Like many other SE sites, why can't I offer a bounty?

Is there any criteria for a SE site to start a bounty?

  • I'm voting to close this question because it is based on a false premise. – Alexander Rossa Mar 8 '17 at 19:50
  • @AlexanderRossa what's the false premise? It asks why they can't start a bounty, just asking for reasons. It doesn't say anything about the 2 day limit. – Riker Mar 8 '17 at 21:27
  • @Riker The false premise is that there is some bounty ban imposed on the whole site and every question in it. There is not and there never was, if the question was old enough, bounty could be offered for answering it since the start of the private beta. This is not a question wondering why bounty cannot be offered on questions younger than 2 days, this is simply a question asking about something that does not exist - hence, the false premise. – Alexander Rossa Mar 8 '17 at 21:33
  • @AlexanderRossa then edit it out. (I've done that). – Riker Mar 8 '17 at 21:56
  • @Riker I do not think it is my right to change someone else's question to what I see fit with disregard to what he meant it to be. If I think it is wrong I can point that out and vote to close it, not edit it to be something completely different than originally. – Alexander Rossa Mar 8 '17 at 22:09
  • @AlexanderRossa it's not significantly different IMO, it's mostly just a misunderstanding (as you noted). Regardless, it's not off-topic in its current state. – Riker Mar 8 '17 at 22:11
  • @Riker Well, I believe it is. Just as the original question, it still introduces other SE sites to the picture, making the scope of it bigger than the Vegetarianism SE Meta - and if that is the case, where better to seek answers than the SE Meta? Hence, meta.stackexchange.com/questions/16065/… . This question does not relate to this SE site nor to its Meta in any way. It lacked in quality from the beginning and still does, just in a different, less obvious way. But I won't push the issue. I voted and I am stil convinced of the reasons for which I did so. – Alexander Rossa Mar 8 '17 at 22:17

You are probably looking at questions not yet 3 days old. Only questions older than 2 days are eligible for a bounty.

If you look at older questions, you'll see that you can start a bounty:

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(Screenshot taken from here)

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    I believe the period before bounties are allowed is 48 hours, according to the help center. – Aurora0001 Mar 8 '17 at 15:14

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