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This is not allowed. I've removed the offer. Stack Exchange works by ensuring that the best information rises to the top. Thus, the motivation for upvoting a post needs to be anchored in the merits of the post, not what has been offered in return. I don't think offering anything for upvotes (or upvoting to get what's been offered) is any better than ...


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50+ rep whenever you outgolf xnor I've reached 100K and it's time to gift it back! I offer +50 rep to any new answer that outgolfs one of mine. Answers to outgolf Rules Submit an answer that's shorter than mine and in the same language to a code golf challenge. It's fair game to shave bytes off my code after you look at it. Post an answer with your ...


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Fitting but Unsuitable Languages(no longer active) There are some challenges for which we all want to see answers in a certain language, even if the solution is very difficult. I'll award 500 points for an answer in such a language to any. Help! My Calculator Broke! in TI-BASIC, with all three bonuses (Claimed by Conor O'Brien) Gravity Simulator in Marbelous ...


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1000 – 2000 rep for figuring out how to program with both halves of a Stack Cats program This bounty needs a bit of background, so bear with me. Stack Cats is an esolang with fairly strong constraints on its program structure. Specifically, each valid program has to have mirror symmetry, and the commands are designed such that mirroring a character results ...


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50 – 500 rep for an APL answer I will reward 50 rep if all of the following conditions are met: The answer is in Dyalog APL Classic/Unicode/Extended/Prime, APL2, APL+, APLSE, GNU/APL, Sharp APL, sAPL, SAX, NARS, APLX, A+, dzaima/APL, ngn/APL, APL\iv, Watcom APL, or APL\360. Feel free to suggest additional languages along this theme. The challenge had no ...


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1000 + 500 Rep for a meta answer that solves the popularity problem Popularity contests have been discussed many times, always with much conflict over what counts as a pop con, whether they should be on topic, whether the rules need to be consistent between different pop cons, and with a frustrating lack of consensus. Justin is offering 1000 rep in ...


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500 to 2000 rep for a quine in Hexagony There are two ways to write a quine in Hexagony (which will probably result in very different solutions). The former is clearly the golfier version but the other one would be a lot neater. I'll give a 500 rep bounty to the first person who manages to write either of those: One program which is a quine when written ...


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100-200 rep for good answers in interesting new languages This is a bit subjective of course, but here are my criteria: The language is fairly new, and is interesting (in my opinion) The answer is clever, shows a lot of work put in, and shows off many features of the language (so no trivial posts in interesting languages) I have not awarded this bounty in a ...


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Bounties are about two things Rewarding excellent answers, and incentivizing users to answer a specific challenge, or even a sub challenge, e.g, the shortest bf answer gets a bounty, outgolf this particular answer, etc. In both of these situations, the point of the bounty is the answer, not the answerer. A lot of this comes down to how you phrase it/think ...


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In general: no You can only award reputation as bounties if you've already earned that reputation, and you are free to award as much of it as you like to as many posts as you like. If several posts you consider deserving of your hard-earned rep happen to belong to the same user, that's not a problem; posting great answers rarely happens by accident, so it's ...


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No it shouldn't be featured. There's only so much space in the sidebar. I think 4 or maybe 5 questions is the maximum. Occasionally one of them is a blog post and/or a feature post on Meta.SE. Then the sandbox is permanently featured. And we've occasionally got another important announcement that needs to be featured. That leaves one lot for regular "hot ...


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200 for beating the existing winner of Shortest universal maze exit string The current winner has an exit string of length 79. A valid answer including code and a resulting exit string of length 78 or shorter will win the bounty. The bounty will be awarded to the best answer when no better answer/edit has been posted for 7 days.


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I can see three options here. Wait and hope @DestructibleLemon fixes their answer. They still have 5 days to do so. Award the bounty to another answer that fulfills the criteria. @Riley's seems to be the fastest valid answer, and that an answer has to be valid to be posted on PPCG, bounty or not, is always implied. Ask a moderator to refund the bounty, ...


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200 rep each for answering good unanswered questions I don't like seeing good questions go unanswered, so I'm offering 200 rep each for valid answers to unanswered non-tips non-koth non-cops-and-robbers questions with a score of 20 15 or above. As of now (November 2021), there are 3 such questions: Topologically distinct ways of dissecting a square into ...


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200 rep for Vyxal answers I'm basing this off the Japt bounty, so some of the wording is going to be the same Vyxal has managed to get 25 stars on GitHub without much usage on the site. Let's change this by providing an incentive to answer! If any of y'all posts 5 Vyxal solutions in a 30 day period (starting from when this bounty was posted), Razetime and I ...


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500-1000 rep for further work on (-a) × (-a) = a × a This now classic atomic-code-golf question has 3 answers at score 18. Is 17 possible? 500 rep will be awarded for an answer with score 17 or lower. 500 rep will be awarded for strong evidence that a solution is optimal, with a possible additional bonus for a proof. These bounties can be ...


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50-500 rep for answers to Bubbler's challenges in any of previous LotM languages LotM languages often go inactive again after the event ends, so here is an attempt to keep them alive (or revive?). I (Bubbler) will award 50-500 rep for answering one of my code-golf, non-tips challenges in previous LotM languages. An answer is eligible for this bounty if: the ...


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Get rid of most, keep a couple I more or less agree with Martin's points in the previous post about this, but with a few thoughts of my own. "Current answers are outdated. The current answer(s) are out-of-date and require revision given recent changes." Not a thing here - with our current rules, new languages/features aren't even allowed to be ...


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100-500 rep for APL answers to Bubbler's challenges To celebrate me (Bubbler) reaching 25k rep (with over 100 answers in APL, 50 challenges written, and several thousands of rep gained from Adám's APL bounties), I will share some of my rep for even more APL answers! Specifically, I offer 100 (or higher up to 500, depending on how impressive it is) rep for ...


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100-500 rep for answers to good, old questions with few answers I won't be able to award a lot of bounties for a while because I'm not far enough above 10k, but feel free to add your answers here for later. This bounty is for answers to questions that meet the following criteria: They have a score of 10 or more (and fewer than 4 downvotes) They haven't had ...


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You can earn a maximum of 200 reputation from upvotes per day. This limit is not affected by either placing or earning bounties. For the scenario you describe in your question, the final reputation count would be 950. Related post on Mother Meta: How does proposing a bounty affect the reputation cap?


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500-2000 reputation for a golfy language This bounty will be awarded to a new golfing language (more precisely, to an answer in that language by its author to Showcase of Languages) that Bests all pre-2019 languages by 10% or 2 bytes (whichever is greater) in 10 pure code-golf challenges. The 10 challenges must be a subset of 100 consecutively posted ...


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150 rep for a shorter C quine Currently, the shortest known C quine (written by me) is 64 60 bytes. I will give 150 rep to anyone who tops this. Rules: Must be a full program (include the main function, or otherwise define main) Cannot use the filename to store data Cannot pull data from the internet Cannot read its source nor its executable (thanks, ...


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See How does the bounty system work? for more information. To answer your specifics: Bounties cannot be extended. You can award the bounty to any answer that you didn't write yourself. If you don't award the bounty, and there is an answer written after the bounty started that has a score of 2 or more, that answer is auto-awarded half the bounty. If there ...


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Sorry about that, fixed now. Fortunately you still have ample time to answer the bounty (there's a grace period of 24 hours before the bounty is automatically closed).


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100 rep for Making a calculator in GNU sed Considering it is hard to even make addition in GNU sed, It is definitely worth a bounty.


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500 rep for a shorter payload capable V quine Currently in V, there are two important quines: 2i2i is the shortest known quine, but not modifiable. And ñéÑ~"qpÿ is the shortest known trivially modifiable quine. This is because ñéÑ~"qp<CODE>ÿ pretty much anything you want can go in the place of CODE, and it will still be a valid quine. You ...


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50-300 rep for answers to unanswered questions Similar to this offering, I will offer varying amounts of reputation for answers to questions that meet the following criteria: The question is unanswered* The question is at least one month old The question has a net score \$\ge3\$ and \$\lt 15\$ The question is not tagged tips The question is open *: ...


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50-500 rep for answering in my languages I've (currently) published 21 languages, all of which can be found here and 16 of which are on Try it online! I'm offering 50 rep to any answer that meets the following criteria: It is written in one of Add++, Adjust, Bitwise Fuckery, Deorst, NotQuiteThere, Orst, Rutger, Verbosity, Verbosity v2 or any version of ...


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