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Why create a bounty and never return?

Good question. Maybe they got the answer they needed and didn't feel the need to stick around to tick any of our boxes? Member for 4+ years with 156 rep - even as stingy with votes as we are, that ...
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My bounty was returned - Why?

The question is a shopping question because it asks, and I quote: Does anyone know of any RAID cards which can be configured to check the parity of a redundant array every time data is read, and ...
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How to deal with off-topic questions that cannot be closed?

You can flag it for moderator attention. A moderator can then deal with the bounty and close the question.
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Why create a bounty and never return?

Life happens. I have created one bounty in my entire time at SF ... and ended up not "paying" it. I hit the site several times a day during the first 3-4 days of the bounty, and no workable answer ...
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Answer for Question With Bounty is in Comments

You can only wait and hope the user writes an answer, mods can't convert comments to answers. If he doesn't answer and no one else (except you) posts an answer, the bounty is lost, as you can't ...
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Cannot Create Bounty - Bug

This is not a bug, it is by design. You have to double the amount of your previous bounty for subsequent bounties on the same question. This mechanism is in place to avoid placing multiple cheap ...
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Bounty Option Not Available - Am I missing something?

You're almost there, the limit for offering bounties on your questions is 75 reputation points. Just a few more, and you're set.
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How can I add bounties for my question

Please read https://serverfault.com/help/bounty The important part for you: A bounty can be started on a question two days after the question was asked. This means you just can't add a bounty to ...
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My bounty was returned - Why?

Your question was flagged as bounty abuse by at least two non-moderator users, after your edit made it clear the question was explicitly off-topic. Now that it is not bountied, it can be closed as ...
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Reward Bounty among 2 Users

You can't award a single bounty to two users, but you can always create a second bounty once you've awarded the first one, and then award that one to the second user. There is even a specific bounty ...
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Reward Bounty among 2 Users

That's not possible now to be honest, but it's very nice of you to care. That said not many people really give too much of a toss about their rep these days, not for one accept anyway.
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Bounty an exceptional answer on a closed question

Can the question be migrated over to StackOverflow? No. It's far too old. And off-topic there as well. Can I bounty one of his other answers on an open question, and state in the bounty notice ...
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No rep refund after bounty expired?

Yes, this is correct - bounties are non-refundable. There are many reasons why you might have not get an answer: no one is interested in it or at least no one knowing a solution it's also strictly ...
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Cannot Create Bounty - Bug

This question has already had a bounty added (and awarded) (on this answer). Questions may not have more than one active bounty - so if you're not seeing the "add bounty" link I think you've found a ...
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