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Why did my answer only receive half of the 50 bounty?

It seems to be the case that the bounty starter did not award the +50 bounty. But your answer has two upvotes nonetheless. As What is a bounty? How can I start one? explains: If you do not award ...
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Bounty expired without good answers, so did some digging and found the correct answer. Now what?

You do not have to award the bounty to anyone. You cannot award the bounty to yourself. The point of the bounty is to "buy" exposure and attention for the question. That's what you paid for; that's ...
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What happened to the bounty on this question?

The bounty started January 31 and ran the normal time. No answers after the bounty period qualified and the person issuing the bounty didn't award it manually. If a bounty expires (including the 24 ...
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Why did my answer only receive half of the 50 bounty?

From the help center: If [the person who placed the bounty] do[es] not award [the] bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with a ...
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Where is the bounty icon?

The bounty grace period for that question started on Jan 14 at 8:17, which was exactly 7 days after it started. You were emailed about the grace period being active on Jan 15 at 0:00 (which is the ...
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Answer was accepted but bounty was not received

The asker of the question decides whether and to whom to assign the "accepted answer" checkbox. The issuer of a bounty decides whether and to whom to assign the bounty. These are separate decisions, ...
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How to close obvious duplicate

Thanks, I've reached out to the user. Moderators can cancel bounties if needed.
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Answer was accepted but bounty was not received

The OP has to award the bounty, and it is not linked to acceptance. It's a separate process, and it's entirely possible to award it to an unrelated answer. Because they are not linked, the OP will ...
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Where is the bounty icon?

On a practical matter, moderators can't intervene in this so if you felt this was a bug and you wanted a developer to review / manually award the bounty - please use the contact us link and refer to ...
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Where is the bounty icon?

There were no eligible answers for the bounty to be awarded, but the email was also too late. According to the timeline: The first (accepted) answer was posted on Jan 5 The bounty was posted on Jan 7 ...
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When adding a bounty to an existing question, can I edit to elaborate criteria?

Bounties are rewards for finding answers, not for providing an answer fitting some narrow requirements not part of the original question. The bounty will be awarded at the end even if none of the ...
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Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible