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There is a question with a +50 bounty and I realized I would like to add to that bounty to attract even more attention to it. As far as I understand that is not currently possible.

I think it is a worthy new feature which adds to one's ability to add attention to other people's questions (not too different than placing the first bounty on someone else's post)

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as per @gung comment, here is the question Effect size and bootstrapping in paired t-test

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That seems reasonable, but it is beyond our control; it would have to be adopted by the developers. You could ask on meta.SE (but also note that they keep tabs on site metas to stay aware of requests like this).

Note however, that you can always add a bounty after the existing bounty has expired / been awarded. The rules are that you may be required to add a bounty twice as large as the first (source). This may have a greater effect of attracting more attention to the thread though, in that it would reside on the featured list for twice as long in addition to the higher bounty level.

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    $\begingroup$ +1 (edited) However, I think it only doubles if the previous bounty is yours (also note that the "at least twice as large" requirement ceases to apply once the maximum bounty - i.e. 500 - is reached .) $\endgroup$ – Glen_b Nov 30 '15 at 22:17

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