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Automatically awarding the bounty if the user who started the bounty does not award it explicitly within 7 days (plus the grace period).

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There should always be a way to intervene and stop a bounty from being auto-awarded [duplicate]

Auto-selecting answer for rewards is really annoying This question had no good answers so I set a bounty on it. It received one new answer that was completely irrelevant, and that was auto-selected. ...
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During bounty period, increase understanding of which answers are eligible for auto-awarding

Based on the confusion present in many questions on various metas, most recently exemplified on MSO, it seems that even those who have a reasonably good understanding of bounty mechanics can still ...
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48 hour accept own answer delay wastes other answerers' time

I have read all the discussions around the 48 hour delay on accepting ones own answers. To quote Jeff Atwood: You must wait 2 days from the time you originally asked your question before you can ...
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Is there any method to catch users who never accept answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Force Accepted Answers on Questions by Inactive Users Encourage users to select 'Accepted Answer' for old Questions Some users on Stack Overflow or Meta only ask questions, so ...
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Does it make sense to add an option to request ownership of a question?

There are lots of good questions made by people that are not using stackoverflow anymore and they need attention: to accept and answer or to update the question with missing details. From the ...
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Bounty auto-award only cares about when the first bounty was posted

Under standard interpretation of how the bounty system is supposed to work, if a week passes and the bounty is not awarded then half of it goes to the highest scored answer that has at least a score ...
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Why were no answers auto-accepted when the bounty period ended?

This SO question had a bounty created on it, and the bounty period ended today. I expected to see an accepted answer, but there is none. Why did the system not auto-accept the top voted answer? I ...
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Bounty received of 50? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Half the Bounty? Is that possible? I just received a bounty of 50 rep today, but I thought the minimum was 100; 50 from the poster and 50 from the site. I wasn't near the rep ...
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Half the Bounty? Is that possible?

Okay, so my answer has just been accepted on a 100 bounty question but somehow I just got 50 bounty points, why is that? It's not that I care that much about the reputation, it's just that SO has ...
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Auto-accept unaccepted but correct answers after some time

It seems that sometimes questions get asked, and some very nice answers are given (sometimes with quite some effort on the part of the answerers). However, the asking party sometimes forgets to ...
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Automatically convert migrated questions to bounty-style acceptance?

When a question is migrated, and the author is nowhere to be found on the new site, how exactly can anybody be awarded for providing the most up-voted answer? (Whether they answered before or after ...