I want to make a bounty on a question and I have seen some questions currently with a 50 rep bounty, but the only option available to me is a 100 rep bounty. I was wondering why.


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If you've already given a +50 bounty on a question, the way the system works is that you're allowed to put up more bounties on the same question, but they need to be double the amount of rep of the previous bounty.

So if you put up a first bounty of +50, then the next bounty must be +100. Then the next one must be +200, and so on, up to a maximum of +500.

See how does the bounty system work? on MSE for all the details.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I've never put a bounty on though \$\endgroup\$
    – 13ros27
    Dec 19, 2017 at 19:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ Nope sorry, it is because I answered it \$\endgroup\$
    – 13ros27
    Dec 19, 2017 at 19:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ I couldn't guess that without you linking to the post =) \$\endgroup\$ Dec 19, 2017 at 19:07
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    \$\begingroup\$ Yep, but thanks for the article which told me that \$\endgroup\$
    – 13ros27
    Dec 19, 2017 at 19:36

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