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This is done to prevent (potential) abuse. Unfortunately, you're not given the benefit of the doubt in this case and forced to increase your offer. Here's the explanation on MSE: As noted by Robert, this has come up recently. Posting a bounty is a perfectly reasonably thing, a good thing (with badges too!). However, when applied repeatedly to a ...


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If you have a better method then there is absolutely nothing wrong with posting an answer and accepting that instead, just as there would be nothing wrong with changing the accepted answer if you had a new and better answer from someone else. The accepted answer should be whichever answer you believe to be most useful; if that changes, change the mark. As ...


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The 24 hours period for awarding bounties is designed mainly to attract attention to a question, rather than recognizing someone's great answer. This is why there is a waiting period, it's because of the way the bounties feature was designed. Bounties are seen more as a last resort for question that either requires more research and effort or needs a last ...


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The 250 points were from a bounty awarded by someone else and doesn't effect the bounty receiver as the boutier would have been the one to reward it. It's always great to leave an answer helping others with the information you learned but keep in mind that the indicated accepted answer you awarded in 2015 does come with a reward in the amount of 15 points....


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