I am going to start bounty for a my question. If no one will answer my question, what happens to that bounty?

  • It will just expire. – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Aug 20 '13 at 8:09
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    It is collected by the system as payment for allowing your question to be displayed in the "Featured" tab for a week. – Cody Gray Aug 20 '13 at 8:20
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    If there is no user to award it to, it will be used by the employees of SE to buy their ice cream at the ice cream van. – Bart Aug 20 '13 at 8:21
  • @Bart what's the current exchange rate from SER (StackExchange Reputation) to USD? – Cole Johnson Aug 20 '13 at 10:49
  • @CodyGray I find it weird how we think it's ok to pay computers to do things. They're dumb. They don't know how to do things unless told how, so why do we find it ok to pay them to do something? – Cole Johnson Aug 20 '13 at 10:50
  • You aren't paying the computer to do it, @Cole. You're paying for a service: listing your question on the "Featured" tab so you get more views. The fact that the service is provided by a computer through code is irrelevant. Err, and, the fact that they are imaginary points... – Cody Gray Aug 20 '13 at 10:57
  • @CodyGray wait!? Reputation isn't real!? What's next!? Unicorns don't exist!? Skeet is a human!? I don't know what to do with myself anymore. – Cole Johnson Aug 20 '13 at 10:59
  • No, unicorns definitely exist. – Cody Gray Aug 20 '13 at 11:00
  • @CodyGray ok, now I feel a little better. – Cole Johnson Aug 20 '13 at 11:05

Once started, you lose the rep and isn't refunded back.

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