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- How does the bounty system work? 1 answer
In the accepted answer to the question How does the bounty system work? it says,
If the author offered the bounty, and accepted an answer that was posted during the bounty period, that answer is awarded the full bounty.
Otherwise, all or half of the bounty is awarded to the highest-scored answer out of those which...
- were posted after the bounty was started, and
- have a score of at least +2, and
- were not written by the bounty starter.
Here the score of at least +2 votes means the number of votes it had at the moment bounty period is ended or at the moment calculation for automatic award is done? Lets say an answer had a score of 2 when the bounty period is ended and later it gets a downvote and score become 1. but its still the highest scoring answer. Will it get the bounty by automatic bounty award mechanism?