I answered this question:

WinJS getPrincipalNameAsync

but I did not get the bounty for it.

Now Is there a way to understand why? Following those 3 point for an eligible answer:

  • The answer must have been given after the bounty was started
  • The answer must have a score of at least +2
  • The answer must not have been written by the bounty starter

I tried to find out if there was a point I didn't satisfy, but where can I find the statistics on where and when the bounty started or ended on that specific question?

EDIT: I created a change request for this:

Shouldn't an edit plus acceptance qualify for a bounty?


You first answered on February 7, before the bounty was placed on February 10th.

As you quoted yourself:

The answer must have been given after the bounty was started

Emphasis mine. You did edit the post shortly after the bounty was placed, but edits don't count here.

Unfortunately, even marking your answer as accepted during the bounty period does not make it eligible for automatic bounty awarding, see Bounty not awarded automatically — bug?

You can see the bounty history on the post revisions page. This page is not linked from the question as there were no post revisions, but you can construct it yourself by taking the post id and inserting that into:

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  • I edited the question so I would not have to create a new one. mine was not a edit but ad addition. And the answer was accepted after my edit. – Maurizio In denmark Feb 18 '14 at 13:50
  • @MaurizioIndenmark: Marking an answer, posted before the bounty started, as accepted doesn't count, I am afraid. I don't agree that it should work that way, but unfortunately that's how it works right now. – Martijn Pieters Feb 18 '14 at 13:53
  • @MaurizioIndenmark: See Bounty not awarded automatically — bug? – Martijn Pieters Feb 18 '14 at 13:53
  • The question was marked as accepted after the bounty started. This is therefore just a technicality, because the actual question was added and accepted in the right moment. It shouldn't be possible to make those kind of mistakes, it means the usability of the site is not appropriate – Maurizio In denmark Feb 18 '14 at 13:53
  • It is almost the same question, but mine was infact marked as answer, and during the bounty period – Maurizio In denmark Feb 18 '14 at 13:56
  • I know, that's what I am saying. Marking the answer as accepted doesn't count towards automatic awarding. – Martijn Pieters Feb 18 '14 at 13:56
  • In this way it could even happen that if I answer the question 1 second before he add the bounty, (just because of the nature of the web), I will not be awarded the bounty even if the answer gets marked.And I see something like that as a bug – Maurizio In denmark Feb 18 '14 at 13:57
  • Indeed, that's the rules. – Martijn Pieters Feb 18 '14 at 13:58
  • @MaurizioIndenmark: I believe the bounty can still be awarded manually, if the bounty owner selects an answer specifically to receive the bounty. In this case, the bounty owner hasn't done so. – Qantas 94 Heavy Feb 18 '14 at 14:01
  • @Qantas94Heavy: Yes, the bounty can always be awarded manually, right up to the point where it expires. But that's not at issue here. – Martijn Pieters Feb 18 '14 at 14:04
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    He was not an experienced user as I am not. I didn't understand at the time that he had to do it manually. – Maurizio In denmark Feb 18 '14 at 14:04
  • @MartijnPieters: I said that as the OP claimed that the automatic bounty awarding method is buggy -- if he didn't understand how bounties work, then it's understandable how one could come to such a conclusion. – Qantas 94 Heavy Feb 18 '14 at 14:05
  • @MaurizioIndenmark: I know, it has happened to me as well. Very disappointing but nothing we can do about this now. – Martijn Pieters Feb 18 '14 at 14:05
  • @Qantas94Heavy: The OP is claiming the automatic awarding is buggy because there was an expectation that the bounty would be awarded automatically because the answer was edited and / or accepted during the bounty period. Nowhere is it mentioned that a manual award was expected. – Martijn Pieters Feb 18 '14 at 14:06
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    @MaurizioIndenmark: Sure, but an automated system has to follow practical rules; if the OP didn't manually award the bounty there is little we can do afterwards. – Martijn Pieters Feb 18 '14 at 14:12

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