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The activity page on the SO Community user's profileactivity page on the SO Community user's profile shows that he/she/it accepted several answers in mid-June. Why is Community accepting answers at all? At first I thought it might have something to do with Community Wiki posts or "spam/evil" posts, but the very first question on the listthe very first question on the list is a legit question, has an active, registered asker and and active, registered answerer.

While in the process of writing this question, I came to the conclusion that the Community user probably owns auto-awarded bounties. Is that the reason for these "accepted answers"? Some points for and against:

  • All of the questions on that list have bounties that could be auto-awards — that is, they are equal to half the value of a possible full bounty
  • The mouseover text on the bounties still says "This answer has been awarded bounty worth [value] by [promoter's name]" (emphasis mine); however, this is true even for obvious auto-awards like bounties worth +75, so it's probably a separate bug
  • Bounty awards are no longer tied to acceptance of an answer, per the blog
  • Surely there's been at least one auto-award since mid-June; but perhaps not coincidentally, the changes to the bounty system mentioned above were made around mid-June

I've read the FAQ pages about who the Community user is and how accepting answers works, but they didn't cover this.

The activity page on the SO Community user's profile shows that he/she/it accepted several answers in mid-June. Why is Community accepting answers at all? At first I thought it might have something to do with Community Wiki posts or "spam/evil" posts, but the very first question on the list is a legit question, has an active, registered asker and and active, registered answerer.

While in the process of writing this question, I came to the conclusion that the Community user probably owns auto-awarded bounties. Is that the reason for these "accepted answers"? Some points for and against:

  • All of the questions on that list have bounties that could be auto-awards — that is, they are equal to half the value of a possible full bounty
  • The mouseover text on the bounties still says "This answer has been awarded bounty worth [value] by [promoter's name]" (emphasis mine); however, this is true even for obvious auto-awards like bounties worth +75, so it's probably a separate bug
  • Bounty awards are no longer tied to acceptance of an answer, per the blog
  • Surely there's been at least one auto-award since mid-June; but perhaps not coincidentally, the changes to the bounty system mentioned above were made around mid-June

I've read the FAQ pages about who the Community user is and how accepting answers works, but they didn't cover this.

The activity page on the SO Community user's profile shows that he/she/it accepted several answers in mid-June. Why is Community accepting answers at all? At first I thought it might have something to do with Community Wiki posts or "spam/evil" posts, but the very first question on the list is a legit question, has an active, registered asker and and active, registered answerer.

While in the process of writing this question, I came to the conclusion that the Community user probably owns auto-awarded bounties. Is that the reason for these "accepted answers"? Some points for and against:

  • All of the questions on that list have bounties that could be auto-awards — that is, they are equal to half the value of a possible full bounty
  • The mouseover text on the bounties still says "This answer has been awarded bounty worth [value] by [promoter's name]" (emphasis mine); however, this is true even for obvious auto-awards like bounties worth +75, so it's probably a separate bug
  • Bounty awards are no longer tied to acceptance of an answer, per the blog
  • Surely there's been at least one auto-award since mid-June; but perhaps not coincidentally, the changes to the bounty system mentioned above were made around mid-June

I've read the FAQ pages about who the Community user is and how accepting answers works, but they didn't cover this.

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The activity page on the SO Community user's profile shows that he/she/it accepted several answers in mid-June. Why is Community accepting answers at all? At first I thought it might have something to do with Community Wiki posts or "spam/evil" posts, but the very first question on the list is a legit question, has an active, registered asker and and active, registered answerer.

While in the process of writing this question, I came to the conclusion that the Community user probably owns auto-awarded bounties. Is that the reason for these "accepted answers"? Some points for and against:

  • All of the questions on that list have bounties that could be auto-awards — that is, they are equal to half the value of a possible full bounty
  • The mouseover text on the bounties still says "This answer has been awarded bounty worth [value] by [promoter's name]" (emphasis mine); however, this is true even for obvious auto-awards like bounties worth +75, so it's probably a separate bug
  • Bounty awards are no longer tied to acceptance of an answer, per the blog
  • Surely there's been at least one auto-award since mid-June; but perhaps not coincidentally, the changes to the bounty system mentioned above were made around mid-June

I've read the FAQ pages about who the Community user iswho the Community user is and how accepting answers workshow accepting answers works, but they didn't cover this.

The activity page on the SO Community user's profile shows that he/she/it accepted several answers in mid-June. Why is Community accepting answers at all? At first I thought it might have something to do with Community Wiki posts or "spam/evil" posts, but the very first question on the list is a legit question, has an active, registered asker and and active, registered answerer.

While in the process of writing this question, I came to the conclusion that the Community user probably owns auto-awarded bounties. Is that the reason for these "accepted answers"? Some points for and against:

  • All of the questions on that list have bounties that could be auto-awards — that is, they are equal to half the value of a possible full bounty
  • The mouseover text on the bounties still says "This answer has been awarded bounty worth [value] by [promoter's name]" (emphasis mine); however, this is true even for obvious auto-awards like bounties worth +75, so it's probably a separate bug
  • Bounty awards are no longer tied to acceptance of an answer, per the blog
  • Surely there's been at least one auto-award since mid-June; but perhaps not coincidentally, the changes to the bounty system mentioned above were made around mid-June

I've read the FAQ pages about who the Community user is and how accepting answers works, but they didn't cover this.

The activity page on the SO Community user's profile shows that he/she/it accepted several answers in mid-June. Why is Community accepting answers at all? At first I thought it might have something to do with Community Wiki posts or "spam/evil" posts, but the very first question on the list is a legit question, has an active, registered asker and and active, registered answerer.

While in the process of writing this question, I came to the conclusion that the Community user probably owns auto-awarded bounties. Is that the reason for these "accepted answers"? Some points for and against:

  • All of the questions on that list have bounties that could be auto-awards — that is, they are equal to half the value of a possible full bounty
  • The mouseover text on the bounties still says "This answer has been awarded bounty worth [value] by [promoter's name]" (emphasis mine); however, this is true even for obvious auto-awards like bounties worth +75, so it's probably a separate bug
  • Bounty awards are no longer tied to acceptance of an answer, per the blog
  • Surely there's been at least one auto-award since mid-June; but perhaps not coincidentally, the changes to the bounty system mentioned above were made around mid-June

I've read the FAQ pages about who the Community user is and how accepting answers works, but they didn't cover this.

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