I put a bounty on my question and I found the answer (or at least led me to it) in another question. Can I send that person the bounty?

See here: Razor Syntax gives errors in View before compiling (No intellisense)

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    No, but you could encourage them to answer your question. Or if the questions are duplicates you could ask a mod to merge them rather than just marking your as a duplicate, which hopefully would let you directly award their answer. – curiousdannii Sep 25 '14 at 2:06
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    Removed the bug tag. This is not a bug report, possibly a feature request there, but I don't see how anyone can construe this as a bug. – Oded Sep 25 '14 at 8:08
  • @Oded It would not let me post it without adding another tag. That warning message to add tags is very vague and hard to understand. – Termato Sep 25 '14 at 14:06
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    Meta sites require a post to have (at least) one of several tags - if you remove a required tag, a different one of those is needed. – Oded Sep 25 '14 at 14:08


However, if you really want to award that answer on the other question, you could start a bounty on that question. Choose the "reward existing answer" option. Wait 2 days, and give that answer the bounty you placed.

For more info on bounties, read the bounty FAQ.

@curiousdannii came up with an interesting idea that may just work in some cases. Raise a custom mod flag and ask for the other question to be merged to the question you placed a bounty on. However, they must be exact duplicates and no guarantee a mod would merge them or the way you want. However, not sure if this technique has ever been used in a case like this before, so can't say if it would for sure work.

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    Most mods would be sympathetic so it would be worth a try asking. – curiousdannii Sep 25 '14 at 5:02
  • It's very similar issues, but the answer to mine was slightly different than to the other question. – Termato Sep 25 '14 at 14:07

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