# Offering a bounty in exchange for upvotes

I saw this challenge which makes the following offer:

Note: A bounty will be placed on this question once it gets 10 upvotes

Although we discourage begging for upvotes, excessive self promotion, and certain misuse of bounties, I don't know how the community feels about a challenge author offering to place a bounty when a certain number of upvotes is received on a challenge.

I don't see any problem with sharing some of the rep gained from upvotes in the form of a bounty on the challenge, but stating this intention up front at the top of the challenge seems similar to begging for upvotes.

• Personally, I think most old users don't care about that at all. (still, good meta question) – user202729 Sep 10 '18 at 1:51
• Oh, sorry. That was my question. I can't really afford a bounty, so I usually add one only if I make that much in upvotes from the question... – Redwolf Programs Sep 22 '18 at 3:28
• @Redwolf Programs as I mentioned, I don't see any problem with returning the rep gained with a bounty. It's only the advertising it up front that seems like a way of encouraging people to upvote. It's not always obvious what's OK and what's not, which is why we have the meta site... So don't worry about it :) – trichoplax Sep 22 '18 at 13:22

• What about "Bounty if x entries?" – Blacksilver Sep 21 '18 at 17:54