What is the maximum number of points one can leave as a bounty?

  • Whats the Question Joe, save your bounty rep, I'll answer it for free.
    – Kilisi Mod
    Dec 19, 2016 at 9:03
  • I was just curious more than anything. Dec 19, 2016 at 11:31
  • Yeah, I thought so, I was just trying to break my downvote record :)
    – Kilisi Mod
    Dec 19, 2016 at 19:52

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You can leave a maximum of 500 points for a single bounty, according to the help center. The page also says that you could offer multiple bounties on the same question (only one at a time though).

However, there doesn't seem to be any restriction on the number of times you could offer a bounty on one question (after the previous one is inactive, of course), so you could technically give away all your reputation, although in your case that would take a loooooong time. :-)

  • I believe that each time you offer a bounty on the same question you need to increase it, so he can't give away 100k in bounties on a single question. :-) Dec 18, 2016 at 20:05
  • @MonicaCellio Does that mean you can't offer further bounties after 500, or that they keep increasing above the cap (600, 700 800 etc.)?
    – Kaz
    Dec 19, 2016 at 0:16
  • @MonicaCellio I thought the doubling of bounty is subject to the ceiling of 500, not sure where I read that.
    – Masked Man
    Dec 19, 2016 at 0:30
  • A bounty has to be twice your last bounty on that question, minimum, and 500 is the maximum bounty amount. So if you want to maximize your beneficence, I think the best you can do is 50-100-250-500. Dec 19, 2016 at 0:33

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