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  • Is this a worth asking about?
  • Is it too difficult to implement a system where questions can be awarded bounties as well?
  • Are there any reasons why this should not be done?
  • And should this be done on other sites as well?

I think the justification for this is obvious - a lot of questions require as much effort on the part of the asker as the solver.

Related: Giving puzzle questions the recognition they deserve

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  • $\begingroup$ I wonder if this is a question for Meta.SE? I don't know the specifics of how the sites work, but this might be something that would need to be implemented across the board, instead of just on Puzzling.SE. $\endgroup$ – GentlePurpleRain Nov 25 '15 at 18:38
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    $\begingroup$ See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/135469/…, in particular the answer by Pacoverflow. $\endgroup$ – Fillet Nov 26 '15 at 9:28
  • $\begingroup$ Side note: If this is implemented, there should probably be a restriction on how much bounty rep can be earned from a single question. $\endgroup$ – ghosts_in_the_code May 18 '16 at 6:36
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Upvote if you think that this feature request should be implemented


Is this a worth asking about?

I think yes. There is nothing wrong in asking a feature request. And it seems like this feature request is good for Puzzling SE.

Is it too difficult to implement a system where questions can be awarded bounties as well?

I have no idea about it. But it was once said that "The amount of rep that is generated by each action (question up-votes, etc.) is too integral to the system to be a per-site setting.". But Stack Apps SE have +10 reputation for a single upvote on questions which is definitely different from other SE communities.

Are there any reasons why this should not be done?

If we talk about Puzzling SE, I don't think that there is any reason of why this should not be done. This feature will encourage good questions. It will also increase the participation on this site.

And should this be done on other sites as well?

I... don't really think that this needs to be implemented on all the communities. People ask question on other sites because of the some doubt in their mind. They seek answer to their problem. But it is not the case here on Puzzling SE. Questioner who posts puzzles here knows the answer to their puzzle in most of the cases. They aren't really gaining anything by posting puzzles here. They do it selflessly. In fact, in most of the good puzzles, questioner makes more effort in making the puzzle than the one who answers it. But there might be some other communities too who might benefit from this feature.


NOTE : This is a very short answer.

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In response to the first question (Is it worth asking about?), I think it is, and I don't think I'm alone. Here's a few comments I've found on questions showing that there are plenty of people who would like to give more rep/votes/bounties to specific questions (and I'm sure it's not exhaustive):

* Full disclosure: that last one is my own comment, though it was made before the current reignition of the discussion...

As for the other questions, they're getting pretty good discussion here: What is our reason for wanting bounties on questions?

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  • $\begingroup$ +1 Lovely link-list to a lot of very nice puzzles. (sneak-advertising - and it actually worked. Got a few more upvotes on some of my puzzles ;c)) $\endgroup$ – BmyGuest May 20 '16 at 19:39
  • $\begingroup$ @BmyGuest - lol, didn't really intend it as advertising, but can't say I'm sorry it brought you a few more (well deserved) upvotes. :) $\endgroup$ – Alconja May 21 '16 at 4:48

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