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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 my Ubuntu experience in general. I was impressed by the gesture, and felt honoured. I still am. Does that mean that I should be like Jorge? No. Jorge has the ...


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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 exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty I will add though, that personal gratitude is not really the intended reason to award a bounty. The purpose of a ...


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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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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 the bounty, award the bounty to the answer you think deserves it. I've done this myself, and I"ve also received such myself, in the past, so it should work.


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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 criterion then the bounty just dies off without being awarded. The bounty poster doesn't get the reputation back, and the bounty expires.


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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 simply because I failed to understand the right process. I noticed that the same thing happened in several questions at Ask Ubuntu. I'm looking for more detailed ...


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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 and you've lost the points. This is why the bounty page gives you notes that once you issue a bounty it isn't going to be able to be recovered/refunded. This ...


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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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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 definition of the word (from dictionary.com via Zanna in comments) authorized; recognized; accepted: So what they actually want is a definitive or best answer ...


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No.


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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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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 added as a comment. Answerers and voters shouldn't really have to look into the comments section before voting, and the question as it stood highly suggested ...


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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 them the bounty. Even if it is not as good as yours, if it is good enough, you may as well award the bounty. You can't get it back so you might as well give it to ...


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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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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 retracted. Flags on questions and answers, including the custom "in need of moderator intervention" flag where you type in a description of what is ...


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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 accept Fabby's as the truth 25 hours later. If you would accept Fabby's now, that would be totally unfair to WinEunuuchs2Unix However, It's completely up to you ...


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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 one of them which turns out to help you, you'll need to post another bounty (and remember that each time the amount needs to double). Or just upvote and accept ...


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Bounties have an extra grace period past the original 7 days. You get email notifications when the 7 days end and you enter the grace period.


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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 you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with a minimum score of 2 will be ...


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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 voted answer - it just usually happens to be like that because all three are indicators of the most helpful answer. An answer having few or no votes so far does ...


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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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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 control as far as I am aware


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You have complete control over who the bounty goes to. The OP has no say.


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Bounties can be awarded by anyone with a reputation greater than 75 and the amount of bounty to offer, to any question asked by anyone two days after the question has been asked. To award bounty to a question, just click on start a bounty button just below the question.


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You need 75 reputation to start bounties. That's the problem.


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That is not possible: All bounties are paid for up front and non-refundable under any circumstances. You should have checked the answer before awarding the bounty; You can flag the answer. That might get it deleted but the bounty is not going to return to you.


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If I start a 100 rep bounty, I immediately lose 100 reputation. If I award that bounty, the recipient gets an additional 100 reputation. If I fail to award the bounty before the time runs out, the highest-scoring new answer (as long as it has a score of 2 or higher) will get 50% of the bounty (so 50 reputation points here) automatically awarded. If there is ...


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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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