If a bounty question's top answer has 3 upvotes and two downvotes, does that count as having two upvotes for the purpose of being automatically selected?

On a question of mine on SU, there wasn't any such thing as what I was looking for. There were two answers posted, one linking to a dead site and the other giving a solution of how to do a similar thing, but as far as the question goes, it doesn't answer it. That answer has had at least +3/-2 (and possibly +4/-3). Since it is wrong, I don't want it marked as accepted, and am wondering if it will get automatically selected.

  • I guess it means "net", but... – Marc Gravell Nov 29 '09 at 21:21
  • FWIW: The answer in question was removed. – Macha Nov 30 '09 at 0:06
  • IMO the bounty is broken for cases like yours - where there are very few answers. I have the same problem and have complained quite a bit about it, but Jeff and company don't seem to care. – tim Nov 30 '09 at 20:35

The other places where a number of votes is quoted it is net - e.g. Peer Pressure badge or even the "Nice Answer" badge. To get these your post has to be at -3 or 10 which can be made any way (0/-3 or 1/-4 etc. and 10/0 or 20/-10 etc.).

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