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I like rep as much as anyone else but I am curious as to how this happened. The answer was quickly accepted so that should out-rule a bounty.

Is this a bug? I noticed the gain my actual rep number as well.

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

The answer has a yellow border.

That tells you it's a bounty accepted answer.

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How did he assign a bounty to his question without waiting the two days? – rlb.usa Apr 16 '10 at 17:48
@rlb What do you mean? it was asked on April 8th – juan Apr 16 '10 at 17:49
And it was answered shortly after - you can't assign a bounty right away on a new question, you have to wait three days? – rlb.usa Apr 16 '10 at 17:50
The bounty was placed after 2 days, and it was awarded to your answer manually. Manual acceptance can be done on any answer. You are thinking about the rules for auto acceptance. – juan Apr 16 '10 at 17:51
The answer was only accepted recently. Hence, he probably posted a bounty to see if he could get any better answers, and when none showed up, yours became accepted. And you reap the bounty. – Grace Note Apr 16 '10 at 17:53
Thanks! (I can accept this answer in 8 minutes 15 characters) – rlb.usa Apr 16 '10 at 17:53
@rlb just so we're clear -- you must wait 2 days before starting a bounty, and you must wait 1 day after starting a bounty. So 3 days is as fast as it can possibly be done, ever. – Jeff Atwood Apr 16 '10 at 18:24

Looks like there was a bounty on the question -- outlined check mark.

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