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Should bounty be returned if there is NO answer at all? [duplicate]

Should bounty be returned if there is NO answer at all? Or your contribution (to the bounty) only? This is similar to many questions like this one (which was a duplicate itself), but I am referring ...
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2answers
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Why don't SO have a feature to get back the offered bounty to a question if the question receives no answers.? [duplicate]

So if i have posted a question and i have awarded some bounty for the question. So if the bounty period expires the bounty points will be reduced from the users account. And the users will never get ...
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1answer
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why should the bounty not refunded if the question has no answer at all? [duplicate]

Having a bounty open, it's almost five days, but I haven't got any answer. But being said that "All bounties are paid for up front and non-refundable under any circumstances.", neither I am going to ...
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1answer
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Why do I lose reputation offered as bounty on Stack Overflow, if no answers are received as a result of the bounty? [duplicate]

I asked a question few days ago on Stack Overflow, but didn't got the specific answer for considerable amount of time. So to drew more attention to my question i started a bounty of worth 50 ...
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1answer
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Bounty re-assign? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the bounty system work? Why aren't bounties refunded if they are not awarded? “Abusing” bounties for unlimited profit I had this question to which ...
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0answers
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Return bounty to questions that get no answers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why aren’t bounties refunded if they are not awarded? What is the reasoning behind destroying rep on a bounty question that receives no acceptable answers or no answers ...
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0answers
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The bounty problem [duplicate]

I can understand why we shouldn't be able to get refunded our bounty if we don't award it, but even if it remains completely unanswered even when the bounty ends, we just wasted a bunch of hard earned ...
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0answers
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Bounty expired and not awarded to anyone [duplicate]

I added a bounty on this question. No one was able to answer the question correctly and also there was no answer with votes 2 or more. In such a case the bounty is not awarded to anyone and is not ...
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4answers
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What happens if there are no answers to a bounty question?

If you ask a question, and get no answers, so you then add a bounty, and still get no answers, what happens? Do you lose your points to the ether? Does the bounty get canceled?
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3answers
269 views

Bounties and non-valid answers?

I have an open Q which had about 6 views. So I'm considering a bounty but I wonder if that will provide any answers. There's a risk someone will just answer with a non-reply just to get the bounty ...
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2answers
720 views

Can I remove bounty from my question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ability to remove the bounty and get reputation back Is it possible to remove bounty that I have started on my own question? I think I am no more interested in getting answer ...
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1answer
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Why call it “Bounty”?

If I'm a sheriff in a small town, and I have a bounty for some common thief, I don't have to bury the money if nobody was able to find that thief. Alternatively, if I'm a big tech company, and I have ...
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2answers
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Where is my bounty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should bounty be returned if there is NO answer at all? Why was my bounty deducted, even though I haven't got any single suitable answer? It should be returned back to the ...