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I accidentally clicked on the bounty option on my question and the confirmation box. I lost my 100 reputations. I want to cancel that bounty option on my question, because I got the answer from another source. This is my question: passing file name to R from javascript using Rook package. How can I cancel the that bounty? Removing question won't help as I want to keep reputation that I have got on it.

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marked as duplicate by Frédéric Hamidi, ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd, Hugo Dozois, ben is uǝq backwards, LittleBobbyTables Jun 5 '13 at 19:02

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See What's reputation on how to get more rep. – Dan Pichelman Jun 5 '13 at 16:59
How do you accidentally click a link and confirmation? – Oded Jun 5 '13 at 18:42
@Oded, unicorn intoxication, most probably. – Frédéric Hamidi Jun 5 '13 at 18:43
Did you ask the last question the search engine of [meta]? I'm sure that it can answer it. – Johannes Kuhn Jun 5 '13 at 18:43
@Oded He was holding enter. – ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd Jun 5 '13 at 18:43
Amazingly, this has happened before – LittleBobbyTables Jun 5 '13 at 18:43
@Frédéric Hamidi: What. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Jun 5 '13 at 18:48
@Bolt, don't worry, from your username everyone believes you're a mechanical unicorn. You're not at risk. – Frédéric Hamidi Jun 5 '13 at 18:50
To be fair to the OP they did ask this question instantly after posting the bounty as in @LBT's duplicate. – ben is uǝq backwards Jun 5 '13 at 19:04
Though they posted a bounty on a week old self-answered question. That sounds fishy to me... – Matthew Green Jun 5 '13 at 19:13
According to the Reputation Tab and the revison history Will♦ has removed the bounty. – Johannes Kuhn Jun 7 '13 at 13:26

You cannot cancel the bounty. You cannot get your reputation back.

While mods to technically have the ability to refund a bounty, it is reserved for special circumstances and "I didn't meant to post the bounty" isn't one of them.

You'll simply need to award it to someone.

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