I want to know the meaning of this sentence below my question:

question eligible for bounty in 2 days

Could you give me the right meaning of this sentence?

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    That is a very terse (headline-ese) version of "This question will be eligible to have a bounty posted on it in two days". bounty = a reward of (extra) points to the person answering it. The terse version is used because screen space is limited. The verb-to-be is dropped, as are other phrases which the reader is assumed to understand from context.
    – TimR
    Mar 11, 2017 at 13:10
  • To those who would close: the question can be answered from a grammatical slant. It doesn't have to be relegated to Meta.
    – TimR
    Mar 11, 2017 at 13:15
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    @TRomano It could be answered as a question about English, but if folks can't tell whether it is a question about how the site works or a question about the sentence itself, it should have more detail than it does. 박용현 has been a member here for almost four years and has received a lot of guidance recently on how to improve the quality of his questions. I am disappointed that guidance has been ignored.
    – ColleenV
    Mar 11, 2017 at 19:39

1 Answer 1


Bounties on Stack Exchange are a way to attract more attention to a question (for whatever reason); you can think of them as advertisements paid for with your own reputation.

The help center also mentions the following, which explains your question:

How do I start a bounty? When can I start a bounty?

A bounty can be started on a question two days after the question was asked.

The idea behind this is that in the first two days, a question should generate enough attention on its own, merely by being new.

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