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What are the rules about using Bounty Messages to evade comment locks?

The purpose of the bounty message is to explain the expectations from the bounty winner. It is not a substitute for comments. It is a lot more visible than regular comments, and cannot be flagged, ...
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8 votes
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Will a suspended user get my 100 point bounty?

My understanding is the "locked at 1 reputation" part of a suspension is just a visual thing, and reputation is still gained/lost like normal behind the scenes. From this post on the main ...
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Should we remove this potential abuse of bounties?

Is this specific instance an instance of bounty abuse? Probably speculative. Should the application of a bounty prevent a question garnering close votes? I see no reason whatever that that should be ...
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Should we remove this potential abuse of bounties?

It's hard to say. The user has enough rep to know that's how bounties work (or they could have been informed by a like-minded person). The problem is there's no way to prove what their motives are. A ...
Machavity's user avatar
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Should we remove this potential abuse of bounties?

"Abuse" is a pretty heavy word for what we see here. A high-rep user prevents a potential closing of their question by adding a bounty to it. That is status-by-design. An active bounty ...
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