This one just appeared: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/37780/paid-help-for-recovering-deleted-files-after-server-reinstall , where the asker proposes to pay for help

This has been already discussed in the Meta Stack Overflow and seems that the consensus is that this is not allowed, e.g.

Offering actual money as a bounty? Pay money to SO for quick support

How to behave in this situation?

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    Just to make sure, you can treat Meta Stack Overflow as Global-Meta, because at the moment it is. Whenever you find a consensus there, you can be sure that it went at least through the hands of one developer.
    – Bobby
    May 29, 2012 at 18:29
  • @Bobby I thought so but was unsure.
    – Renan
    May 29, 2012 at 21:25

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Flag them for moderator attention. The Stack Overflow consensus is applicable here as well, and these should be closed promptly.

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