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Winnerless bounties

What happens if Bounty expires after Seven Days and you have not selected an answer ?

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marked as duplicate by XMLbog, Troggy, BinaryMisfit Oct 22 '09 at 19:37

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Ahem: blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/01/… – XMLbog Oct 22 '09 at 19:30
declined in favor of the dupe – Joel Coehoorn Oct 22 '09 at 19:42
What is declined? – OscarRyz Oct 22 '09 at 19:51

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The highest voted answer provided after the bounty started will be automatically accepted and receive half the bounty provided it has 2 or more votes.

This is explained in the /faq on each site.

For a more detailed explanation see:

How does the bounty system work?

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