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Half the Bounty? Is that possible?

I just received a bounty of 50 rep today, but I thought the minimum was 100; 50 from the poster and 50 from the site. I wasn't near the rep cap, so that's not it. What's up?

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    Auto accepted bounties get 1/2 the bounty. – ChrisF Feb 25 '10 at 16:15
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    @ChrisF - post that as the answer - it's the answer! – Dominic Rodger Feb 25 '10 at 16:20
  • @ChrisF, I didn't have the most votes, so how could my answer have been auto-accepted? – Lance Roberts Feb 25 '10 at 16:21
  • See this answer - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/16065/… – ChrisF Feb 25 '10 at 16:22
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    @Dominic - the question is a duplicate (effectively). I've only just found the relevant question – ChrisF Feb 25 '10 at 16:23
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    @Lance - auto acceptance only happens for answers posted after the bounty starts. So the other answers were posted earlier. – ChrisF Feb 25 '10 at 16:24
  • @ChrisF, thanks, I see that now in the FAQ, learn something new every day. – Lance Roberts Feb 25 '10 at 16:25
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    Hey guys, I found the exact dupe: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/32820/…, and voted to close. – Lance Roberts Feb 25 '10 at 16:30
  • @dom, it's not good etiquette to answer a duplicate question. See here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/40316 – juan Feb 25 '10 at 18:50
  • @dom, that's incorrect, IT IS good etiquette to answer all questions, please don't be buffaloed. – Lance Roberts Feb 25 '10 at 19:24
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    I'd post this as an answer, but the question is closed. Now that the bounty system has been revamped, it is possible for a bounty's full value to be 50 rep. – Pops Jul 8 '10 at 16:09
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from faq

The highest voted answer created after the bounty started with at least 2 upvotes will be automatically accepted. Half the bounty will be awarded to the owner of that answer.

  • yes, but I didn't have the most votes, or even the second-most – Lance Roberts Feb 25 '10 at 16:22
  • @Lance - the important bit is created after the bounty started – ChrisF Feb 25 '10 at 16:25

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