A bounty of mine ended with no answers.

But still the text of the bounty message says

This question had a bounty worth +50 reputation from juergen d that ended yesterday; you must award this bounty as soon as possible

Please remove the highlighted text if the question has no answers. I can't award it.

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    Not really a duplicate. The user is asking for support since (s)he is confused. I report a bug/feature request.
    – juergen d
    Jun 26, 2013 at 12:32
  • True but see the accepted answer: "this can certainly be seen as a bug". Then the OP in comment: " perhaps the wording should be conditional on whether the bounty can actually be awarded?" and in response: "Either that or be changed to encompass both cases". Isn't this exactly what you want as well? Jun 26, 2013 at 12:34
  • Get somebody to answer before the grace period expires. Too late :( Jun 26, 2013 at 12:34
  • @ShaWizDowArd: True, but I fear being closed in this constellation that will never be concerned being implemented. Generally I have the feeling a question closed is like denying the request no matter how many upvotes the original post has. But that's another story... :)
    – juergen d
    Jun 26, 2013 at 12:41
  • @DanielFischer: I could still award it...
    – juergen d
    Jun 26, 2013 at 12:43
  • Oh, I saw "The grace period has ended" and assumed you couldn't anymore. Anyway, I don't have an answer, so couldn't try to grab the bounty. Jun 26, 2013 at 12:48
  • I have reopened this question since the feature request is legit and not a duplicate of the aforementioned. May 30, 2016 at 15:34

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The system should not send a message instructing me to award an answer if there is none (this is what happens nowadays). This is incomplete coding development which requires additional coding.

I recommend that a filter for such solutions be created with an automated message to the effect of:

Your bounty period has expired, yet your question received no answers. The bounty points you offered are not refundable. You may offer a new bounty, if you wish.

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