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It's well documented that bounty questions whose bounty period expires without an accepted answer have some delay in auto-accepting an answer (here and here). Is it possible for the OP to accept an answer on an expired bounty question after the bounty period expires and before the auto-accept job runs? If so, can the user accept any answer or only the one that would have been selected by the auto-accept feature?

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Whee! I love race conditions! – mmyers Dec 4 '09 at 18:51
possible duplicate of Why an answer can't be accepted after an unresolved bounty? – ChrisF May 15 '10 at 17:58

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I'm pretty sure I've had full rep (i.e. not the half-rep for auto-selection) from a bounty question after it formally expired, with a comment from the OP at the same time, so yes, in theory this is (or at some point: was) possible.

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