There are some questions which has bounty, but are clearly off-topic or are duplicates of another question.

e.g. https://askubuntu.com/questions/411887/unicode-fonts-are-not-displayed-correctly-in-google-chrome-under-ubuntu-12-04

The above question is offtopic because even though its title say Ubuntu 12.04, its actually about an ubuntu derivetive ElementryOS Luna.

Why can't this be flagged as off-topic even when there is a bounty on it?

I had seen other questions with bounty which were duplicates of nicely answered question. But I dont have an example with me.

  • Absolutely agree, I couldn't vote on this dupe. Sad :(
    – Lucio
    Commented Sep 7, 2014 at 3:32
  • No mod reply on the question. Its been 7 months !! Commented Sep 7, 2014 at 12:56

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Perhaps this should be a . My best guess is that the question is locked open once a bounty has been offered and removed from the offerers rep. In a perfect world this would be fine. I added the feature-request tag to the question in the hope that this might be addressed in some fashion. (Even if the response is Not Going To Happen)

Edit: Thanks to the comment by Mark Kirby I located this SE Meta question that explains clearly what to do in this situation.


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