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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 JSONBog, Troggy, BinaryMisfit Oct 22 '09 at 19:37

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

Ahem:… – JSONBog 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

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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