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[META] Should we start bounties for all personal questions?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 15, 2011 at 4:14 PM

If I'd have to ask all the questions I ask here to my doctor I wouldn't have any money left to buy meat. Shouldn't we all start bounties more often?

It would also make reputation more fun...

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

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on December 15, 2011
at 06:16 PM

@gydle see below.

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

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on December 15, 2011
at 06:06 PM

A bounty has a coconut filling enrobed with milk chocolate or dark chocolate and is one of the few chocolates to come wrapped in two individual halves. Its television advertising has tended to feature tropical beaches with coconut palms.

Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

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on December 15, 2011
at 05:18 PM

I had no idea about them

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on December 15, 2011
at 04:27 PM

It's not a personal question, Mash...

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on December 15, 2011
at 04:22 PM

what's a bounty?

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

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on December 15, 2011
at 04:17 PM

So are you adding a bounty for this question?

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21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on December 15, 2011
at 04:22 PM

Good point. Bounties are underused, in my opinion. As are "accepted answers".

I wonder if there could maybe be a tag for personal "case study" type questions. That way, people with similar issues could browse case studies that are similar to their situations.

Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

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on December 15, 2011
at 05:18 PM

I had no idea about them

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Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

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on December 15, 2011
at 06:14 PM

http://paleohacks.com/faq

What if I don't get a good answer?

In order to get good answers, you have to put some effort into the question. Edit your question to provide status and progress updates. Document your own continued efforts to answer your question. This will naturally bump your question and get more people interested in it.

If, after two days, you still don't have an answer you like, you can offer a bounty. Slice off a bit of your own hard-earned reputation -- anywhere from 50 to 500 -- and attach it to the question as a bounty. We'll even throw in 50 reputation to sweeten the deal. The bountied question will appear with a special icon in all question lists, and it will also be visible on the home page Featured tab.

Once initiated, the bounty period lasts seven days. If you mark an accepted answer, your bounty is awarded to the answerer (do note that accepted bounty answers are permanent and cannot be changed). If you do not accept an answer in seven days, the top voted answer will automatically become the accepted answer, and half your bounty will be awarded to that answer. You will always give up the amount of reputation specified in the bounty, so if you start a bounty, be sure to follow up and accept the best answer!

Of course, bounty awards, like all accepted answers, are immune to the daily reputation cap and community wiki mode.

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on December 15, 2011
at 05:23 PM

I guess the difference is this is more of a hobby-forum than work-related.

Okay, so that doesnt explain myself very well, but the gap in the level of expertise to answer here, and a site like stackoverflow is pretty immense.

Rep doesnt seem to matter much here, if anything its more a function of how long you've been an active member than quality of insight.

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on December 15, 2011
at 05:31 PM

I'm okay with personal questions that I can ignore or, if comfortable, give responses as long as people realize I have no medical/professional qualifications.

Since I'm assuming a database drives this site, I wish we'd have a 5-10 question weekly survey with buttons/check boxes allowing one response per member. In that way, the database could gather info on our collective opinions and it would be a timely way to see which issues are drawing the most attention.

Weekly results could be fed into the stats section of member profiles.

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