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Bounty on "entrance exam" question

[moderator hat off: personal opinion] We don’t close homework-like questions based on where they are from. We close homework-like questions when they are about doing some single-purpose computation (...
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Bounty reimbursement

Voting to close bountied questions is a feature that has often been requested at mother meta, see e.g. Allow users to vote to close bountied questions. So far it has not been implemented. Being of &...
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what do I do if I started a bounty on accident

To be perfectly clear: We expect you to take responsibility for your actions. This includes every one of your actions on this site, but in this particular context, it's worth emphasising that it ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
10 votes

Bountied homework-like question about QED

My view is that you should answer. I would post an answer if I could but the question is far outside my price range. I have no wish to restart the agonising debate about homework, but for what it's ...
John Rennie's user avatar
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Why is this question not considered an off-topic homework problem?

I've spent a lot of time on meta arguing against the closure of good mechanics problems (most recently here and here) and taking a lot of downvotes for it, but here we go again! As the homework ...
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No answers - What else further can I do to encourage someone to answer?

That a question gets no answer does not necessarily mean it is "too hard". It could mean that, but it could also mean that no one knowing the answer found the question interesting enough to spend the ...
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Why is this question not considered an off-topic homework problem?

I'm inclined to agree with your original assessment -- this is not a good example of the kinds of questions we want. And, as a regular user, I would have voted to close it if I had seen it prior to ...
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Why is this question not considered an off-topic homework problem?

I see a more global problem here. Regardless of whether this is an actual homework problem, and regardless of the putative small audience of interest, what are we to do about vetting the answers? I ...
Carl Witthoft's user avatar
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Bountied homework-like question about QED

I have refunded the bounty on this question so that a regular close review can occur. Users thinking this question should be closed/stay open are invited to vote on it as they see fit. If the review ...
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6 votes
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Banes and Boons of "extra" Bounties

My favorite use-case for "Reward an existing answer" bounties is late answers that are substantially better than existing ones. Example from on-site: Why has Earth's core not become solid?. There ...
dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten's user avatar
6 votes

Banes and Boons of "extra" Bounties

This is proper usage of the system, and there is even a bounty reason to reflect that. See also this mother meta answer about bounties which states: "Can I award a bounty to an old answer? Yes, ...
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Bounty going to waste - what should I do?

Yes, if the bounty expires with no answers with positive score, it goes to waste. And yes, it is possible and allowed to answer the question yourself, but you cannot award a bounty to yourself, even ...
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Bounty on "entrance exam" question

Such questions should be closed as soon as possible, at least in the short term. It is academically dishonest under all student codes of conduct I know for a student to seek online help in solving ...
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Error on bounty assignment

From the bounty help page: All bounties are paid for up front and non-refundable under any circumstances. [...] Additionally, if you offer multiple bounties on the same question, the minimum spend ...
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If I set bounties do I lose privileges?

From the Physics SE help page on bounties: If your new reputation brings you below the requirement for any privileges, you will lose access to those privileges. Badges are not linked to your rep and ...
John Rennie's user avatar
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When is the bounty awarded?

From the Help Center Bounty page: How is a bounty awarded? The bounty period lasts 7 days. Bounties must have a minimum duration of at least 1 day. After the bounty ends, there is a grace period of ...
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Banes and Boons of "extra" Bounties

Has "extra" bounties been a recurring event in the past? As others have mentioned, bounties that reward existing answers are explicitly encouraged by the design, and bounties have had that explicit ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
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Re-asking a Duplicate Question

If you can find a good edit to make to the question (or one of its answers), editing will bump the question to the top of the front page. This is an easy way to draw some attention to the question. ...
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Ways of promoting questions on PhysicsStackExchange

If you want to draw further attention to your question, editing to improve it is one good way to go. However, doing multiple trivial edits to repeatedly bump the question to the front page is indeed ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
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Bounty on my question

This is just a thing that happens. A bounty increases the visibility of a question, but doesn’t guarantee that it’ll be seen by a person who knows a good answer and is willing to take the time to ...
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Eligible for bounty in X hours glitch

There is no glitch: The question was asked on 29.10.2023 at 22:10:40 UTC and questions become eligible for bounties exactly two days after they are posted, which is indeed in about 11 hours at the ...
ACuriousMind's user avatar
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Reputation points in bounty

it might not seem a big problem for those with thousands of points it certainly shakes the confidence of new user like me Think of it this way: by setting a bounty, you're not 'buying' an answer; ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
3 votes
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Why can't I set a bounty on my question that I've answered myself?

From the help center: 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).
ACuriousMind's user avatar
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What happens to bounty reputation when no answer meets the criteria?

This is explained in the What is a bounty? page in the help center: A bounty is a special reputation award given to answers. It is funded by the personal reputation of the user who offers it, and is ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
3 votes

Did I award the bounty?

No, it appears that the bounty was not awarded. This is only possible to do before the grace period ends.
Qmechanic's user avatar
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How can I set a bounty?

Your question is younger than two days, hence you cannot offer a bounty yet. See mother meta for more details on when bounties can be offered and awarded.
ACuriousMind's user avatar
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Why is this question not considered an off-topic homework problem?

To directly answer the question: Even if the question is acceptable, why are these answers acceptable? [...] But why does the fact that it has not been considered an off-topic homework question mean ...
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Why is this question not considered an off-topic homework problem?

Since I've been commenting my thoughts, it seems fair I should post them as an answer. My answer was initially going to be a hard "yes" on close this as a homework question, but I'm becoming less ...
JMac's user avatar
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Why is this question not considered an off-topic homework problem?

There are a couple of different things that are happening here, and I'm not sure that I will quite disentangle them while I'm writing this answer, but here goes. First, there's the question of ...
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