How do I calculate Item level to help me when I shop in Hellfire/Diablo?

The bounty simply seems to have disappeared and they did not get awarded the points for their answer.

The user answered their own question after the start of the bounty and it has a score higher than 2, so it meets this criteria taken from the FAQ (https://gaming.stackexchange.com/help/bounty):

If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with a minimum score of 2 will be awarded half the bounty amount (or the full amount, if the answer is also accepted). If two or more eligible answers have the same score (their scores are tied), the oldest answer is chosen. If there's no answer meeting those criteria, no bounty is awarded to anyone.

If the bounty was started by the question owner, and the question owner accepts an answer posted during the bounty period, and the bounty expires without an explicit award then we assume the bounty owner liked the answer they accepted and award it the full bounty amount at the time of bounty expiration.

Or does the fact the bounty have to go to a different user override this automated mechanism?

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A bounty offered on a question cannot be awarded to the person who offered the bounty. See the help page.

How is a bounty awarded?

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 bounty. Simply click the bounty award icon next to each answer to permanently award your bounty to the answerer. (You cannot award a bounty to your own answer.)

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    I swear I read that page 3 times and didn't see that there. So does that mean those points are simply lost forever?
    – Sorean
    Commented May 14, 2020 at 17:09
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    @Sorean , yes. The points are unrecoverable. Part of what you are paying for with offering a bounty is the increased traffic to your question, so even if you don’t get an answer from someone else, you are still getting more traffic on the question.
    – Dragonrage Mod
    Commented May 14, 2020 at 17:11

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