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I answered a question (Is there a limit on pinned taskbar items?) Which the user put a bounty of 50+ reputation. After the grace period ended, I was rewarded, but only 25+. Is this normal behavior? Can I do this on any bounty, or does the bounty automatically decrease after the grace period is ended ? (I answered before the grace period.)

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  • The bounty expired without being awarded. As you had a score of +2 then half the bounty was awarded to you. superuser.com/help/bounty – Mokubai Nov 5 '15 at 18:34
  • The user didn't assign the bounty manually, so half of the bounty it was automatically awarded to you as your answer was the highest-scoring new answer. See the linked question for more information. – bwDraco Nov 5 '15 at 18:35
  • @bwDraco, Where does the other half go to? – Pacerier Nov 5 '15 at 22:53
  • The other half of the bounty is forfeited. – bwDraco Nov 5 '15 at 22:55

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