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I accepted this answer for this question before the bounty period ended.

Why was only half of it awarded to the answerer?

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marked as duplicate by Grace Note, Jon Seigel, Aarobot, Ladybug Killer, Andreas Bonini Sep 19 '10 at 10:37

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

I don't really want to mark this as a duplicate of this one, only because there are at least 3 reports from even earlier about this. So give me a moment~ ♪ – Grace Note Sep 17 '10 at 16:08
I'll settle for this one. It's about not getting the bounty at all, but the reason is exactly the same, and is what Popular points out below. – Grace Note Sep 17 '10 at 16:14
up vote 2 down vote accepted

The bounty rules have changed; awarding bounties is now a separate action from accepting answers.

The details are available in the blog post.

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