I answered a question on Stack Overflow that had a bounty of 50 before I posted the accepted answer. I know that if the asker does not manually award the bounty answer, then it will automatically be awarded to the accepted answer after 7 days + a 1 day grace period assuming there is an answer that has been accepted.

I am trying to understand what happened to the notice of the bounty on this question. I would expect it to continue to be displayed on the site in the hopes of attracting the "best" answer. I have looked at the timeline for the question and don't even see where the bounty was started. It seems to have just disappeared.

Can someone explain what happened? Am I missing something?

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    BTW, in the timeline, the notice added and notice removed are talking about the bounty. Same in the revision history as well. – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ May 20 '16 at 16:17
  • @ᔕᖺᘎᕊ I noticed that but was not sure that it was about the bounty. – Cheticamp May 20 '16 at 16:22

The bounty was removed due to voting irregularities on the user's account - they did not actually have the amount of reputation needed to offer that bounty once the inappropriate votes were reversed.

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