Is it possible to cancel a bounty if I found the answer to my question?

  • Do you mean you want to cancel your bounty or how to award it to someone who answered your question? Commented Dec 16, 2010 at 1:57
  • I originally meant how to cancel a bounty if still anybody hasn't answered the question and in the meantime i found a answer to my question on my own. But acutal the question is done, because someone answered the question and i will going to award him the bounty i started. Just in general, can a bounty be cancel if anybody hasn't answered so far?
    – NES
    Commented Dec 16, 2010 at 12:26
  • If the answer you found is very different from any existing answer on that question, you should also post an answer yourself.
    – Fred Nurk
    Commented Dec 16, 2010 at 22:58
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    You're allowed to answer your own question though you won't get your bounty back!
    – Junkbot
    Commented Jan 31, 2011 at 1:13

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Details on the bounty system are here: How does the bounty system work?

At the bottom of the answer you'll see that you can't cancel a bounty. I assume you're referring to this question. ændrük's answer will at least get the automatic bounty for half of the rep at the end of the period.

Personally I would just give him the full bounty for the effort (since once you spend the 50 it's gone for good). It's a good answer with nice screenshots so the next person will get a easy to use answer.

  • thanks for the answer, yes that was my plan. I stated this in the comment to my question above, that i definitly will give him the award. Did it some minutes ago, because i had to wait the system waiting time for transfer rewards.
    – NES
    Commented Dec 16, 2010 at 17:35

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