What does "manually award a bounty" mean? I was looking under the badges and I found it under "Benefactor". And I have awarded a bounty on my question before, so why don't I have it? And if needed, could the description be improved?

Here's the question with the bounty.


It means you manually click the blue button next to the answer to award the answerer yourself, rather than the Community user awarding it herself.

In your question, you can see the bounty wasn't awarded, it was merely started.

You need to manually award the bounty by clicking the blue '+50' (or whatever the bounty value is) button next to the answer you like.

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