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When can I not give a bounty to myself?

I've looked through the FAQ but haven't found the answer.

If you answer your own question, and add a bounty on the question, can you award the bounty to yourself?

Or, if you add a bounty to someone else's question, and answer that question, can you win that bounty?

Update: it seems you cannot. If this is not already there, can we add this to the FAQ?

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marked as duplicate by Jeremy Banks, BinaryMisfit, Toon Krijthe, kiamlaluno, Michael Mrozek Nov 21 '11 at 22:24

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@Jeremy Banks: That's new! So basically it's up to the system to figure out who gets the bounty then... – BoltClock's a Unicorn Nov 21 '11 at 18:59

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Once you offer a bounty, the rep is gone for good.

You can chose your own answer for a question you have offered a bounty for, but you can't reclaim the bounty rep.

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