty. The ...
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How to fairly assign bounty?

I have a question with bounty here Reverse proxy to put header value as parameter to url with two answers. Each answer seems to me to be solution of 1/2 of my question. Is it possible to split bounty ...
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Answering your bounty question

I have an open bounty question (qtcreator can't find qt) and solved the problem. In those cases you answer your own question but mine has open bounty, what will happen to the bounty? I don't ...
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Bounty- User puts 50+ bounty but gives 25+ [duplicate]

I answered a question (Is there a limit on pinned taskbar items?) Which the user put a bounty of 50+ reputation. After the grace period ended, I was rewarded, but only 25+. Is this normal behavior? ...
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How to start a bounty as a reward for a question that's protected?

I ran into a tricky issue on OS X where a windows was being displayed on a second monitor that was not present. I found a question and an answer at Move an off-screen window back on-screen on Mac OS X....
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Why was my flag to stop my bounty rejected?

I placed a +50 bounty on the wrong question: Why can't I change Normal Style's 'Style type'?. When I realised I raised a flag requesting the bounty be stopped (and the reputation ...
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Please let me award a bounty to a qualified answer despite my tardiness?

My bounty expired because I didn’t log in for a few days, but someone answered during the eligible period and I wish to award them the bounty. I noticed this just now — 5 hours too late. If you look ...
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What to do if open bounty for question that can't be solved

I made this question and forgot to mention the operating system was running as a virtual machine. It turns out, as such, I cannot accomplish what I set out to do. Should I award the bounty to the one ...