I've had this situation once before, you find a question with a bounty, and immediately you remember you've answered a similar question.

You cannot vote to close, since the question is "bountied", but still it is a dupe, so answering seems incorrect. Options seem to clash.

What to do?

These are the questions: this one (with a bountie) and this one (original answer)

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    A mod can refund the bounty and close it. What does the OP say?
    – muru
    Commented Nov 27, 2015 at 19:16
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    @muru I'll ask him, but he seems to agree it is a dupe. Commented Nov 27, 2015 at 19:16
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    If you can adapt your old answer a bit to the new question, I'd write it again, but modified. If it would be perfect exactly as the original answer already is, asking a mod to refund the bounty (as muru already said) would be the best in my personal opinion.
    – Byte Commander Mod
    Commented Nov 27, 2015 at 19:36
  • @ByteCommander OP seems to feel like giving the bounty to an answer, linking to a similarly looking solution. Commented Nov 27, 2015 at 19:46

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Given the very close similarities between the two questions - the fact that it is similarly worded - together that the OP has themselves confirmed this means a return of the bounty is in order.

To tidy up I've duped the question and merged the answers.

The latter action is needed so that the auto resolution feature of Stack Exchange works - people are automatically directed to the correct question and its answers.

If the OP wishes they can rebounty the original question and reward whichever answer is most relevant to them.

  • Thanks, seems the perfect solution to me. Commented Nov 27, 2015 at 20:10

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