None of the answers are any good, I don't wish to give a bounty. Is this possible?


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You can let it lapse, or answer it yourself and assign the bounty to you (you will get no points)

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    But will he lose any?
    – John
    Nov 9, 2010 at 1:46
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    @john bounties are non-redeemable ... once you set it you lost the rep. see: meta.stackoverflow.com/privileges/set-bounties
    – waffles
    Nov 9, 2010 at 1:47
  • That's what I thought. I just wondered if he might lose the rep by setting a bounty, and then regain it by awarding it to himself effectively causing no change at all.
    – John
    Nov 9, 2010 at 1:49
  • bounties are non-redeemable I assume you meant non-refundable. Yes, it’s been argued many times, and while most people don’t like the idea of bounties evaporating into thin air, it does make at least a little sense. If you post a classified ad, you can pay some money to have it “stickied” or in color or something for a while in order to draw more attention to it. If your ad didn’t work and you didn’t sell/buy what you wanted to, you don’t get a refund. This is the same thing. (On the other hand, even lawyers often offer you-don-pay-anything-if-we-don’t-win-your-case deals.)
    – Synetech
    Dec 24, 2013 at 2:09

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