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[meta] Shouldn't we be able to put bounties on other people's questions?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 18, 2011 at 7:03 PM

I'm new to paleohacks, but not to the site layout. Every time I got a question, I immediately find a thread about it. Unfortunately, most of those threads don't have a lot of (decent) answers. A bounty could resolve this issue.

Wouldn't this be the best way to bump a thread?

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on December 18, 2011
at 10:19 PM

Let's see if I can do better. To create a bounty, you have to give up some of your points so you can't do bounties until you have the points required. If you already knew that I apologize. As to putting a bounty on the questions of other members, I'll let Patrik or a moderator answer.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on December 18, 2011
at 09:26 PM

I don't understand. The question is why can't you bounty someone else's question, not why can't a new user do other than ask and answer.

6498694060d879a7960b35913539b75f

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on December 18, 2011
at 09:21 PM

Thanks for explaining that, Corben. It actually explains a LOT of the answers I've gotten on here!

0f98e4ccf1ee091f031584234bf4c20d

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on December 18, 2011
at 08:37 PM

A lot of people on here answer to increase their points regardless of whether or not they answer the question. That is the most frustrating part of this forum. Ex. Question: what is the best way to cook liver. Answer: I don't eat liver, eat chicken it tastes better. This is just a generalization, but I see quite a bit of this. It does not answer the question.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

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on December 18, 2011
at 08:26 PM

Grenadine's recommendation is a good one. In your new question, detail what you find unsatisfactory about previous answers & what you are looking for.

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

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on December 18, 2011
at 07:46 PM

Wouldn't that be very messy, grenadine? Paleohacks is so neat, I don't wanna change that!

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on December 18, 2011
at 07:42 PM

If you have a previously addressed topic in mind, try posting the question with your own slant and include links to the older posts that weren't answered to your satisfaction. Be precise about what kind of info you're looking for. (Anecdotes? Studies? Opinions? Simple yes or no?)

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on December 18, 2011
at 07:30 PM

to me this is a great way to get a better answer and quick.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on December 18, 2011
at 07:18 PM

Until you accumulate more points, you are limited to asking and answering questions.

As other people give you up-votes, you'll accumulate points and once you have 15 points you'll be able to up- and down-vote. In the meantime, when you post answers, the questions will go to the top of the list and other people will see it again so they can add their comments if they wish.

If you haven't already, make sure you read the FAQs. They explain what you can do at different point levels.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on December 18, 2011
at 09:26 PM

I don't understand. The question is why can't you bounty someone else's question, not why can't a new user do other than ask and answer.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 18, 2011
at 10:19 PM

Let's see if I can do better. To create a bounty, you have to give up some of your points so you can't do bounties until you have the points required. If you already knew that I apologize. As to putting a bounty on the questions of other members, I'll let Patrik or a moderator answer.

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