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As far as why it was deleted, I personally have no idea. However, this is not a bug. When the user in question was deleted, all of their votes were transferred to the Community user. Except that a bunch of their votes were also invalidated about 10 seconds before the deletion was approved. So in reality, a ton of their votes were invalidated, including this ...


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They are maintained. You can search for bounties by a now-deleted user via a SEDE query. You'll need ♦ moderator tools to check the deletion date of a user, but here is a bounty posted by a user who was deleted a few months after the bounty and here is one where the account was deleted while the bounty was still active. In the latter case, the deleted ...


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I canceled the "draw attention" bounty and sent the mod message. The year-old question was about a specific incident in chat. Everyone involved participated in the question, the OP accepted an answer, and in all other respects it was a resolved matter. If it had been a bug report or a support request, mods would have added a status-completed tag at the ...


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As @CinCout's answer shows, it's technically possible. If there would be a good reason to prevent this in general, the developers would have grayed out the Draw Attention option if there were any (positively scoring?) answers. However, in rare cases†, it can be that the ♦ moderators feel that there's no need to open old wounds, whether that is ...


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Now that the issue you were discussing in chat (presumably why you started this bounty) has been cleared up, we see no need to keep highlighting this question. Was there some different reason why the bounty was cancelled? No, I don't see how that moderator message can have multiple interpretations Did the fact that they selected the "draw attention" ...


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TL;DR A bounty can be started on a question two days after the question was asked. There is no other limitation as to when a question can be offered a bounty. Source Is it permissible to bounty a question that is old (say, a year or older) even if it already has an answer? Yes. Is the bounty option specifying that a question needs to receive more ...


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That looks indeed like it's a new question. Posting a bounty requesting an answer to a new question is just as bad as editing the question itself. Actually, it's even worse: suppose somebody answers the bountier's question; after the bounty notice disappears, future visitors won't even understand why the new answer was posted! You should flag the question ...


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It looks like this has now been changed according to your recommendations. Good decision by the developers.


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'Bountied' is used as an adjective here; you should think of the tabs as the following list, but with the word 'questions' omitted: Newest questions Active questions Bountied questions Unanswered questions More tabs (OK, that's the odd one out) You won't find this usage in most dictionaries but English is known for constructions like this; this is status-...


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Bounties are often posted on questions which did not get enough attention, either because they're not 'interesting' enough or 'hard' (at least to the users that viewed it). In both cases, they need to spend an above average effort to answer the question. I can't speak for everybody, but myself I'd like to know what reward I could (potentially) receive for ...


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