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In the case you set a bounty for your question and gave it to someone but after trying the accepted answer it did not work: how could you take back the bounty and let the question open again for a useful answer ?

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That is not possible: All bounties are paid for up front and non-refundable under any circumstances.

  1. You should have checked the answer before awarding the bounty;
  2. You can flag the answer. That might get it deleted but the bounty is not going to return to you.
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  • For which thing are these reputations useful apart from having certain edition privileges ? – user284234 May 15 '14 at 6:42
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    @begueradj - "how can you let the question open again" ... you basically dont accept the answer if it wasnt useful to you. BTW - I'm sure you could have got a great answer to your question. As per my comment on your question, there wasnt any real detail to your question to enable a great answer :( – fossfreedom May 15 '14 at 8:14
  • @begueradj the more rep you have the more likely the person can be trusted to give accurate answers :) – Rinzwind May 15 '14 at 9:17