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So quite a while ago I opened up a bounty question for 50 rep, but never received an answer. What I never understood was that if I ever got any of that bounty rep back. 5's dwindled in, but I think that was upvotes the question was receiving.
So do you get an type of refund at all if a bounty question of your is not answered? Or is it just a waste of rep?