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This is Jorge, Be like Jorge

Never told this anyone, but Jorge is one of the main reasons that I finally stuck around here. He put a bounty on my third question ever, in what is the pre- history in my AU experience, actually of ...
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Can I award a bounty to an answer that I like?

You can absolutely do that; you can award bounties to any answer as mentioned by Mark Kirby. There is a bounty reason just for giving extra credit to awesome answers: One or more of the answers is ...
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Who gets reputation at the end of a bounty?

The bounty doesn't get refunded under any circumstance. As per the help center. Take a look at the first bullet in the list. So if the bounty is not awarded to any one, it gets lost.
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What if the bounty was started by the question owner and did not accept any answer?

If the question owner didn't accept an answer, and the bounty expires, half the reputation goes to the highest rated answer (score >=2) posted after the bounty was started. If no answer meets that ...
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Can I spontaneously give a bounty?

Same you would any other bounty. Hit "Start a Bounty" Add the bounty with the reason "one of the answers is exemplary" or what ever it is now. After the time period for having to 'wait' to deliver ...
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Giving away bounties this December 2019

Pros and cons of installing Ubuntu alongside Windows Boot Manager Bounty suggested: 250 Reason suggested: The accepted answer to this question says I have personally messed 4 laptop hard disks ...
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What happens to all the points when my bounty expires?

As detailed in How does the bounty system work?, when you place a bounty, after a week plus a grace period if no answers have +2 on votes or you haven't granted the bounty, the bounty simply expires ...
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Can a bounty be redacted?

It didn't simply disappear. It wasn't awarded to anyone, that's all. Look at the revision history: You need answers with score >= 2 for automatic awards.
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What does "canonical answer" refer to in bountied question notices?

I think there is a bit of confusion on your part, you seem to be confusing the company Canonical who make Ubuntu with the English meaning of the word, it is an easy mistake to make here, a relevant ...
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How to increase the bounty amount?

Once the bounty ends you will have the option to start another, higher, bounty (in minimum increments of 50, or higher if you choose). You cannot change a running bounty.
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Low quality answer getting upvotes and bonus?

I have a moral problem with the votes and bounty reward on the following question Speaking of the votes: those are fair. Why? Because important details should be edited into the question and not ...
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Can I award myself a bounty?

No.
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On my question (with bounty) mine is the only answer. Should I just accept my own answer or let the bounty continue to expire?

Shrug. Basically, since you can't award the bounty to yourself, the best thing to do is just let the bounty expire. If anyone happens to post a better ansser than yours in the time remaining, give ...
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can I revert awarding a bounty?

Unfortunately, this is not possible. Awarding a bounty is permanent and cannot be undone. When you award a bounty, the following message is displayed:
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5 votes
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Who to award the bounty to?

Yes you can and it's a bit of a trick but WinEunuuchs2Unix deserves the bounty for all the work he put into it. Accept WinEunuuchs2Unix's answer, press "yes" to awarding your bounty, then ...
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raised flag - cooled off - now want to temper it / edit it -- what can I do?

Retracting Flags As Zanna says, the appropriate action when you have raised a flag that you have then realized is wrong or unhelpful is to retract the flag. Most (but not all) types of flags can be ...
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can I give bounty after time?

No, you can't. You'll have to award the bounty now (or in the next 24 hours, the so-called 'grace period'). If you don't, none of the existing answers will get the bounty and if you do want to award ...
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Should I award a bounty to a non-accepted answer (but what if)?

You started the bounty and paid with your own points, so you can decide whichever answer it shall be awarded to. There is no requirement or recommendation to award it to the accepted or highest ...
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Who gets reputation at the end of a bounty?

I don't understand what the "How is a bounty awarded" section doesn't answer this entirely: After the bounty ends, there is a grace period of 24 hours to manually award the bounty. [...] If ...
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Transfer control over open bounty to other user (or moderator) because I can't award it

There is no such thing as a bounty control transfer. Moderators can't do it, they can only revoke and return the bounty which requires exceptional circumstances I believe. There's no way to transfer ...
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If I offer a bounty on someone else's question, can I still choose who gets the bounty?

You have complete control over who the bounty goes to. The OP has no say.
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Award bounty button not working

Using Chromium 38.0.2125.111 I can't award the bounty, but I tried it in Firefox 33.0 on the same machine and it worked fine.
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Can a bounty be redacted?

Moderators can remove bounties, but this is only done under very special and rather rare circumstances (mostly if a question needs to be closed). Bounty history is in the revision history
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Feature Request: Allow commenting on awarded bounties

Clarification of the problem: Your misinterpretation of what a bounty is, and should be used for. A bounty is designed to draw attention to a question, in the hopes of getting an answer so that if ...
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