A bounty of 250 rep was not awarded.
I answered the question and the answer was accepted as the correct answer several days before the bounty expired, the answer had 3 up-votes and was the only answer.
I went through three iterations as the question changed and I spent a reasonable amount of time on the answer, it was complete code with log output and well commented.
The SO Question.
What am I missing?
Here is the text from the help system:
"If the bounty was started by the question owner, and the question owner accepts an answer posted during the bounty period, and the bounty expires without an explicit award then we assume the bounty owner liked the answer they accepted and award it the full bounty amount at the time of bounty expiration."
That paragraph has no mention about when the answer was started.