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A bounty is a way to get additional attention for a question by offering some of your own reputation for great answers.

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How to see when a bounty was started?

I was wondering which answer would be awarded the bounty for this question: Convolutional Neural Network Scale Sensitivity If I understand correctly the bounty mechanism, since no answer has been ...
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What to do when a question with an open bounty is a duplicate?

Question Basic question about standard error in predictive model is clearly a duplicate of either How to compute prediction bands for non-linear regression? or Shape of confidence and prediction ...
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What to do when existing answers to your question (with a bounty) are wrong or very incomplete?

I've recently asked this question, and I have two answers. One is very incomplete, lacking the most important cases. The other one I think is completely incorrect, although 'apparently intuitive'. ...
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What do I do if I have a bounty active, the answer is from an inactive user, but is mostly right minus a major edit?

I currently have a bounty active for When was the word "bias" coined to mean $\mathbb{E}[\hat{\theta}-\theta]$?. The answer is correct, except the article that is cited is wrong, as it can ...
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Is it OK to use suggestions by other people to answer a question with a bounty?

I wrote this answer and wanted to make sure that I am not violating this community's etiquette. My answer builds on two suggestions made by other users in the comments on the question. Those other ...
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Can I reopen/extend the bounty on a question?

10 days ago I asked a question here: What is the difference between a Spine, Register, and Index? On the following day (Sunday) I added a bounty worth 50 reputation. That expired this Sunday gone, ...
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Is it WRONG to 'tip the scales' toward certain answer POVs with a bounty?

Would it accord with community norms to offer a bounty with the intention of stimulating new answers to a question, coming from certain perspectives that one regards as neglected on CV? For example, ...
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I have 50 rep. Why can I not start a bounty?

The help center explains that the minimum offer for a bounty is 50 reputation. I have enough repuation to do so now, but I do not see a link to start a bounty under any question, no matter how old. ...
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Who is using the “bounty” system and how effective are bounties?

Who is using the "bounty" system? In principle, it seems a great tool but implementation looks overly complicated (there are many rules on when and how to use bounties). So, it would be good to know ...
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How to offer a bounty on a question with unsatisfactory answers?

I am very interested in a straightforward definition of the concept "positive regression dependency on each one of a subset" (with straightforward example a plus) as described by Benjamini and ...
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Why can members with low reputation post bounties worth more than their total reputation?

Today on CV I saw an OP with a reputation of 6 points offer a 100 point bounty. The problem wasn't even difficult. It was a self study question and one person gave an answer of useful hints. By ...
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Clarification on bounties [duplicate]

I'm trying to understand the bounty mechanics better. I know the bounty rep is immediately subtracted to the OP rep, irrespective of whether the question gets an answer or not. Suppose the question ...
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Help spread the wealth

[This post was inspired by this one] You may have noticed that I award the occasional bounty - I like to give one when I see a particularly good answer or a question I think should get an answer. (...
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Adding bounty to an already bountied question

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 ...
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Improve messaging on upcoming bounty expiration

I recently offered my first bounty on this question: Approaches to compare differences in means with differences in proportions? One user answered, and while I thought his answer was helpful, it ...
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What's the rationale for the 24 hour wait period for bounties to reward existing answers?

I posted this question, which received two outstanding answers. Since I can only select one as correct I decided to award a bounty to the other one. I thought it might be preferable if bounties of ...
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Why was the bounty not awarded to me?

First I answered this question on March 30 (the same day as the question was posted). Later I got two upvotes. Then a bounty was started on that question some time in mid-April. I received two ...
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Is it appropriate to offer a second bounty when the first one has expired with no answer?

I'm wondering if it's against site rules or some unwritten stats.stackexchange.com etiquette. If it's not I'm wondering if it's considered to be appropriate (in the sense of wise) to make a second ...
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How to filter for questions that had a bounty on them?

I enjoy serendipitously learning new stuff based on answered questions on CV. But given the volume of questions a day, I end up only sampling from the newest questions, which are more likely than not ...
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What happens to the bounty if there's no answer? [duplicate]

Last week I started a question which got not answers so I set up a bounty. The Help center states: If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer ...
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Would it be appropriate to allow cancelling a bounty for lack of responses?

I know that the bounty guidelines state that bounties are not cancellable for any reason. This makes a lot of sense to me and it's a good default setting. But I'm thinking specifically about a ...
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Was Community meant to own this bounty?

There's a bounty that's owned by Community on a question in which the original asker's account seems to be intact. Was the bounty taken out by a second party whose account was deleted, or is this a ...
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Unclaimed bounty points: where did they go?

I set a bounty of 50 points on one of my questions last week. Unfortunately, it was never answered. After the bounty expired, shouldn't the points have come back to my account, since it was offered ...