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Can I answer a question I've put a bounty on?

Let's say I find a good question on Stack Overflow then decide to post a bounty on it. A few days later I then stumble upon a solution and decide I want to post an answer. I know the minimum bounty ...
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Reward bounty to the one asking the question when he found the answer himself

I have a question regarding this question. The OP has put almost all his rep in a bounty on his question (stupid IMHO), and after a while, found out what the actual problem is without any answers. ...
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A bounty being offered by another person on a question

I have searched around, but cannot find the answer to this particular question. If another person sets a bounty on a question. If the OP answers the question, can the bounty be awarded to the OP's ...
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Do not implicitly award bounty to an answer that has been downvoted by the investor

Sometimes you start a bounty and, since the problem is difficult and people try to reach the bounty, there is higher probability than usual that you get very low quality answers. Sometimes these ...
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where is my bounty gone? [duplicate]

I had assigned a bounty of +50 to my question on SO. Later on many efforts I got solution and I posted it as answer to my bounty question. I know that one can't get bounty points on his own question. ...
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Would awarding a bounty to yourself make sense, if you are the only answerer and you have given answer before starting the boutny

As I read here it is not possible to award a bounty to yourself. (Which makes sense, since it would make relatively easy to game the system.) Imagine the following hypothetical situation: I ask a ...
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Explicit “do not award bounty” button

Shouldn't there be a way to prevent automatic awarding of a bounty? For example, if someone provides an answer that sounds good but is totally wrong, it may happen that it gets a score of +2, but ...
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Bounty sniping? Answering only after the 7 day period passes

I find it interesting (not in an encouraging way) that answers start to show up only after the 7 day period expires. The bounty system works by awarding the bounty points to the oldest answer or the ...
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What happens if an OP doesn't get answers to his question with an open bounty and answers it himself? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? I have gone through the following question that explains everything about the bounty. How does the bounty system work? As this answer says ...
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1answer
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Bounty didn't help

I've had the same issue of this SO question - Eclipse 3.7.0 Indigo with CDT shows many false compilation errors - and since it hadn't solution (the provided answers didn't solve the problem, nor to ...
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Shouldn't the OP be required to decide on the bounty or face some consequences?

I provided an answer to this question that had an open bounty for 100 points at the time. I responded a couple days before the bounty was set to expire. I put in a fair amount of work into ...
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1answer
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Has this user awarded a bounty to himself?

I am aware of I just awarded myself a bounty so I'm not sure how this user has been awarding him-/her-self with bounties. It appears to have happened more than once. Is this correct? I thought this ...
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How to deal with own question which should be deleted with an open bounty?

I have a question on stack overflow: Oracle DB, Glassfish, Hibernate and character encoding After setting a bounty and further testing I discovered that I was indeed getting the right data from the ...
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1answer
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What about the people who legitimately deserve to claim their own bounties?

The bounty system incentivizes people to provide good answers to difficult questions. But if the person offering a bounty later provides the best answer, SO does not allow him to claim the bounty—in ...
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Can I award a bounty to myself if I provide the best answer? [duplicate]

I finally found the solution to a problem that was killing me. Before I found it, I asked an SO question about it, and had even started a bounty on the question. Can I now post a self-answer and, if ...

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