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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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3answers
263 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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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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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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2answers
627 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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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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What A Minute, Where's My Bounty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Should bounty be returned if there is NO answer at all? Why aren't bounties refunded if they are not awarded? I was placed a bounty on a question I desperately need help on ...
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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 ...