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While performing some janitorial cleanup on an answer (as it has been deleted and I think only 10K users can see it, here is the link to the question), I came through the following comment from an infuriated user:

You never promised an example. You said "figure it out yourself". Look at my rep points- I gave them away to a meaningless question out of frustration. – Anonymous yesterday

I found evidence (-300 rep points) in his rep history that he started a bounty on this question., but the bounty is not showing there, and I don't understand what is happening.

Help appreciated.

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Ha! As he wrote I gave them away I never thought he meant ... I gave them away ... to me :) Tnx! – Dr. belisarius Jan 24 '11 at 5:58

The user awarded the bounty to his own answer, as evidenced by the revision history of the question. To prevent gaming of the bounty system (because it gives these questions extra notice), self-awards are not given the bounty.

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