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How does the bounty system work?

I want to know, if I put bounty on my question then will points from my reputation be deducted when I place or when I award the bounty?

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marked as duplicate by animuson, Andrew's a Unitato, Lance Roberts, Bart, Pops Jan 31 '13 at 20:52

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I had read this already but was not so sure if i understood everything correctly. Please dont downgrade me –  AshReva Jan 31 '13 at 20:46
    
From the possible dupe: "The bounty award will be subtracted from your reputation when the bounty is started, not when it is awarded." –  Bart Jan 31 '13 at 20:52
    
Please dont downgrade me I shall give you a downvote for that. –  Doorknob Jan 31 '13 at 21:57
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The reputation points will be deducted immediately from your total when you place the bounty.

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