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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 ...
Zanna's user avatar
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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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How can I award a bounty when there is not answer?

The help page, What is a bounty? How can I start one? describes exactly what happens in this situation. How is a bounty awarded? The bounty period lasts 7 days. Bounties must have a minimum duration ...
Nmath's user avatar
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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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How can I award a bounty when there is not answer?

You can't award a bounty in this case.
Pilot6's user avatar
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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 ...
Thomas Ward's user avatar
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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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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 bring more attention to a non-duplicate

First a few words on how the reopening mechanism works. You can read more in the relevant Help Center article: What if I disagree with the closure of a question? How can I reopen it? A closed question ...
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How to bring more attention to a non-duplicate

A. 1: You need 5 re-open votes. As soon as you edit your question, it goes into the "Reopen Queue" (https://askubuntu.com/review/reopen) where users can vote to reopen if your edit satisfied ...
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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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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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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 ...
Thomas Ward's user avatar
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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.
Seth's user avatar
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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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