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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 ...


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Bounties cannot be refunded. It looks like the answer was given it because it met the criteria for automatic rewarding: They were posted after the bounty was started, and They have a score of at least 2 (at the time the automatic awarding takes place), and They were not written by the bounty starter. So half the amount was given to the person who got it ...


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