I posted this answer to my own question on which I had set a bounty. I lost the rep immediately when I set the bounty = OK, that's expected. I didn't get the bounty back when I added the best answer and accepted that = not OK, I had expected the bounty, based on how Superuser.com works.... so why didn't I get my bounty back?

(Please note that I'm not whining, I just want to understand the reason.)


It has always worked the way you describe, see and compare



  • Okay. But why didn't I get the bounty back when I awarded it to myself? Is it to avoid cheating? Mar 7 '11 at 8:59
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    @tobengb If you think about it makes sense, otherwise people would be awarding bounties to themselves to get the extra exposure and it wouldn't cost them anything. Mar 7 '11 at 13:07
  • @Jorge, yes that does make sense! Mar 10 '11 at 7:27

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