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Our highest voted answer "has not received enough attention"?

Is it possible that the user offering the bounty selected an incorrect reason for the bounty, possibly wanting to get a canonical answer or reward one that is already given as exemplary? It's ...
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Why does a bounty suspend topicality?

It looks like this question has already asked over at Meta.SO: Why can't I vote to close a question that has a bounty on it? And a related question at Meta SE: How can we close questions with ...
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Bounties on Questions with Close Votes

Why is this frowned upon by the Mods ( or in general )? We frown upon any action that abuses SE systems, especially if it's done to accomplish a particular action that's not normally possible. ...
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What exactly is Bounty for

A bounty is just an additional reward. It is useful for several reasons: It can reward answers not chosen as the accepted answer. Allows to go further that the +10 reputation points that a regular ...
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Is it possible to exceed the reputation cap if I have awarded a bounty?

Reading How does Reputation Work the following statement is provided: You can earn a maximum of +200 reputation from upvotes and suggested edits in any given day. Bounties and the bonuses for ...
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How to award bounty on a dupe question?

Is there anyway I can still award a bounty on that question? No, I'm afraid not. Closed questions cannot receive a bounty. Unfortunately the help page doesn't specify this.
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Should we unprotect a question with an active bounty?

Somebody posting a bounty isn't, by itself, reason to change the status of a question. However, whenever you come across an older protected question, it's worth asking yourself: does this still need ...
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Awarding A Bounty

A bounty buys publicity for a question. (One hopes it also buys a good answer, but what the bounty "pays" for is the exposure.) That publicity lasts for as long as the bounty does, so I usually don'...
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Awarding A Bounty

I think the bounty help page has good advice: "If you’ve asked a good question, edited it with status and progress updates, and still are not receiving answers, you can draw attention to your ...
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Our highest voted answer "has not received enough attention"?

Is it possible that the user offering the bounty selected an incorrect reason for the bounty, possibly wanting to get a canonical answer or reward one that is already given as exemplary? Yes, I ...
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