The post How to unhide 'Very Hidden' Worksheet has a bounty posted by Community, which says:

One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty.

As Community is not a person and has no reputation, I am very puzzled by this bounty and am looking for an explanation.


The user who posted the bounty got deleted - and that left the bounty in place. with community as the owner, since deleted users get merged with community.

I've refunded the bounty, just so its less confusing.

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    Refund to whom? Community? So he has now 51 reputation instead of 1? Cool! Seems he has already used his new powers and downvoted 25 questions. Nov 8 '17 at 21:43
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    Things do get very strange here.
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Nov 8 '17 at 23:01
  • @ThomasWeller How can you see that Community has downvoted 25 questions? Downvotes are private. Btw, some fun facts I found out: The top user at hardwarerecs.SE would be on 44577th place in SO and the Community user would be #1 on pretty much all sites (didn't check all). Just from the edits alone it would have more than three times as much reputation as Jon Skeet. Nov 9 '17 at 14:24
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    He's joking - refunded's the term I think the UI uses and that indicates community got back the reputation, but the reputation more or less went into the bitbucket.
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Nov 9 '17 at 14:26
  • @Fabian Aren't you forgetting the rep-cap?
    – wizzwizz4
    Nov 11 '17 at 16:25
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    That's true. Without it, Jon Skeet would probably have more rep than all community users together. Nov 11 '17 at 16:29
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    @Fabian I do not want to be the fun killer here, but after you reach 2000 rep the edits you make are free, no 2 rep reward. Nov 15 '17 at 19:33

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