Bounties privacy

Bounties are great, but they frequently require private Repls, since whatever you are working on will belong to the bounty poster, and you are supposed to keep this private. Now up until now, Replit has been providing the 150 cycles per month to cover the cost of private Repls for bounty hunters. The cost has actually increased to 500 cycles per month now. I don’t know if Replit will still be covering the cost of private Repls, and in my opinion, they shouldn’t have to.

I propose a better system that will solve this issue. When you are accepted to work on a bounty, you can create a special Repl directly from within the discussion tab, this Repl being completely private (I’m not sure about whether the bounty poster should be able to see this or not, because on the one hand they can steal your work before you submit and not pay you, but on the other hand they can just do that when you submit anyway…). That way, Replit doesn’t have to give away free private Repls to bounty hunters (meaning they don’t have to shell out $5 worth of cycles a month to every bounty hunter), and bounty hunters can protect bounty posters’ privacy easily.

I thought that Replit was working on implementing a better system, but I haven’t heard anything for a while, so I thought I might as well make this feature request…

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The bounty owner should not be able to view it because they haven’t paid yet. Once they pay they may access the code, before maybe they can just see the console/web view?

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Yeah but they can view it anyway when you submit, and they need to be able to see the bounty hunter had actually done what they asked and potentially ask for corrections/changes.

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True but I still might not trust this system.

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If a bounty post refuses to pay either contact support or report the bounty and is site mods will escalate it to admins

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Alright. If that’s guaranteed I would trust it.

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Yes, that’s what I would assume you would do, and anyway they can’t cancel without contacting Replit (which I think is partially to prevent this issue) so Replit will be able to assess the situation anyway and sort everything out.

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Yes. If the admin thinks the Hunter should be paid they will do something to get them the cycles

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I would assume they’d probably just manually accept the submission somehow, since the poster can’t get back their cycles without cancelling which means going through them.

When I think about, the system sounds pretty safe and fool-proof.

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I’m not sure if they can do that. @bardia are you allowed to share some info on this?

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Or punish the poster and just gift the Hunter the cycles amount, which is possible as it’s been done to me.

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