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Is is possible to cancel a bounty?

I asked a question regarding Photoshop and wine on askubuntu, and didn't receive any answers. After a little while, I put a bounty on it (first time I've done so).

Since then, I received a good, detailed answer, but it didn't fix my problem.

Tonight, I found the solution myself on another site, and posted it on askubuntu as an answer to my problem.

Now, about the bounty. If I leave it unawarded, will it be re-added to my rep? Will it just disappear?

Would it simply be good sportsmanship to give it to the answerer who gave me a detailed answer and did genuinely try to fix the problem?

What's the procedure here?

marked as duplicate by RobotHumans, ish, jrg Jul 15 '12 at 0:37

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

  • The question may differ a bit, but I suspect the answer would be much the same. – RobotHumans Jul 14 '12 at 23:11
  • My question was more about what the right thing to do was, but yes, that did answer my question. If the rep's gone for good, and it comes down to either the answerer gets half the rep or he gets the full rep, I'm going to go ahead and give him the full rep for the effort. – user70540 Jul 14 '12 at 23:28