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This user has currently only 129 points. And he had placed a bounty of 550 points for a question. If somebody rightly answers this, from whose account does this 550 points come from?

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

Once the bounty is created, the points are removed in anticipation of a future answer. The 129 rep that you see now is the result after bounty-rep deletion.

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Yea, the -500 is reflected in the reputation tab/graph – o.k.w Feb 15 '10 at 5:37
thanks..i get it now – Suraj Chandran Feb 16 '10 at 14:43
Came across this same thing today, though oh wow, SO is giving loans. – mxmissile Apr 21 '10 at 19:14

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