I was just wondering if this sounds wrong:
Reputation is never given, it is earned by convincing fellow users that you know what you’re talking about.
But when you get bounty awards you are given reputation from the user whom submitted the bounty?
To give what you have to another, in this case they are giving reputation to who ever answers it in time or gets accepted.
Can someone please fill in my blanks here as I am a little confused here? :)