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?