If I recall correctly I answered the question during bounty period and it was accepted as answer during that period.
According to this meta link:
Approximately 24 hours after the end of the bounty period, if the bounty starter has not manually awarded the bounty, the bounty may be awarded automatically.
If the bounty starter accepted an answer during the bounty period, that answer is awarded the bounty (provided that the answer was posted during the bounty period). Answers accepted before the bounty period are not eligible to be awarded the bounty automatically.
Otherwise, if there are eligible answers, the highest scoring is awarded half the bounty amount. The criteria for an answer to be eligible are:
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 If two or more eligible answers have the same score (if their scores are tied), the oldest answer is awarded the bounty.
If neither of these conditions apply, the bounty is not awarded to any answer, and is not refunded to the bounty starter.
When can I report this issue and validate this?
I could be wrong, but I would like to know what had happened.
My answer here is accepted as an answer during the bounty period and the bounty was offered by questioner himself.
But I am not auto awarded the bounty.
This question had a bounty worth +50 reputation from Piwwoli that ended yesterday. Grace period has ended
This question has not received enough attention.
Here is the chronology revision of the question