I asked a question. After further searching and no answers I set a bounty.
Only after that did I happen upon information I needed by a total fluke. As a result I have posted an answer that addresses my specific instance although it does not necessarily address the needs of others who might want to know "how to": how do I "rebuild" or "repair" APTD?
I understand that the 50 rep is gone and that was expected (although it would be a shame if it evaporated into the ether) but what is the best thing to do in this instance? Should I accept my own answer? Can I extend the bounty period? Or do I just shrug, chalk it up to experience, and leave it at that?