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How does the bounty system work?

I would like to know if you lose points before or after awarding a bounty.

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marked as duplicate by waiwai933, Jeff Atwood Jun 13 '11 at 6:20

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Points are deducted as soon as the bounty is created/offered.

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

As soon as you make the bounty, you lose the points.

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The bounty is subtracted from your reputation when the bounty is started on your question by you.

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