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I asked this question about a month ago and opened a bounty on it last week. Of all of the answers given none of them correctly solved the problem so I never accepted one. Now that the bounty is over the system auto-selected an answer with 2 votes, instead of selecting another answer with 9 votes. What happened?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

That answer was posted before the bounty was set, which makes it ineligible to be auto-selected.

You can see the rules surrounding bounties in the Bounty FAQ question.

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Ah, that's too bad. Auto-accepted answer was definitely not a winner- and neither was the highest voted one, but it was of a substantially higher quality. – Nathan Taylor May 13 '10 at 22:32

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