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Can someone help explain how bounties should work in this situation:

Automatically build resource class based of XML in Java

The asker didn't award the bounty, but the answer met the criteria for automatic 50% bounty before the grace period. Reading the FAQ, I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be awarded.

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I voted to close this as a duplicate, but I now realize that the actual question asked isn't the same, even if it was answered as though it were. –  Jeremy Banks Jan 18 '12 at 0:01
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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Nick Craver explains this in Miscalculation of grace period?:

The bounty auto-award job does indeed run once an hour, there may be a gap between when the bounty ends and when that runs that you'll see an oddity like this, it's normal.

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Yes indeed, patience is a virtue: I just received the full amount. I re-read the bounty FAQ: while the delay isn't mentioned, I now realise that due to the answer being accepted the full bounty would be awarded in any case, but only at the time of expiration. Thanks! –  Danny Thomas Jan 18 '12 at 0:07
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