Is this how it is supposed to work?

Two answers to a question, both get a single upvote, no accepted answer.

The result is that no bounty points are distributed or deducted from the user who answered the question.

  • 1
    What is the question?
    – random
    Jul 30, 2009 at 10:58
  • 3
    First line, that's the question. Is this the intended behavior.
    – Sampson
    Jul 30, 2009 at 11:08
  • This is called unresolved bounty and has been discussed here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/9902/… . And yes, this is by design. For now.
    – VonC
    Jul 30, 2009 at 21:14

2 Answers 2


Confident: Bounty is only awarded if there are at least two upvotes for the top answer.

Confident: Oldest answer is awarded the bounty in the case of a tie.


It should also be noted that, in addition to the auto-accepted answer needing to have at least 2 upvotes, it also has to be posted after the bounty was added to be eligible for auto-acceptance.

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