I am not able to start bounty on a question. When I click "start bounty" I get greeted by a pop-up that asks me how much reputation I will like to award. Then it asks for a reason. After that it asks me to put an optional comment and then that should be it.

But on that last screen, if I click "Start Bounty" nothing happens --the pop-up stays open and, as is obvious, bounty is not started.

I have tried Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari --none seem to work. Anything wrong here?

P.S:- I have checked the FAQ. I am not in violation of any terms for bounties.

  • I think the question also has to have been open for a while. The interface should keep you from getting that far in that case though.
    – T.E.D. Mod
    Aug 20, 2012 at 18:27
  • @T.E.D. That is correct. For the first three days I saw "Eligible for bounty in 3/2/1 days". Then I saw "Start a bounty".
    – Apoorv
    Aug 21, 2012 at 0:02
  • @T.E.D. Is there a way I can attract the dev. team to this problem?
    – Apoorv
    Aug 24, 2012 at 12:47
  • Have you tried posting through the S/E link? meta.history.stackexchange.com/help/other
    – MichaelF
    Sep 13, 2012 at 17:17
  • @MichaelF Thanks very much. Just posted it there --let's see if this gets fixed.
    – Apoorv
    Sep 14, 2012 at 1:24

1 Answer 1


We recently (read: a couple days ago) deployed a fix for this issue.

Can you give it another try and see if you can post a bounty now? Thanks!

  • Thanks it worked.
    – Apoorv
    Sep 14, 2012 at 11:56

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