I asked this question on SO, put a 50 point bounty on it and awarded the bounty to a user's answer. The question was subsequently and unfairly migrated to DBA. Furthermore, the bounty was stripped from the user and I was not credited back the 50 points.. What happened to these points?
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I've deleted the stub of your question on Stack Overflow, after which the rep you offered for the bounty was returned (less the reputation gained from the up-votes that were on the question).
It's confusing only because the rep awarded for the bounty is attached to the answer (which is deleted immediately upon migration), while the reputation paid for offering the bounty is attached to the question (which normally isn't deleted until some time later).
None of this is all that "fair" of course - the guy who worked to provide the answer still loses out on the bounty. Good reason to migrate early or not at all.
Like all bounty points, they were dead to you from the moment you placed the bounty. They're never automatically restored under any circumstances (although perhaps mods or developers have the ability to do it manually.)
It's a shame that the answerer lost the points, but again, points don't transfer when questions are moved, that's just the way it works.
Now, for what it's worth, I agree with the move; that's absolutely a question about database administration, and not a question about programming.