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I had posted a question and offered bounty of +50 on it. I guess it was around 7 hours left for the bounty to expire, and I received an answer. This was the only answer for the question, and the answer was also correct. But now after getting an answer, the question says "start a bounty". It doesn't show my offered bounty. Where has the bounty lost? How did it expire before the expiry time? I even accepted the answer as correct and upvoted the answer. But I am unable to offer the bounty to the person who answered the question.

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Did you looked at : faq and meta.stackexchange.com/questions/16065/… ? When did the bounty disappeared? After the answer had been posted? –  M'vy Jun 23 '11 at 10:17
    
Yes @M'vy. As soon as the answer was posted, the bounty disappeared. Although I got a reminder email that the bounty will expire in 23 hours. This email was received at 08:54 PM yesterday. So it should expire at around 08:00 PM today. Right now it is 03:50 PM, but the bounty is expired. Strange ! –  Hasan Jun 23 '11 at 10:50

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

This was my bug, which has been fixed. I've also refunded your bounty.

If you want to start the bounty again, I'll make sure that Syeda gets the award.

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Thanks @Jarrod Dixon –  Hasan Jun 24 '11 at 10:31
    
@Hasan - doh, we had just deployed some code that would allow developers to award bounties (a configuration option, off by default), but you beat me to it! –  Jarrod Dixon Jun 27 '11 at 0:04

This indeed strange, bounty got expired exactly 7 hours before it should.

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ref: http://stackoverflow.com/posts/6058381/revisions

And the answer is posted few minutes after bounty is expired.

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Weird! A time zone misconfiguration perhaps? –  Pëkka Jun 23 '11 at 10:26
    
@Pekka, could be, I can't think of anything other than that. –  YOU Jun 23 '11 at 10:36
    
Even I think that the issue would be due to what @Pekka said. –  Hasan Jun 23 '11 at 10:52
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@Pekka: Maybe this is related? Introduction of new features often introduces new bugs. –  Hendrik Vogt Jun 23 '11 at 11:41
    
@Hendrik oh, that was implemented? Great! Yeah, it might indeed have to do with that. –  Pëkka Jun 23 '11 at 11:42

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