I've put up a bounty on a question, which got one response (not addressing the question). I'm reluctant to award the full points because it doesn't really answer the question. However I would like to award "something" for bothering to answer at all. Is there a way I can manually award some of the points without agreeing that this is an OK answer?

  • What's the question? – blah238 Dec 9 '12 at 23:41
  • Added link to question. – BradHards Dec 9 '12 at 23:51

It will automatically get half of the bounty if it has received 2 upvotes and is the highest rated answer, without any action on your part. See the FAQ: https://gis.stackexchange.com/faq#bounty

If it's not a good answer then it probably shouldn't receive a bounty just for posting. Community voting will generally decide whether it's a good answer or not.

  • It got one upvote and one downvote. – BradHards Dec 9 '12 at 23:52
  • If the downvote is your own you might be able to change it back to an upvote to get to the 2 upvote mark. Then again you might not, unless the answer is edited. Otherwise I think it would be up to the community to upvote it. – blah238 Dec 10 '12 at 0:16
  • Thanks. I wouldn't want to upvote it just for points awards, because I'm trying to encourage / thank the poster, without making this a "good answer". I do see the contradiction here though. – BradHards Dec 10 '12 at 2:14

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