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Having a bounty open, it's almost five days, but I haven't got any answer. But being said that "All bounties are paid for up front and non-refundable under any circumstances.", neither I am going to get an answer not the bounties back.
Though I have read somewhere in comments, that if there is no risk, everyone would have stared bounties. But isn't it unfair not to get those bounties back for those where there haven't been posted any answers or where none of the answers meets the eligibility criteria? Though you can have bounties disabled for such questions to be started again.
I could have considered deleting the question before starting bounty, but I neither got any comment nor any downvote to indicate if there is a problem with the question.
PS: Had I been Jon Skeet, loosing a thousand bounties wouldn't have mattered :)