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It says in the faq:

If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with at least 2 upvotes will be awarded half the bounty amount. If there's no answer meeting that criteria, the bounty is not awarded to anyone.

Then why I did not get half of bounty for this question: How to use Callback function to get language in Tizen?

I need to mention that the author accepted the answer and then declined it; might have something to do with that.

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Hm. The only answer was posted after the bounty started, it got two upvotes during the bounty period (the last one being 21 minutes before the end, at 12:03 and the bounty ending at 12:24). It should have been rewarded. –  Gnoupi Aug 31 '12 at 12:47
    
Perhaps the awarding script is run in batches, and you need to give it a little more time? –  Martijn Pieters Aug 31 '12 at 12:48
    
@MartijnPieters - since the bounty message is updated, I doubt it. –  Gnoupi Aug 31 '12 at 12:49
    
@Gnoupi I would read the FAQ in the same manner :) –  Eduard Florinescu Aug 31 '12 at 12:49
    
@Gnoupi: Why can't the bounty message be automated on page load, separately from awarding the bounty? It's only been a few minutes past the end of the grace period, give it some time. –  Martijn Pieters Aug 31 '12 at 12:50
    
It could be that the accepting, unaccepting, accepting, unaccepting toggling has thrown things off. If you don't get the half-bounty award in the next 24 hours, flag it for moderator attention, pointing to the timeline perhaps. –  Martijn Pieters Aug 31 '12 at 12:52
    
@MartijnPieters - actually, I don't know, I'm not really knowledgeable in this area. It could, I guess. –  Gnoupi Aug 31 '12 at 12:53
    
@MartijnPieters Ok I will do that ! –  Eduard Florinescu Aug 31 '12 at 12:54
    
possible duplicate of How does the bounty system work? –  Martijn Pieters Sep 3 '12 at 9:13

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

It was a matter of time, half of the bounty is now attributed.

Bounty Ended with 25 reputation awarded by Community♦ occurred 14 mins ago (2012-08-31 13:30:08Z)

The script checking the criteria for the bounty doesn't execute right away, but at set times. Apparently, it happened a little more than one hour later.


Extract from the FAQ: How does the bounty system work?

What is automatic awarding?

Twenty-four hours after the end of the bounty period, if the bounty starter has not manually awarded the bounty, an eligible answer can be automatically awarded half the bounty amount.(...)

So apparently, it can take up to 24 hours

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did you receive the 2 upvotes after the 7 days + grace period or before?

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Before, see stackoverflow.com/posts/12048463/timeline –  Martijn Pieters Aug 31 '12 at 12:46
    
Before, the grace period ended a few minutes ago –  Eduard Florinescu Aug 31 '12 at 12:47
    
If it just ended a few minutes ago, give it some more time. Badges usually take a while to appear (sometimes a few minutes, sometimes a few hours) because the scripts that check for the criteria run at set times. –  Jim Aug 31 '12 at 12:50
    
@Jim Ok, didn't know that, –  Eduard Florinescu Aug 31 '12 at 12:55

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