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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, Diago 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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