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changed their ToS such that bounties that have been posted more than 2 years ago will be seized by them (probably to fund the blockchain company that bought bountysource a while back). The change will become active July 1. If you have any bounties on bountysource posted before June 30, 2018 you can ask to redeploy your bounty on a new issue once.

@microg will no longer advertise the use of bountysource for issue bounties. Please refrain from posting new bounties there.

Note that if you have a bounty posted before June 30, 2018 and do not redeploy it, it will be seized July 1, even if the issue is solved within the next 14 days, as one needs to wait 14 days after solving an issue before being able to claim the bounty.

This is a deliberate scam.

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@larma What the fuuck? This sounds like literal fucking robbery. If you have something posted for two years and nobody solves it, they'll just take your money and say "ah, tough beans, sorry it didn't work out, thanks for the donation"? Agh, that pisses me off immensely.

Please tell me you can at least decide to take bounties off of the site and they don't force you to keep them on there

@larma @microg Do you know of similar services with acceptable policies?

@frainz I am aware of issuehunt and gitcoin. Both seem to be GitHub only and gitcoin only handles crypto currency. If someone else knows any other candidates, please speak up, otherwise issuehunt seems to be the lesser evil.

@larma
Bountysource even deleted my team "PyInstaller", where a 600€ bounty was still open.
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@larma @microg

Ha!

Just received an update:

"Yesterday, we communicated a change to the Bountysource Terms of Service (ToS) agreement. These changes have been withdrawn and the ToS reverted to its prior state. The ToS will be revised and clarified in the future."

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