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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 your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with a minimum score of 2 will be awarded half the ...


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Yes - choosing to only answer bountied questions is fine as long as each post adheres generally to the help center guidelines. Also, consider that the community gives and takes reputation points by voting. If you create a perception of taking more than you give - that can take time and effort to overcome. We haven't had to suspend or ban anyone for ...


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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 what you got. If it results in a great answer, awesome. In this case, you determine that it did not generate a sufficient answer from someone other than you (and ...


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26 is what is left after the bounty. A bounty is removed from your rep the moment you offer it, not when you award it to an answer. You lose that rep even if you don't then offer it to anyone. Essentially the user gets 1 rep when joining, received an association bonus of 100 for having sufficient rep on another SE site, earned 25 points on AD to total 126,...


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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 hour grace period) and no answer has two upvotes or more, the bounty will expire without any points being awarded (the bountier will not recoup any of the ...


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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 minimum score of 2 will be awarded half the bounty amount (or the full amount, if the answer is also accepted). If two or more eligible answers have the same score (...


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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 scheduled task that looks for bounties in grace period mode and emails all users about it). The bounty was formally removed due to an expired grace period on Jan ...


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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, even in the case where the asker and the poster of the bounty are the same person. In this case, the poster actually left a note: "Update 2: The bounty and the ...


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Two factors will increase the minumum bounty. If you answered the question, you start at 100 for a bounty. If you offer multiple bounties on one post, it increases exact iteration.


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Welcome to Ask Different! You're doing exactly what the bounty system was intended for — it's promoted a question that people haven't answered1 so that it's more noticeable. You seeing the question and then answering it is perfectly fine and encouraged! Providing you don't just answer bountied questions, I see no reason why bounty hunting is bad, as was ...


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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 instead be told when it has expired that he has a couple of days to award it, and will get bugged to do so. I think if the OP does not specifically award it, it ...


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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 this post. If it's just about making sure you were looking in the right place, here is where would expect to see the button on Safari without any content ...


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Thanks, I've reached out to the user. Moderators can cancel bounties if needed.


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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 with the reason "Draw attention" The bounty ended on Jan 15 with no additional answers (from OP) The email reminder was received on Jan 17 after the ...


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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 answers meets your detailed requirements. Also: why is it important that an answer lays within specific parameters as long as it solves the question asked? There ...


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The person offering the bounty can award it to any answer - including one that meets your description above. It's an answer, it could be awarded bounty by the person that initiated the bounty (as long as it wasn't their answer too, I presume). If that fails to happen, the system will not award half the bounty since no answer has two votes (and even if one ...


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