The 2018 Easter Bounty Bonanza


For the whole month of April we will be running a bounty giveaway. Users sign up and agree to place and keep three bounties live during the entire month. In other words, each participant starts with three bounties on the 1st of April, and must end with three bounties on the 30th of April. Whenever a bounty is awarded or expire, it must be replaced by another bounty.

Mark created a chat event for the Bonanza. Participating users are advised to register for the event.

Each user adds an answer to this Meta post detailing which questions they have offered bounties on and the date (UTC). These will then be checked and validated by another user. The answer should look something like this:


Total number of bounties: 1

The answer should also be marked as community wiki to allow all users to validate the bounties (low reputation users can't edit non-community wiki answers without having to await review).

Winners and Prizes

At the end of the competition, the winners will be forever honoured in our hall of fame. Mark will give a bonus of 1000 rep to the winner.

Competition Tips

Finding a Bounty-Worthy Question

Not to worry. The final day of March 2018 is for the "Great Flood of Bounty Worthy Questions", where we flood the site with incredibly wonderful questions that can be bountied. The winner of that mini-competition gets street-cred for creativity. Register on the event for that as well!

Still can't find any?

Not to worry. Any question will do. Answered, unanswered, old, new, whatever... As long as it's a real question that is half-way decent, you can put a bounty on it to bring it more attention. Remember, the big objective here is to have a bounty bonanza that attracts lots of new people from other SO sites who see what's on and think, "...hey! I can pick up some rep over on Travel by collecting a few bounties...". Maybe they will, maybe they won't, but perhaps a few will go on to become great TSE companions.

Don't have rep to spare for bounties?

Not to worry. If you want to participate but are struggling with reputation, see "finding a bounty worthy question" above. You can jump in and help by saving up some incredibly fascinating questions. Do you like to prospect for investment properties while travelling for leisure? Do you like to go ice-fishing in the Hudson Bay? Are you looking for a place to go bead-begging when the Mardi Gras is over? Did you ever think about wind-surfing down the Danube? Why is there a golf club next to Nuuk airport? Which parts of the underground city in Verona are open to the public? Put your thinking caps on!

Current Participants

│       Person             │ Bounties │
│ Mark Mayo                │   3      │
│ JonathanReez             │   5      │
│ Roddy Of The Frozen Peas │   3      │
│ T O T A L                │   11     │

Reputation spent on bounties

│       Person             │  Rep     │
│ Mark Mayo                │   250    │
│ JonathanReez             │   500    │
│ Roddy Of The Frozen Peas │   150    │
│ T O T A L                │   900    │
  • Is this working, do y'all think? I mean, none of my bounties have attracted any attention yet -- looks like only Jonathan's gotten any sort of responses. Commented Apr 5, 2018 at 20:38
  • @RoddyoftheFrozenPeas to be fair, thinking back to last time, it's sometimes about bountying the easily-answerable ones. Certainly our stats last time were higher. Give it some time :)
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Apr 5, 2018 at 22:32
  • I guess. I mean, I would personally prefer to bounty the interesting ones rather than the easy ones. But we'll see. :) Commented Apr 5, 2018 at 22:39

3 Answers 3


Roddy of the Frozen Peas

Total number of bounties: 13

Total value of bounties: 750

Technically my bounties went in late on the 31st but that was because the 1st was a religious holiday and I had obligations. Forgive me. :)


Mark Mayo

Total number of bounties: 14

Total value of bounties: 1200

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