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I asked this question: How to properly call server-side ASP.NET from jQuery object literal and return data to jQuery

It has a bounty on that expires in 2 days.

It has an answer that I think is exactly what I want.

The thing is, I won't have the time to test it in my scenario before the bounty runs out.

What's the best plan of action in a case like this?

What I would prefer to do was to let the bounty run out and then award him the 50 points in the future (when I tested that the solution was what I needed) by using the Reward existing answer option.

Is this considered a bad solution on SO - and is there a proper solution to this according to SO guidelines?

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There's a grace period (I think 24 hours) after the bounty expires, during which you can still award it. Does that suffice? If you don't award it yourself before the grace period ended, and there is an eligible answer (posted after the bounty was started, gained at least two upvotes), that [or one of them, if several] is awarded half the bounty by the system. –  Daniel Fischer Sep 12 '12 at 15:47
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If the grace period is not enough and you need to start a new bounty to reward the answer, keep in mind that it will have to be bigger than the current bounty. –  Jim Sep 12 '12 at 15:56
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Also note that the answer you like will automatically get half the bounty if you let the bounty run out, since it was posted during the bounty period, achieved a score >=2 and didn't get outscored by any other answer posted during the bounty period. –  Pops Sep 12 '12 at 17:03
    
Thanks for all the informative responds, they were very helpful. Based on that I guess it's just up to me to decide what to do. Thanks again. –  Aske B. Sep 12 '12 at 19:25
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That looks like a great answer, even if it does not help you. Don't let the bounty expire just because you don't have the time to test. The answerer spend quite some time writing down that post. Reward. –  Arjan Sep 12 '12 at 21:22
    
@Arjan Yeah I agree. I've started to gain enough reputation to be able to afford it too, so I'll give it to him. Thanks for making me realize that. –  Aske B. Sep 13 '12 at 7:11
    
You already "paid" for the bounty when you started it. You would not get that refunded anyhow! That alone, of course, does not imply you should always award a bounty. But this looks nice to me. –  Arjan Sep 13 '12 at 10:49

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