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What happens to your reputation if you start a bounty and don't get an answer? [duplicate]

What happens if you put a bounty but there's no answer? Do you lose your rep? To whom?
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What happens when a bounty expires? [duplicate]

I have a question for which I have set a 50 point bounty. What happens if I don't award anyone my bounty? Will the points be credited to my reputation? Or will they be wasted since I have not used ...
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Why aren't bounties refunded if they are not awarded?

I have a question with a bounty that will expire in a few days. It looks like nobody will get the bounty; only one answer was posted during the bounty period, and it has no upvotes. In cases like ...
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Existing answers should be eligible for bounty auto-award, when the reason for bounty is to reward an existing answer

I am not asking... ... to remove the 24-hour waiting period for reward-type bounties. ... for the ability to pre-select the winning answer, either. My request is this: When a user sets a ...
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Questions with ended bounties are not being removed from the “featured” tab

According to How does the bounty system work?, questions with bounties are removed from the "featured" tab once the bounty ends: Questions with an active bounty appear with a special icon ...
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Are answers posted during the grace period eligible for bounties?

The FAQ on bounties: The bounty period lasts 7 days. Bounties must have a minimum duration of at least 1 day. After the bounty ends, there is a grace period of 24 hours to manually award the ...
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Second bounty should be doubled the amount only if there is an awarded bounty in the question

I've offered a +500 bounty in this question, and it has not been awarded to any answer. However, I would like to offer another +50 bounty to award one answer, but the system only allows me to award +...
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Full bounty incorrectly awarded

Related: Debate about the correct answer (large bounty involved) This question had a bounty added by someone who is not the question owner. asked Feb 20 at 23:13 deandob Bounty Started ...
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How did the grace period start before the bounty is over?

I got this message in my inbox: It says that 25 minutes ago my grace period for my bounty on this question started But I still had 16 minutes left: How is this possible?
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How is the start of a bounty grace period a community milestone?

I received an email announcing the start of my bounty grace period: At the bottom it says: You’re receiving this message because you reached a Meta Stack Exchange community milestone. How is this ...
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How long is a question unable to be closed after the grace period expires?

I'd like to close-vote this question as off-site resource request, but can't, due to a bounty. The bounty has expired, and the grace period has ended, so it seems reasonable that the question can be ...
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My bountied question is likely not to have a answer that works. But there is an upvoted answer that doesn't actually answer the question

How could Visual Studio 2012 be set to use a custom tool to customise the Reading/writing of existing editors? I don't care if the bounty disappears as what I want is a working answer. Since it's ...
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How does deletion affect previous unawarded bounties?

I see When a question that had bounties is deleted, are they automatically refunded? is very similar, but this is discussing bounties that expired and were awarded and may have been refunded by a ...
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Bounty expired before I could assign it to answer: punish me, not my answerer!

I asked a question which didn't get an answer, so I assigned it a bounty. There was still no activity on my question for most of the bounty period, but then near the end of the period, a correct ...
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Change the text in revisions page when bounty ends with no winning answer

When a bounty is over with no winning answer (example) the text is: Bounty Ended with no winning answer by Community♦ While as a programmer I can see the reason behind this, removing my programmer ...
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Change the way expired bounties are shown in question lists

There has been a change in how bounties are displayed in some of the question lists, and while there is room for improvement it looks odd for bounties which are in their grace period. It's probably ...
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Regarding the awarding of half the bounty amount for bounties not awarded within stipulated time

I have read the bounty documentation but my concern is regarding this. If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty ...
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Bounty wrongly assigned to my answer

It seems OP accepted the valid answer which solved his problem after bounty has been assigned to my answer. Here is the post: consuming xml webservice using retrofit Parameter `soap12:Body` does not ...
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After the grace period is over, the bounty indicator still shows, only that it then does not allow awarding it

I possibly hit a race condition between the end of the grace period of a bounty and the time the notice is automatically removed. On Aug 7, 5.08 (everything in UTC in this post) I started a bounty to ...
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Some weird random ellipses in the Bounty Grace Period Started emails

I got this email a few days ago on my bounty entering the grace period: This looks pretty weird. The ellipsis at the beginning are strange, and the ellipsis at the end make it look like the whole ...
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Can a user award half their bounty after being AWOL?

Scenario: A user fixes a sizeable bounty on a question, then after a couple of days real life intervenes and that user is absent for a week or more. At the end of the bounty period the system kicks ...
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Offering a bounty on a low score question, no new answers

I recently placed my first bounty on the following question (from someone else): How to segment part of moving image based on details from fixed image in MATLAB? hoping that a 100 rep reward (which, ...
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Why I didn't get half of a bounty?

It says in the faq: If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with at least 2 upvotes will be awarded half the ...
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Why does this question still show an expired bounty? [duplicate]

This question had a bounty that was posted 8 days ago. Its grace period expired earlier today (according to the revision history), and in fact the question does not show a bounty on the front page: ...
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About the bounties of an unanswered question

After setting bounty to a question, if the question remains unanswered till the end of the bounty period. Why the bounties are not refunded as there is no one to award? Or why there is not a ...
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Find questions with bounty in grace period

We can quickly see a list with questions that have an open bounty in the Bountied tab. But if a bounty enters the grace period, the question is not longer available in that list. So, here's my ...
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Can a bounty be split in the case of an expired bounty?

Firstly, I understand why Accept Multiple Answers or Split Bounty among Several Users was declined, and I even personally agree with the decision: there should be one best answer, and the system ...
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Bounty created to reward existing answer, only one answer exists, bounty expired

First time I ever did this. I asked a question, there was only one answer, and it was exemplary. I accepted it as the correct answer. (Did I mention it was the only answer?) Because it was SO good ...
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When a bounty expires, why is it not awarded to the best answer?

It seems weird that it's only awarded to answers posted after the bounty was posted, regardless of the overall quality of answers. If there's already an answer before the bounty is posted and in the ...
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Why when the bounty is over do I not see how long I have to select an answer?

For example on meta I have a bounty that expires in 2 hours: Ok so fine. I have 2 more hours until the bounty on this question expires and noone else can post an answer that is eligible. On stack I ...
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What should I do when the bounty expired but none of the answers really solves the problem?

I have this question on Stack Overflow with a bounty that expired a few hours ago: WCAG: Firefox and Edge don't show outline on focussed input elements when styles are applied Currently there are ...
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Is it possible that an awarded bounty takes time to be effective?

On this question the OP told me that he awarded me the bounty with the bounty icon bellow the accepted icon, but the bounty is not effectively awarded. Is this possible? I know that the automatic ...
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Bounty notifications broken, in particular no notification at start of bounty grace period

About an hour ago (April 1st, 12:03), the grace period for a bounty of mine ended (without me awarding an answer). I have the following notifications in my inbox for this bounty: Mar 28 at 11:03: ...
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“Store credit” for expired bounties?

If you put a bounty on a question and the question fails to get new answers, the points attached to the bounty expire unused. It makes sense that the bounty points do not get "refunded" to you, but I ...
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I got a bounty I didn't deserve — why?

Recently, I received an automatic bounty for this question on AskUbuntu, but there's no way I could have deserved the award. As per the help center: If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (...
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Why the automatic bounty are not awarded is not clear some times?

The FAQ on bounties: 1. The bounty period lasts 7 days. Bounties must have a minimum duration of at least 1 day. After the bounty ends, there is a grace period of 24 hours to manually award ...
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Should I answer a bounty'd question if more information is required from the OP?

What should I do if I have commented on a bounty'd question asking for more information, the OP has not responded, and the bounty is about to run out? I am specifically referring to this question, ...
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How does the hour calculation work for the bounty grace period notice?

When a question with the bounty in a grace period, it is displaying the notice like the one below: But the summation of the hours before bounty ended + Grace period ends is always 23. I would expect ...
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Is there any way to see the custom messages/remarks of resolved/expired bounties? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add bounty remarks to a question's revision history I put a bounty on a question which already have had 7 bounties on it, and I'm interested in seeing their custom ...
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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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How can I find a list of questions that used to have a bounty, i.e. the bounty has been awarded?

How can I find a list of questions that used to have a bounty, i.e., the bounty has been awarded (within a particular Stack Exchange site)?
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Automatic award of bounty after it expired, for pre-existing answer, when the reason for bounty was to award exceptional answer

Imagine a situation where you want to reward an exceptionally good answer to a question, with an additional bonus bounty. Why don't we have the ability to specify which answer it is in the first place,...
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What happens to a bounty if an answer is accepted during the grace period?

I answered a question that had a bounty. It wasn't accepted by the OP until just after (< 1 hr) the bounty period expired and had entered the 24 hr "grace period". Assuming the OP doesn't manually ...
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Bounty: Should I award it to the only answer I have got? [duplicate]

I have received only one answer during the bounty period. The answer is good enough in the sense that I'll choose that path if that's really the last thing in the world I can do about it. Should I ...
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Why can't I finish awarding bounty after grace period?

I put a bounty on this question How to get style attribute value before IE9 strips it And didn't get back to award it fast enough so it auto awarded half. I want to award the rest though. I put it ...
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Shouldn't an edit plus acceptance qualify for a bounty?

I think this question's revisions and timeline should be reviewed. The timeline I see as a problem is: Question asked Answer added Bounty added to the question Answer edited by the same user who ...
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Bounty grace period claims to be expired while it's in its last hour [duplicate]

This SO question (10k, sorry), which is being discussed here, has a bounty that ended "at 2011-12-14 17:06:44Z", but as of now (2011-12-15 16:30:00Z, near enough) "the grace period has ended". Isn't ...
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How do I ensure a poor answer doesn't get bounty if it's the only answer? [duplicate]

I feel like someone made a comment as an answer on a question with a bounty just so they could reap the "auto bounty" since they are the only answer on it. I've flagged the bad/useless answer (as a ...
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Am I using bounties wrong, or misunderstanding them? [duplicate]

My understanding of the bounty system is that it is intended to help attract attention to questions that need more than they're getting, and to reward people who provide answers which are otherwise ...
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Adding more bounty after bounty has expired

I asked the following question about a week or 2 ago. Paypal SandBox IPN always returns INVALID I added bounty, which expired. Now I want to add more bounty to the question, but I am not getting an ...