Just curious about an observation, because it just looks goofy to me. Maybe it's nothing.
This question: How to calculate the total time a user spending on an application? was asked back on June 24th and then a bounty of 350 points was placed on it by Predator. Those bounty points being subtracted don't appear anywhere in their reputation history, and yet, this user did get the
Benefactor badges at that time.
The accepted answer and bounty points were awarded to Gens. Again, those bounty points being awarded do not appear in their history.
Last week, Predator "unaccepted" the Gens answer, offered a 500 point bounty, then two days later, accepted the answer again, and awarded the 500 points. Maybe this was just a way of giving those points again if they were lost, but it's just a little weird. Why do that?
I suspect Gens and Predator (and a third account Sweety, see How to send response to asp.net webform request via other server) are all the same person or are family members, because it seems like half their bounties go to each other. To what benefit this little game is not very clear, but anyway...
- How did that first bounty disappear?
- Is using the bounty system to transfer reputation monitored?