Okay, so my answer has just been accepted on a 100 bounty question but somehow I just got 50 bounty points, why is that?

It's not that I care that much about the reputation, it's just that SO has lots of mysterious / obscure behaviors and I feel like I don't know them at all. Can someone clarify this one for me please?


The question owner did not select your answer. It was auto-selected (at least 2 upvotes and posted after the bounty). If it is auto-selected, you only get half of the bounty.

Any existing answers before the start of the bounty are not eligible to win via auto-acceptance. Only those posted after and with +2 are.

Your answer was among others on a level footing of +2 upvotes. But, as yours was posted first, it was auto-accepted as the bounty winner.


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