Attempting to put a bounty on one of my older questions too draw some new answers. Noticed it only gives me the option for 100+ rep bounties which I've never had happen to me. Not a big deal really just curious what happened to the 50 rep option.

I've combed through the FAQ pretty good didn't see anything related. Didn't see any duplicate questions.

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  • I can bounty the question for 50, for what it's worth...
    – badp
    Dec 16, 2012 at 23:12
  • @badp hmmm, lemme get a screen shot in on this.
    – Paralytic
    Dec 16, 2012 at 23:14

2 Answers 2


It's because you have an answer on the question. You can't bounty for 50 on any question you have an answer on.

See Minimum bounty on a question is now 100 rep?, Clever bounty reputation hack

  • Nice least this info will be a bit closer to home now.
    – Paralytic
    Dec 16, 2012 at 23:18

Apparently you can't bounty a question you self answered for 50 reputation. The minimum bounty amount doubles with every successive self-answer bounty.

The idea is that such a bounty attracts upvotes to your answer and question and... it might just pay itself off. That's not how it should work.

Thanks for the assist, Yannis Rizos.

  • You're welcome!
    – user19659
    Dec 16, 2012 at 23:19

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