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Is the Bounty system broken?
How does the bounty system work?

I responded to a bounty that listed +200, and my answer was accepted

However, I only see +100 in my reputation... This seems to be broken. Could someone comment?


Did the community accept yesterday at 07:24? The question ended today (measured on GMT)

Low bounty Accepted by OP

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    This is not a bug. Accepting an answer does not award the bounty. Bob didn't know that and ignored the alerts saying his bounty is about to expire. Please undo your downvote on @YOU answer, as it's the correct answer.. – Shadow9 May 5 '11 at 11:38
  • Cheers Mike, so everything is clear now? – Shadow9 May 5 '11 at 11:44
  • @Shadow Wizard, yes thank you for your assistance. – Mike Pennington May 5 '11 at 11:47
  • some users don't know they need to click both accept button and bounty amount button. This happens before. – YOU May 5 '11 at 11:47
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    You'll want to upvote this feature-request: Add popup alert box to choose bounty award when accepting the answer on bounty question. – Hendrik Vogt May 5 '11 at 13:04

OP didn't award the bounty manually, that was automatic award by Community (which is only half)

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You can check it at revisions page

Accepts and Bounty awarding is seperate one, OP need to manually select both check mark icon and +200 box, Please take a look at How does the bounty system work?

Your answer is accepted yesterday by OP, so you got +15 yesterday, but bounty was active until today (4 hours ago from now), so half of the bounty was auto awarded today.

  • I think this is still a bug. My answer was accepted by the OP. See the update in my post – Mike Pennington May 5 '11 at 11:36
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    @Mike Accepting an answer and awarding a bounty are two seperate actions. This is the intended behaviour. – Mad Scientist May 5 '11 at 11:37
  • @Fabian, why would the community accept my answer over 24 hours before the bounty expired? – Mike Pennington May 5 '11 at 11:39
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    @Mike, OP accepted it, not Community. (Accepting the answer can only be done by OP) – YOU May 5 '11 at 11:41

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