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I answered a bounty question. My answer has 4 up-votes and the rest have 0 votes. The bounty expired earlier today. I don't see the points from the bounty anywhere. What's going on?

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Got a link to the bounty question in question? –  Troggy Nov 10 '09 at 15:53
    
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If you want another free bounty, link your accounts (see the "accounts" tab on your profile). Free rep. –  Marc Gravell Nov 10 '09 at 16:01

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Was your answer posted before or after the bounty was added? It must be after (I think edits count, but don't quote me).

Also, there is sometimes a delay of a few hours in awarding the bounty.

In some very rare cases the bounty has been redacted by mods - usually to migrate the question between sites.

See the blog (re what happens if [the OP] doesn't accept an answer):

Any answer that was a) provided after the bounty period started and b) has 2 or more upvotes is automatically accepted after 7 days.


Edit; now you've posted the question number, I can see that you posted after the bounty...

Bounty creation of 300 rep on question id = 1643636 Nov 3 at 15:02

answered Nov 6 at 17:46 Gonzalo

So I expect it is just the delay. Give it an hour or so...

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It was posted after the bounty was added. If it's just a delay, I'll mark this answer as accepted when I see the points showing up. Thanks. –  Gonzalo Nov 10 '09 at 15:58
    
Looks like the bounty just showed up. Problem solved. –  mmyers Nov 10 '09 at 16:03
    
Nice. The bounty points are there now. Thanks! –  Gonzalo Nov 10 '09 at 16:04
    
I'm thinking that edit's to an answer posted before the bounty was set don't count as I never got the bounty that was offered on this: serverfault.com/questions/55532/hardening-wordpress-on-iis6 –  squillman Nov 10 '09 at 17:54

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