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Why didn't I get the bounty?
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I accepted this answer for this question before the bounty period ended.

Why was only half of it awarded to the answerer?

  • I don't really want to mark this as a duplicate of this one, only because there are at least 3 reports from even earlier about this. So give me a moment~ ♪
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Sep 17, 2010 at 16:08
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    I'll settle for this one. It's about not getting the bounty at all, but the reason is exactly the same, and is what Popular points out below.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Sep 17, 2010 at 16:14

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The bounty rules have changed; awarding bounties is now a separate action from accepting answers.

The details are available in the blog post.

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