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For questions about the bounty system, which allows users to spend some of their reputation in order to draw more attention to a question.

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Offering bounty to another's question. What are the benefits?

If I had offered bounty on another's question then, what will be the benefits? Will I get reputations if the post is liked by community?
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Putting a Bounty

Hi can I ask that how can I put a bounty on any of my questions. I know I do not have enough reputation to put one but I am just asking for my knowledge. If this question does not fit there you might ...
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What should I do if my bounty is about to expire?

I have a hundred point bounty that is about to expire in one day. I have received discussion in comments, but no one has yet posted a conclusive answer. No one has asked for more clarification in my ...
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Cumulative bounties

Lets assume I really like a certain question and I would like to get the best answer possible from the community, but there is already a reward announced by the author. Is there a way to assign ...
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Canonical Q&A – Proposing A Patronage System

The below is a draft proposal of a patronage concept for encouraging authorship of canonical Q&A posts. Comments on it are welcomed as non-RFCP answers. We get a lot of questions on Chem.SE that ...
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Can a bounty be applied to a year old answer?

Recently I came across the following question: Fundamental forces behind covalent bonding Here, Terry Bollinger answered the question on July 1 2012. But recently someone bountied (right word?) ...
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Let's do the bounty dance!

I have had this on my mind for quite some time already and I thought that the time before the year passes might be good to introduce this idea. Let's get some Bounties rolling... Bounties are a good ...
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Why was my bounty not auto-awarded?

Regarding the bounty I placed on: Sodium Bisulfate vs Sodium Bisulfite. At first glance this question looks like a dupe of this one: What happened with my bounty? but it's not, because my question ...
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What happened with my bounty?

I assigned a 50 points bounty to a question. I did not award the bounty, and neither was it auto-awarded. Still, I did lose the 50 points. Where did the bounty go?
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