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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
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How do you accidentally click a link and confirmation? –  Oded Jun 5 '13 at 18:42
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@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
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Amazingly, this has happened before –  LittleBobbyTables Jun 5 '13 at 18:43
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@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
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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

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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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