The bounty I put on this question

What is the Formula for Unit Maintenance in Civilization V?

is due to expire in less than 24 hours. There's some good work there, but nothing that yet really answers the question. Is it possible to add more time, or should I just award it to the best answer that exists in 24 hours?

  • There is a workaround in which you can draw and reassign the bounty, but that would break the purpose of the bounty and cheat the system... Oct 12, 2010 at 21:27

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It is not possible to add more time; the 7 days you get represents what you spent reputation on. Instead, you may add a new bounty once this one expires.

Think of bounties like a parking meter, except instead of having a fixed rate per time you pay whatever you want for a constant time period.

  • Can I monetize my rep to pay for some downtown parking?
    – Nick T
    Dec 28, 2011 at 22:30

It is possible with some cooperation.

Award the bounty to an answer that isn't yours and have the awardee start a bounty for the same amount of rep (or more!).

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    This is fine enough in small amounts. But if you catch 2 or more people continually doing this with each other to basically keep a question in "perpetual featured status", please report it as abuse with flags.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Oct 12, 2010 at 20:10

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