On this question the OP told me that he awarded me the bounty with the bounty icon bellow the accepted icon, but the bounty is not effectively awarded. Is this possible?

I know that the automatic system will award me the bounty after the grace period as the answer is accepted.

  • From here, he bounty is showing as not awarded, but still within the grace period before it's automatically half-awarded (15 hours to go at time of comment). – A Rogue Ant. Jun 13 '20 at 16:52
  • @intika "the OP told me that he awarded me the bounty" I can't see any evidence for that in the comments. – πάντα ῥεῖ Jun 13 '20 at 17:00
  • @πάνταῥεῖ i did helped him on IRC... and deleted the comments linking to my IRC nickname... – intika Jun 13 '20 at 17:01
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    From past experience, many people (usually new to SO/SE) think that accepting an answer while they have active bounty means instant award of the bounty. Most likely that's the case here. – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Jun 13 '20 at 18:34

Nope, it always happens instantaneously. As you can see here, another bounty was awarded to one of your answers today at 03:10:00 UTC:

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and it immediately showed in your reputation history:

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In the case you described, the OP was simply misinformed, I guess.

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    Thanks for the confirmation, yes i guess that the OP just did not click or something similar. – intika Jun 13 '20 at 17:17

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