Yesterday I replied to a question that had posted a bounty of +500. Today I don't see the bounty - how is this possible?
This is the question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/613183
I am confused, for I am fairly certain there was a bounty offered - and that was not from the OP but a 3rd person. The question is asked long time ago but the bounty was placed during the last week. I even think this was the only question "featured" for tag
python. The value +500 seemed high indeed for fairly simple question, so I refreshed and double-checked... a few times :). I think it was saying something like 5 days remaining or such.
Alas today there is no trace from bounty... Is it possible? Aren't such events 'journaled' to the question - bounty offered, bounty canceled etc?
There was activity by others on the question yesterday (Daishiman, mykhal) which makes me think i am not the only one confused.
So... is it possible at all a bounty placed to be canceled?
PS. I have not seen the
500 marker by the most popular answer, so i did not know the bounty has been awarded. While it makes me look stupid, I have an excuse:
The reason was that i had answers sorted by "Newest" and not by "Votes", so that answer was next to last, at the very end and i did not see it! The reason of the sort order was, I was thinking - since someone adds bounty, they must not be happy with the existing answers and we are interested only in the new ones. Also, i searched in the web page (ctrl-f) for "bount", "award" etc. While now i know the blue
500 indicates bounty award, in general there is no marker how to search for bounty of any amount....
I had even found the http://stackoverflow.com/posts/613183/timeline page (don't even remember how i found that URL but doesn't that tell you I did a lot of due diligence!) for the question but there was no trace of any bounty ever existed, nor who offered it and was it canceled or awarded... isn't that weird, the lack of journaling of such events?