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So I noticed my accepted answer rate went to 79% on SO. I went to mark answers on a couple of ancient questions that never got answered properly.

However, for one of these I cannot mark an answer.

The question in question is Using canvas to grab pixel data from page

What does one do when this happens?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

You set a 150 point bounty in the past that has now lapsed.

The question failed to get any new answers with +2 which would have been eligible for half the bounty on offer under auto-accept conditions.

Since you also did not check the mark before the close of the bounty period, you can now no longer check any answer as accepted in future.

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Looks like the bounty was set on 2010-02-03 –  random Mar 26 '10 at 5:39
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Ah yes indeed, I forgot about the bounty. So its not possible to accept even after the bounty expires? Interesting –  Darko Z Mar 26 '10 at 5:43
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@Darko: Only after the bounty expires, it's not possible to accept. –  fretje Mar 26 '10 at 8:46

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