Is there any data available on how often bountied questions receive answers? Can we stratify by bounty amount, to see if we're actually 'getting more bang for our buck' when we bounty higher amounts?

If the answer above is yes, can we get more fine-grain data? Can we plot additional views gained against bounty offered and look at the slope to see how many additional views we get per additional bounty point? What about bounty offered versus additional upvotes gained? Any assistance is appreciated.

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    $\begingroup$ Did you check the SEDE queries available in some related posts, such as: How effective are bounties? (on Mathematics Meta) or Probability of getting an answer by bounty (on Meta Stack Exchange)? Probably you might find some other similar posts. (You'll probably want to run those queries for MO - just a reminder to switch the site when running them.) $\endgroup$ May 13, 2021 at 10:10
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    $\begingroup$ I always felt that bounties on MO were a bit redundant. It's fine if you want to draw attention to it, but MO for the most part is not very gamified. I don't think that a lot of people here are seriously working towards higher reputation, so a bounty serves mostly as a payment for higher visibility rather than a dangled carrot. (That is my personal opinion from the last decade or so, it is based on anecdotal evidence, and has nothing to back it up.) $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    May 13, 2021 at 10:12
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    $\begingroup$ Some bounties not offered with the intention to reward an existing answer rather than attract new answers. In such cases, we cannot say that the goal of the bounty wasn't fulfilled if no new answer is added. (I have added a few comments in chat. We can discuss some related things there - if we want to avoid having a long comment thread.) $\endgroup$ May 13, 2021 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila, I think newer users find setting and reaping the bounties more important. My own first reputation came from answering a bountied question and then from getting its bounty. $\endgroup$
    – user44143
    May 18, 2021 at 16:06


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