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Hi I put bounty on someone else's question.

I've answered it (using a google search) and so has someone else. I can't get my answer to work and his/her answer doesn't apply to me. (though it may do to the origional asker), my answer is higher voted.

Should I award the bounty to them?


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The bounty is for your benefit; if it was important enough to the person who asked the question then he or she would have started his/her own bounty and awarded it to whichever answer was acceptable to them.

Award the bounty to whichever answer is most useful to you. That's the idea. Just keep in mind that you won't get any points if you award it to yourself.

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Ugh. More people using "points" or... gasp "exp" instead of "reputation". – Hello71 Nov 21 '10 at 17:01
hey, I am all about the "points" – Kortuk Nov 21 '10 at 21:19
@Hello: I always refer to it as "reputation" when I'm referring to the number itself. When referring to a gain or loss, I use the terms "rep points" or just "points" interchangeably. I don't really see the problem. – Aarobot Nov 21 '10 at 23:21

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