It says in the faq:

If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with at least 2 upvotes will be awarded half the bounty amount. If there's no answer meeting that criteria, the bounty is not awarded to anyone.

Then why I did not get half of bounty for this question: How to use Callback function to get language in Tizen?

I need to mention that the author accepted the answer and then declined it; might have something to do with that.

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    Hm. The only answer was posted after the bounty started, it got two upvotes during the bounty period (the last one being 21 minutes before the end, at 12:03 and the bounty ending at 12:24). It should have been rewarded.
    – Gnoupi
    Commented Aug 31, 2012 at 12:47
  • Perhaps the awarding script is run in batches, and you need to give it a little more time? Commented Aug 31, 2012 at 12:48
  • @MartijnPieters - since the bounty message is updated, I doubt it.
    – Gnoupi
    Commented Aug 31, 2012 at 12:49
  • @Gnoupi I would read the FAQ in the same manner :) Commented Aug 31, 2012 at 12:49
  • @Gnoupi: Why can't the bounty message be automated on page load, separately from awarding the bounty? It's only been a few minutes past the end of the grace period, give it some time. Commented Aug 31, 2012 at 12:50
  • It could be that the accepting, unaccepting, accepting, unaccepting toggling has thrown things off. If you don't get the half-bounty award in the next 24 hours, flag it for moderator attention, pointing to the timeline perhaps. Commented Aug 31, 2012 at 12:52
  • @MartijnPieters - actually, I don't know, I'm not really knowledgeable in this area. It could, I guess.
    – Gnoupi
    Commented Aug 31, 2012 at 12:53
  • @MartijnPieters Ok I will do that ! Commented Aug 31, 2012 at 12:54
  • possible duplicate of How does the bounty system work? Commented Sep 3, 2012 at 9:13

2 Answers 2


It was a matter of time, half of the bounty is now attributed.

Bounty Ended with 25 reputation awarded by Community♦ occurred 14 mins ago (2012-08-31 13:30:08Z)

The script checking the criteria for the bounty doesn't execute right away, but at set times. Apparently, it happened a little more than one hour later.

Extract from the FAQ: How does the bounty system work?

What is automatic awarding?

Twenty-four hours after the end of the bounty period, if the bounty starter has not manually awarded the bounty, an eligible answer can be automatically awarded half the bounty amount.(...)

So apparently, it can take up to 24 hours


did you receive the 2 upvotes after the 7 days + grace period or before?

  • Before, see stackoverflow.com/posts/12048463/timeline Commented Aug 31, 2012 at 12:46
  • Before, the grace period ended a few minutes ago Commented Aug 31, 2012 at 12:47
  • If it just ended a few minutes ago, give it some more time. Badges usually take a while to appear (sometimes a few minutes, sometimes a few hours) because the scripts that check for the criteria run at set times.
    – yoozer8
    Commented Aug 31, 2012 at 12:50
  • @Jim Ok, didn't know that, Commented Aug 31, 2012 at 12:55

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