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Unfortunately I have awarded a bounty to the wrong answer while I wanted to award it to another answer. Can I take back my points to award someone else's answer?

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By the way, if you mark an answer as accepted while the bounty is still active, I think it automatically give the bounty to that answer. –  Shadow Wizard Nov 7 '12 at 13:27
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@ Sha Wiz Dow Ard Unfortunatley is not giving the points to the marked answear :| –  RulerNature Nov 7 '12 at 14:06
    
Because you did that after granting the bounty.. –  Shadow Wizard Nov 7 '12 at 14:13

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No, this is not possible.

You can start a new bounty and award it to the correct answer.

It may be possible for a dev to do this for you - if so, I am sure they can post here and confirm if possible.

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cool, but this is a wrong behaivior because if a dumb by mistake press that bounty award button ... a nice feature is to have a behaviour like accepted answear option... and if someone give you a better answear to award that answear! –  RulerNature Nov 7 '12 at 12:56
    
Btw, it's "answer", not "answear". –  Bart Nov 7 '12 at 12:57
    
No, it is not wrong. The assumption is that people are careful when awarding bounties. –  Oded Nov 7 '12 at 12:57
    
@RulerNature This is by design so people aren't juggling about large amounts of reputation. You should try to make sure if is the correct answer before you award. They're one-time things to award, not a method to juggle to the best answer at any time. it's meant to get answers fast. –  hexafraction Nov 7 '12 at 12:58
    
@Oded yes but when the things are dynamically designed I think is a better way –  RulerNature Nov 7 '12 at 13:03
    
@RulerNature - I have no idea what that means. –  Oded Nov 7 '12 at 13:04
    
@RulerNature Nor do I. Please elaborate. –  hexafraction Nov 7 '12 at 13:10
    
@Oded,@ObsessiveSSO it means to have a button like take your points back till bounty will expire or to award another answer. –  RulerNature Nov 7 '12 at 13:22
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@RulerNature you get big and very clear message asking you to confirm before giving the bounty. We can't really ask for more. It's not one misclick, it's at least two, plus misread of messages. Sometimes one have to pay for his mistakes, it's really not the end of the world. –  Shadow Wizard Nov 7 '12 at 13:22
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@Sha Wiz Dow Ard yes I know but I'm upset because I don't awarded correct answer. –  RulerNature Nov 7 '12 at 13:24
    
For the record, moderators can cancel active bounty (thus refunding the points) but can't "roll back" bounty that was already given. Devs can do anything with direct access to the database, but can't see any reason for any divine intervention like this on such a case. –  Shadow Wizard Nov 7 '12 at 13:24
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@RulerNature fair enough and you have full right to be upset, but I disagree that we should have ability to do what you suggest. –  Shadow Wizard Nov 7 '12 at 13:25

No, once the bounty is set, there is no way to retrieve the points back, cancel or change the bounty. It says so when you are trying to start a bounty too.

In your case you could try to contact the support, or just live with it.

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cool, but this is a wrong behaivior because if a dumb by mistake press that bounty award button ... a nice feature is to have a behaviour like accepted answear option... and if someone give you a better answear to award that answear! –  RulerNature Nov 7 '12 at 12:55
    
Nope, just be careful awarding. It's not all that hard. –  Bart Nov 7 '12 at 12:56

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