Wondering what the process is when you offer a bounty on one of your own questions and there are still no answers?

Asking this because this has just happened to one of mine

2 Answers 2


Well, nothing.

The rep you offered is gone. And you have no answers, and thus no one you can award those fake internet points to.

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    Reputation on serverfault are not fake internet points, they are real internet points.
    – kasperd
    Commented Jan 22, 2015 at 11:39

From the bounty page:

All bounties are paid for up front and non-refundable under any circumstances.

  • @Chris-S makes the point here that there are "No takebacks (except in extraordinary circumstances)" meta.serverfault.com/questions/3191/…
    – noonand
    Commented Jan 21, 2015 at 23:10
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    @noonand Unfortunately, not getting an answer is not an extraordinary circumstance. Those are things like, say, having to close or delete the question despite the bounty (which is very rare). Commented Jan 22, 2015 at 2:23

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