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Write your own programming language I think for this challenge we should make the barrier to entry low, the barrier to win high, but most of all it should be fun! Since we're writing a language, it's always good to know that it works. And so to score each point that adds additional features requires a unit test. All unit test must be provided for you to ...


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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 ...


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Keep reading: In any case, 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 award your bounty to the best answer! When a bounty is not awarded to anyone, they do not return to the awarder, they are simply lost. There is no conservation of reputation.


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Ranty answer, to try and get the "mindset" of someone out there why bounty questions get less attention. I took a quick look at the linked questions. My quick reactions: The first one: iosswift - I don't know those languages. Question looks hard. The second one: javascript - I don't wanna review javascript. I don't like that language. Scripting languages ...


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Anecdote time! I've personally found that for the 2 bounties I've applied, I've either gotten at least one answer (typically when the bounty first goes up, or as the bounty approaches expiry), and in the cases when I haven't received an answer (and often when I have), people have upvoted my question enough to cover the 50 rep loss. I have noticed an ...


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I, for one, have so far always gotten my money's worth for bounties that I have placed on questions. Bounties serve as an additional incentive to answer, but they won't turn a poor question into a good question. If the question was poor to begin with, then putting a bounty on it would likely be a waste of points. And rightfully so. If bounties "worked" ...


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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. ...


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Bounty logic is relatively sensible, but not particularly well documented. There is a comprehensive post on meta.se about how it works, though. In short, in your case, if you offer a bounty, you will never get any of that rep back, even if you accept, or answer your own question. If you award the bounty to anyone other than yourself, the entire bounty goes ...


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To add to the other answers: Are my observations correct? No SEDE, but I guess so as I haven't noticed any bounty yet. Is it really a problem that questions with a bounty do not get more attention? I think so. On the one hand, bounties are damn cheap here as Pimgd stated. OTOH they have hardly any effect. IMHO this should be changed by making them ...


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I agree with you. See this relevant information in the question : A module + test could look something like this This is a clear indicator that it is not real code but example code. I think we should refund and close the question, if the user don't want to provide the real code and real tests. I think it could be on-topic if would be about real code.


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I have found a similar MSO post for reinforcement. This is a very good question. Of course, we cannot stop a user from starting a bounty. In this case, the OP insists that the code works, but the community thinks otherwise. Whether or not close votes come in, anyone can still provide an answer, which will very likely be an overall review and not a fix. ...


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Create an image from any given file. The objective is to create an image from any file, per instance, text file, audio file, or any other file. This is more of a challenge where people should be creative. Just imagine see text as an image, or even an assembly! We programmers would finally be able to see code as an image (for the first time in history?). ...


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Allocate resources efficiently on a work environment The company Code42Review demands that their employees are able to handle work items as efficiently as possible. Those work items are assigned according to the work item chooser that decides which work items get assigned to which employees. The work item chooser takes into account the skills needed by a ...


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Is it fair not to award the full bounty if an answer is deemed by the community (through voting) to be worthy of receiving it? Two upvotes is not exactly the whole community deeming it worthy of bounty. Particularly considering that you gave one of the upvotes, reluctantly. After all, should you have not upvoted just so as to avoid the appearance of ...


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I would recommend giving a comment to the answer and saying that you deliberately did not award the bounty because it didn't meet your expectations for a bounty-worthy answer. I would have done the same thing. It is up to the bounty-poster to award the bounty or not - as long as you know what you are doing and why, and explain that to others, it is your ...


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