I recently posted this question about a brainfuck interpreter in ANSI C.

I answered my own question, but then realized that my answer was invalid, so I removed it.

I then wanted to add a bounty to my question to draw attention to it. However, it now will require 100 reputation instead of the usual 50.

Is this intended? If not, can it be fixed?


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The help center has the following note about bounties:

To avoid overly promotional bounties, if you are offering a bounty on a question that you have already posted an answer to, your minimum spend is 100 reputation (not 50).

I don't know whether it is by design, or if it is a bug, that your deleted post is being counted as a posted answer. I can see reasons for both (it'd be really easy to undelete your answer and get a "cheap" bounty)...

I am going to go with "by design" in order to prevent abuse.

Having said that, it's kind of a nice question... I will add my own rep to a bounty.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for the offer! I guess I do see the potential for abuse here... I wasn't thinking about that when I posted here. \$\endgroup\$
    – S.S. Anne
    Commented Oct 8, 2019 at 19:53
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    \$\begingroup\$ @JL2210 - bounty added.... also, we sorto of get used to looking for the edge-cases as mods ;-) \$\endgroup\$
    – rolfl
    Commented Oct 8, 2019 at 19:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ @JL2210 - by adding the bounty, I get to choose which answer to assign it to. I forgot that is a problem. I have a long-standing offer to put bounties on decent questions that need attention, if asked.... and I let the bounty run to the end, to draw maximum attention (I don't just award it to the first answer). If you would prefer to do the assignment, I can withdraw my bounty, and you can add your own. \$\endgroup\$
    – rolfl
    Commented Oct 8, 2019 at 19:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ I can just accept the answer and let you know here. If I forget to let you know by the end of the week (which I'm terrible with with bounties), you can just award it to the most-upvoted or accepted answer. \$\endgroup\$
    – S.S. Anne
    Commented Oct 8, 2019 at 19:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ No problem, works for me ;-) \$\endgroup\$
    – rolfl
    Commented Oct 8, 2019 at 19:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ Whoops, forgot to let you know or accept the answer. I see that you awarded the bounty anyway. Thank you! \$\endgroup\$
    – S.S. Anne
    Commented Oct 17, 2019 at 23:23

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