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There was a bounty on a question, but after completion of the bounty period, the half bounty was not awarded. The answer is here.

Why was the bounty not awarded?

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"answer my question, but don't give me the correct answer, I know it already." Do you have a point, or are you saving it for later? –  Piskvor Sep 10 '10 at 7:24
    
Any question that's tagged with every required tag should probably be auto-deleted; I don't think I've ever seen one that should be kept around –  Michael Mrozek Sep 10 '10 at 21:14

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

As the FAQ says, "the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with at least 2 upvotes will be awarded half the bounty amount".
Your answer was created before the bounty was awarded, thus you couldn't receive the bounty automatically.

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I am not so sure. First he says half the bounty was awarded, then he says none. I guess we are both right :) However looking at the question there is no bounty that was awarded. –  Diago Sep 10 '10 at 7:32
    
@Diago: I don't see any deleted answers, no awarded bounties and no answers that would have been applicable anyway, so... :) Lets hope this gets implemented at some point so clarifying such things would be easier. –  Georg Fritzsche Sep 10 '10 at 7:42

dont post faq link i knew it already

Well then why are you asking? Seriously? From the FAQ (That you already knew about):

If you do not award your bounty within 7 days, the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with at least 2 upvotes will be awarded half the bounty amount.

I.e. The person that posted the bounty did not come back to award it, and the system did so automatically.

The Good News The bounty system works as designed.

Update

Georg correctly identified that there was no qualifying criteria to allocate the bounty, also I can't find any proof that there ever was a bounty on the question at all.

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There was no bounty awarded automatically as there was no applicable answer. –  Georg Fritzsche Sep 10 '10 at 7:16

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