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The bounty hunter hat for Winter bash 2013 isn't given when the question is put on-hold.

It happens for this question: Why do I need a tokenizer for each language?

For this user: http://stackoverflow.com/users/610569/alvas#winter-bash (i.e. me =) )

Why? and should the hat be given? Is it a bug?

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Did you actually win the bounty? Doesn't look like you were ever awarded it. –  Martin Smith Dec 29 '13 at 13:36
    
lolz, this page says so: stackoverflow.com/users/610569/alvas?tab=reputation –  alvas Dec 29 '13 at 13:37
    
Ah right. There is no +100 next to the answer either (as usually shown). Hence me wondering. –  Martin Smith Dec 29 '13 at 13:39
    
ahahahaa, a self-created hack =) –  alvas Dec 29 '13 at 13:40
    
I think the user, i.e. stackoverflow.com/users/610569/alvas, put up the bounty for the question and the questions gets put on-hold. So the points returned to the user but bounty isn't awarded but he is also the answerer with the most votes. LOLZ... –  alvas Dec 29 '13 at 13:41
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It looks like a moderator cancelled the bounty and returned it to the one who put it up to close the question. –  3ventic Dec 29 '13 at 13:43
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You can never "win" your own bounty. –  Martin Smith Dec 29 '13 at 13:47

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

There is no hat for starting a bounty.

The two bounty related hats are:

  1. Bounty Hunter: win a bounty
  2. Make It Rain: award a bounty

When closing a question with a bounty, moderator must first "cancel" the bounty, it's not being awarded to anyone thus neither hat is granted.

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lolz... ........ –  alvas Dec 29 '13 at 13:46
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@2er0 from this reply I understand you knew this and was just asking for fun? –  Shadow Wizard Dec 29 '13 at 14:31
    
nope, i was seriously wondering for at least 15 mins before figuring out what really happened because i saw +100 and bounty and on-hold and no hat so i thought they don't sort of relate. –  alvas Dec 29 '13 at 14:34

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