Aside from a bounty how can I give incentive to users to answer my question? I know there is this new bounty feature, but I was wondering if there are other ways too.
As @Scortchi said:
The most important thing is making your question clear & interesting to as many users as you can. Pay especial attention to the title & to selecting a variety of relevant tags.
We have a faq post specifically written to help users asking clear and good questions:
@whuber still provides further guidance:
...one should attempt to ask a question as briefly as possible. I suspect that any time a question exceeds one page, it will lose a majority of potential readers unless it is so engagingly asked and illustrated that people really enjoy reading through it. Even if one feel that offering many details is necessary, ask a question at the outset so that people know what it's about, whether they are interested in it, and whether they might be able to answer.
Another reference to read (from the main Meta Stack Exchange) is: How can I get answers fast?, which is in accordance to what was already said here. An extra point I'd like to emphasize from there is:
- Keep refining/editing your questions until they are perfect.
specially if someone leaves a comment asking for clarifications; respond to it as fast as you can (i.e., not only respond in the comments, but edit the question to clarify it too).