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How to proceed when a question (with bounty) appears to have "We don't know" as answer?

Wait until the bounty ends Bounty questions are special, in that they get more attention than normal questions. When you created the bounty you paid for that attention. Ending it early is a bit of a ...
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Will a bounty still be active even if the user who started it deletes their account?

Yes, but the bounty couldn't actually be manually awarded to an answer. The best you could hope for would be half of the bounty getting auto-awarded to the top voted answer posted after the bounty ...
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If I bountied a question and then answered it myself, why does my account not get the bounty back?

Part of what you're "paying for" with a bounty is for higher question visibility and increased answerer motivation. A bounty does not guarantee a response and is not refunded if none are ...
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Is there any reason why I was randomly awarded bounty rep by Community?

Those bounties were awarded by a user who has since deleted their account. You can see from the revision history of the question that it was the user now known only as user112267 (the question OP). ...
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Why are pre-existing answers not eligible for automatic bounty award after editing?

Generally, the reason that bounties are offered are to get more attention to the question and get better answers. An answer that exists before the bounty is set, is, by default, considered ...
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List of bounties with no deadlines

I am offering a bounty of 50 reputation on this currently unanswered question Spambot becomes self aware but every attempt to contact gets filtered
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List of bounties with no deadlines

I am offering 100 bounty on my currently unanswered question in the-darkest-minds. https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/193227/why-were-reds-considered-more-dangerous-than-oranges
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What's the best course of action for my Hogwarts question?

The problem here is that your question is very broad and not a little dull. It's not unanswerable, but doing so would require someone to put in an inordinate amount of effort for a question that is ...
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Award Bounty to Answer Editor

Conflicts like these are the very reason why (at least on other SE sites) we discourage heavy edits and recommend answers instead. If the editor thought his edit didn't warrant a separate answer, I ...
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Is there any reason why I was randomly awarded bounty rep by Community?

There were 2 500 rep bounties placed on the question and apparently awarded to your answer by the same user, the one who asked the question. However, in between the bounties being awarded and you ...
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Which answer wins a bounty? Most popular or asker’s choice?

A bounty will only be awarded under three specific circumstances: The bounty period lasts 7 days. Bounties must have a minimum duration of at least 1 day. After the bounty ends, there is a grace ...
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Which answer wins a bounty? Most popular or asker’s choice?

If you award the bounty manually, it goes to the answer you selected. We can see in the revision history of that question that you chose the higher-voted but not accepted answer to award the bounty to:...
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When starting a bounty, what does the description mean for the option 'Canonical answer required'?

Bounty “types“ and their descriptions are the same throughout the network. As far as I’m aware there is no way to customise a bounty type/description on a per site basis (though to be fair I’ve never ...
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List of bounties with no deadlines

I am offering a bounty of 50 or more reputation on this story-identification question, due to the insane amount of detail. A small group of children accidentally time-traveling to the future and ...
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I'm offering a 250 reputation bounty for a satisfactory answer to this star-wars question: Is there a canon interpretation of who the five are in the Prophecy of the Five from the KOTOR Comics?
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I am offering 50 bounty to the following question (which is not an identification question!) about a marvel-2099 comic series: How old was Miguel O'Hara when he became Spider-Man 2099?
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I am offering a bounty of 100 for any information about how Jack Kirby's concept work on Lord of Light may have influenced his later work: Was Jack Kirby's later comic book art influenced by ...
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I am offering a bounty of 100-200 each for answers to the following questions: Short story where Earth was entirely paved over Aliens have seeded a world with needlers that inject a RNA-type virus ...
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List of bounties with no deadlines

I am offering 100 bounty to the following question about Frank Herbert’s dune series: What age would an off-worlder start taking the spice Melange? I previously put a bounty on it, but it expired ...
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Award Bounty to Answer Editor

I wholly agree that posting a bounty on another answer by that person is not ideal. The bounty is supposed to tell the person (and everyone else) what you're rewarding, not just give the points to the ...
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Can't receive reputation notification after starting a bounty

Since you clicked on it, it'll now show up. If you hadn't, it wouldn't have shown until you earned back the rep that spent on the bounty, because the top bar only shows the notification when it's a ...
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I am offering a bounty of 50 or more reputation on this currently unanswered question Short story about dogs and humans in the far future
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I am offering up a 500 rep bounty on the following story-identification questions: Webcomic following a boy who's inhabited by a vengeful ghost who's after the men who killed her Children&#...
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List of bounties with no deadlines

I am offering a 100 rep bounty on this story-identification question: Old Mickey Mouse comic with scifi elements
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Bounties for first, second and third place

From this Stack Exchange Meta topic: Can I offer a second bounty after the first one has expired? / Can I raise my bounty? You can offer as many bounties on a question as you want. However, only one ...
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I am offering a 250 rep bounty for anyone who finds a JK Rowling quote for this. Is there an official way to refer to communicating by putting your head in the fire? I am offering a 300 rep bounty ...
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I am offering a 100-200 bounty, or more (depending how good the answer is) for a logical answer to Do Goblins consider all money ever made theirs?. I, and I alone, will decide if the answer makes ...
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I am offering bounties of +100 for the identification of each of the items listed below—and +200 for locating a watchable/playable version of each. Educational film where all the bright colours ...
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