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What is our reason for wanting bounties on questions?

Increase the value of an upvote for a question. Currently, an upvote on a question provides only half the reputation that an upvote on an answer does. (5 reputation vs. 10 reputation.) This would ...
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What is our reason for wanting bounties on questions?

Implement "bounties" for questions that can be awarded instantaneously. This would be a method where one user could transfer some reputation to another user to reward them for an exemplary question. ...
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Is it fair to transfer 3000 rep to a friend?

This should be treated as serial voting If I upvoted a user's answers six times in rapid succession, it would be called serial voting and subject to reversal. Why should multiple bounties be treated ...
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Can we award bounties to questions?

Upvote if you think that this feature request should be implemented Is this a feature-request worth asking about? I think yes. There is nothing wrong in asking a feature request. And it seems like ...
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Is it fair to transfer 3000 rep to a friend?

This has now been undone. The 3000 rep transferred from d'alar'cop to rand al'thor has now all been transferred back from rand al'thor to d'alar'cop in a similar set of bounties. The net effect is ...
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What is our reason for wanting bounties on questions?

Implement bounties for questions that work the same as the current "exemplary answer" bounties for answers. We would use the current bounty facilities, but when placing a bounty, you would be given ...
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Are we allowed to offer prizes for solving puzzles?

From "What to do when OP offers payment for solution?" on stackoverflow meta -- Whatever you want to do offsite is your own business, but the community frowns on monetary bounties for ...
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Can we have a longer bounty-period?

Generally, bounties are used for one of three purposes: Draw attention This question has not received enough attention. Improve details The current answers do not contain enough detail. ...
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Can we have a longer bounty-period?

As a workaround, you could start with a 50-point bounty, and after a week increase it to 100, then to 200, etcetera. Given the mixed feelings about bounties among the CMs (well, at least Shog9), ...
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Is it fair to transfer 3000 rep to a friend?

Let's see this answer, which has 270 upvotes at this moment and was posted by a SO moderator (animuson). It is about voting fraud (since that is what the question's OP asked), but it mentions ...
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Are we allowed to offer prizes for solving puzzles?

I thought I might write my comment up. I won't be awarding the Bitcoin to anyone, a solver will be taking it. Hence the 'real' tag. The puzzle is more difficult because of the embedded Bitcoin and ...
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Attention on bountied question

If you know any people who might be interested in the puzzle elsewhere, there's a handy "share" button under every post which provides a link for sharing the puzzle in your favourite medium. ...
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What is our reason for wanting bounties on questions?

"Vote-To-Exemplary" (VTE) mechanism similar to "Vote-to-Close" (VTC) To implement, add additional exemplary link to question, i.e. ...
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My Puzzle has not received Attention after placing two bounties, what should I do about it?

I don't know how helpful this will be, but I'll describe my experience with the puzzle in question, which I've spent a modest amount of time attacking. This doesn't answer the "what should I do?&...
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Is it ok to start a bounty on an entry in a topic challenge?

There's absolutely nothing wrong with this. At least the way I see it, the fortnightly topic challenges are not a competition - they're more of a prompt to get puzzle ideas flowing. The "most ...
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How about a "promised-bounty" tag?

Codegolf.SE has a meta post to advertise all the conditional bounties with no deadlines. We could set up the same.
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Can we award bounties to questions?

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 ...
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What is our reason for wanting bounties on questions?

Implement a new "supervote" that allows you to award significantly more rep than a regular upvote. This is almost the same as the instantaneous bounty idea, but this would not transfer reputation; it ...
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Bounties awarded to answers that aren't correct

What if the top voted answer is totally incorrect-it doesn't seem right that an answer that is completely wrong should be awarded a bounty purely because it's the only one that's reached 2 votes, or ...
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Are chat games with a prize allowed?

While I like the idea of fostering community and having fun, I'm afraid I don't like this particular idea. You sum up most of my objections fairly clearly yourself, but in the interests of finding a ...
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What is our reason for wanting bounties on questions?

Implement a new "exemplary question" checkbox, and a list of exemplary questions. There would need to be some details figured out for this one, but I envision it as a checkbox right underneath the "...
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Unable to give bounty of lower value after given upper bounty

That is how the bounty system works. From the FAQ entry on Bounties on main Meta, How does the bounty system work?: Why is the system requiring me to choose a bounty amount that's higher than the ...
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Listing of awarded bounties

You could use a data.SE query. Here's one that I just wrote: ...
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Can we have a longer bounty-period?

Let's rather have an infinite bounty period ..."but how?", you may ask. And the answer is, of course, a meta question! Over Programming Puzzles & Code Golf Stack Exchange, such a thing already ...
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Are we allowed to offer prizes for solving puzzles?

I'm not sure if this would be rude or abusive or that it might get flagged, but I would like to mention one thing: In the case of the OP putting a monetary bounty on their question, they must either ...
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What is our reason for wanting bounties on questions?

Use a moderator only tag voted in meta If we want to draw attention to an exemplary question, we could add a special tag exemplary-question that only moderator can give, such as faq in the meta. This ...
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Is it fair to transfer 3000 rep to a friend?

If you are transferring to a friend with very low rep (say, below 500), it becomes obvious and action will be taken against them. If that person already has a sufficiently large amount of rep, then ...
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How about a "promised-bounty" tag?

This is not the purpose of tags. A tag is a word or phrase that describes the topic of the question. Tags are a means of connecting experts with questions they will be able to answer by sorting ...
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