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I, by mistake, put a bounty on the following question:

How to use the both JavaScript validation and validation for a control

It now says

This question has an open bounty worth +150 reputation from Ramesh Rajendran ending in 7 days.

I did not intend to do this and only clicked on the bounty link to see what this functionality was all about. Now I seem to have put a bounty on the question and my reputation dropped by 150 points.

I would like to undo this? Is that possible, and if so, how?

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You can't. Why would you want to? The bounty process has several steps and a confirmation. Why did you go through it in the first place? – Bart Apr 22 '13 at 19:04
Because My point's is decrease ! – RameshRams Apr 22 '13 at 19:05
Yep, that's how the bounty system works.… – Bart Apr 22 '13 at 19:05
Oh ! Thank you so much for the link . – RameshRams Apr 22 '13 at 19:06
Especially given the bounty reason I'm assuming this was a mistake? If so, flag the question and explain the situation using the "other" option. Maybe it can be refunded. But that's not at all certain and usually doesn't happen. – Bart Apr 22 '13 at 19:08
Did you want to award yourself 150 reputation points, which you assume came from thin air? – juan Apr 22 '13 at 19:08
Important safety tip: do not use a feature until you understand the feature. – LittleBobbyTables Apr 22 '13 at 19:09
No . I don't know that . I clicked for reason is what is the functionality here ?, So i checked that . But now i understand that !! it's okay – RameshRams Apr 22 '13 at 19:10
@RameshRajendran Can happen. Just be careful next time. Otherwise you'll never catch up with Jon Skeet. – Bart Apr 22 '13 at 19:11
@Bart oh thanks .really thanks.. I cached it . But sorry . next time i did not try this – RameshRams Apr 22 '13 at 19:14
Come on, guys: Stop down voting. He doesn't deserve a question ban because he made a mistake... (he'll never catch Jon if he can't ask questions!) – Undo Apr 22 '13 at 19:55
Oh @Undo you are a great man .Thanks for your support ! – RameshRams Apr 22 '13 at 19:57
@RameshRajendran You're welcome. We're all together in the effort to overthrow Skeet. – Undo Apr 22 '13 at 19:58
@Undo Rep on meta is different from rep on SO proper; downvotes here don't affect meta rep. It's really hard to get a question ban on meta. You pretty much need to be trying to get one. Finally, this question does not demonstrate much research effort; there are lots of questions on this topic, as well as it being covered in the FAQ. That's an acceptable reason to downvote it. – Servy Apr 22 '13 at 21:03
@Servy Eh? Downvotes here on MSO absolutely affect meta rep. Or did you mean downvotes here don't affect Stack Overflow rep? :) – Adam Lear Apr 22 '13 at 22:29
up vote 21 down vote accepted

Normally, once a bounty is placed, it cannot be removed, under any circumstances. Well, that's not true; Moderators will sometimes remove bounties that were strategically placed only to keep a question from being closed, when said question should be closed. (that situation obviously does not apply to your bounty)

I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt, and I have done something you should never expect to happen again: I have refunded/removed the bounty on the question you linked. Another user flagged it and pointed to this discussion, and I am inclined to chalk that up to a language-confusion issue.

The main reason I am doing this is because you came here almost instantly upon realizing your mistake - not after a few days of gaining the benefit of a bounty (increased attention for the question), and because I think you may have misunderstood how it all works.

But don't do that again, because you won't get another bounty refunded. :)

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Thanks again sir ! – RameshRams Apr 22 '13 at 19:20
+1 for being a Good Guy Mod! – Polynomial Apr 22 '13 at 20:19
@Polynomial Hey... where'd you get that pic of me smoking a... umm... cigarette...?? – Andrew Barber Apr 22 '13 at 20:26
+1, if I were a mod I honestly would not have done this :D – Doorknob Apr 22 '13 at 20:51
It'd be funny if you got a reversal badge for this. +1 – djechlin Apr 22 '13 at 20:55
@Doorknob then why'd you upvote? Did you now learn something new so that if you become a mod in the future you would do this? – djechlin Apr 22 '13 at 20:56
The mods seem to be in a good mood, quick everyone upvote your favourite feature-request! (I know it's not typically mods that implement these). – George Duckett Apr 22 '13 at 20:56
@GeorgeDuckett Not sure if that was just a typo or if it was intentional and you don't actually want anyone to go and upvote a feature request... – Servy Apr 22 '13 at 20:57
@Servy: It was meant in jest. I hopefully implied they should only upvote a feature-request they agree with. :) – George Duckett Apr 22 '13 at 20:58
@Servy: Just realised you might be referring to my typo in the tag link. Fixed now. – George Duckett Apr 22 '13 at 21:00
@GeorgeDuckett Upvote [s]all[/s] none of the things! – Servy Apr 22 '13 at 21:00
@GeorgeDuckett Yeah, the typo could have been intentional, to imply that there are no feature requests worth upvoting... – Servy Apr 22 '13 at 21:00
@djechlin Because he went above and beyond to help this user even though most people would have said 'meh' and done nothing. – Doorknob Apr 22 '13 at 21:03
@Doorknob right so, by your own opinion you should do that should you become a mod. – djechlin Apr 22 '13 at 21:08
@AndrewBarber There's a reason I have >30k rep on Security SE... ultimate ninja stalking skills! – Polynomial Apr 22 '13 at 22:16

You can't 'remove' a bounty and get that rep back. You'll never get the rep you gave as a bounty back.

You have to reward it to someone. If you want to just get rid of it (I don't know why you would want to), you can reward it to an answer by clicking the +150 button next to an answer.

For more info, see the bounty FAQ.

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A mod can return the bounty back, though you'd have to convince them to do that. – Double AA Apr 22 '13 at 19:09
@DoubleAA "One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty." -- he wanted more reps – juan Apr 22 '13 at 19:09
@jmfsg Or he had no such intentions and simply screwed up experimenting with the system. It has happened before. – Bart Apr 22 '13 at 19:10
@jmfsg Hence he is likely to be unsuccessful at convincing the mods. This answer is however only mostly accurate. – Double AA Apr 22 '13 at 19:10
Yeah, everything is possible I guess... – juan Apr 22 '13 at 19:11
This is why you never say never. – Servy Apr 22 '13 at 19:17
@Servy Give this Andrew Barber a diamond and weird things start to happen. :) – Bart Apr 22 '13 at 19:22
@Bart This is why we can't have nice things? – Servy Apr 22 '13 at 19:23
@Bart Never give a barber a diamond – Undo Apr 22 '13 at 19:45
I thought diamonds were a barber's best friend? – LittleBobbyTables Apr 22 '13 at 19:47
@Undo I "undid" that edit. There's no need for it. Your answer is just fine for the general case. This is a mere exception given what most likely are special circumstances. Your answer is not less valid because of it. – Bart Apr 22 '13 at 19:50
@Bart OK, fine with me. This is not the edit war you are looking for. – Undo Apr 22 '13 at 19:56
Did you get the Cleanup badge yet? – Undo Apr 22 '13 at 19:56
@Undo With a username like yours I'm surprised you don't have it yet. ;) – Bart Apr 22 '13 at 19:59
I sometimes wonder how many mods have clicked on it to see what the 'undo' button does – Undo Apr 22 '13 at 20:01

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