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The bounty to one of my answers wasn't awarded to me when in fact the user that asked the question accepted my answer 2 days before it ended. Why would this happen? The bounty help states that if the user that asked the question selects an answer that the user who answered the question would receive the bounty.

This is the question: English Dictionaries and Thesaurus for .Net Applications?

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It takes some time for the system to auto-award the bounty. It's only listing that the grace period has expired. It has not yet determined if the bounty should be auto-awarded. When the time comes, it should award it to you, assuming that the OP accepted your answer during the bounty period.

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Ah so I'm just impatient... ok thanks! –  Nate-Wilkins Sep 19 '12 at 1:58
@Nate: Just for reference, if the bounty notice is still present on the question, the system hasn't decided yet. –  animuson Sep 19 '12 at 2:00
Ok that's a nice reference then. –  Nate-Wilkins Sep 19 '12 at 2:01
Just to clarify - you're referring to "This question had a bounty worth X reputation from Y that ended yesterday; grace period has ended" as the bounty notice? I'm in a similar situation with an accepted answer (during the 7 day bounty period) that only received 1 upvote, and would just like to ensure that I'm not misreading the FAQ. –  Sara Oct 2 '12 at 22:03
Nevermind, I was indeed awarded the full bounty. Perhaps the bounty section in the FAQ could elaborate on this. –  Sara Oct 2 '12 at 22:50

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