I have recently won a few bounties on stackoverflow. (I knew I would get them because the awarders told me in the comment they would give them to me or had flagged the answer as right) I eventually was awarded the bounty but I actually could not see it until after the grace period was over.
this lead me to thinking, at first, that the awarders had forgotten to click the +50 button bellow my answer. still I ended up getting the bounties despite caducation afterwards !?!?
so my question is: what is going on? Is it that I was awarded the bounties on time but I will always see them only after the grace period has passed? did my awarders just forget? or did they award the bounty close to the deadline but stackoverflow uses some distributed DB system that only syncs every so many hours?
I am usually pretty eager to anwser questions with bounties and I put quite a bit of effort into them (cause Im a victim of gamification and incentives XD, long live capitalism) but I wouldn't want to be unnecessarily pushy on awarders if its not on them.