What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 150 Stack Exchange communities.

I have an answer posted on a question with a bounty. The bounty will expire in a few hours and no new answers have been posted in a few days. My answer currently stands to win the auto-accepted half bounty. My question is, can I ask the questioner to award me the full bounty, or is that wrong?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 5 down vote accepted

Without seeing the specific question or answer, I'd have to say in general that that would be wrong. If the questioner had gotten the answer they needed, they probably would have awarded the bounty. Remember that they still lose the full amount regardless of whether or not they award the full amount, so there's really no incentive for them to just let it expire.

share|improve this answer
Thanks, I'll hope they check in soon. – David Kanarek Jan 25 '10 at 4:40

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .