I asked a question a week ago, asking what I thought was a bizarre problem (but turns out it's not). Two days and no answer so far, I decided to start a 50 rep bounty in hope of seeking answer, as I was desperate enough.
Right after that, the question seeing some comment from user here— one user points out a hint that exactly help answer my question. Then I encourage him to post an answer so I can award the bounty to him, as I think he deserve it fully.
He refused my request, saying he "feels weird" earning 50 point just for a small tip, he then told me to post an answer— which I did.
Now the question is pretty much solved and I don't need anymore answer, though there was one answer pointing to fail2ban configuration, I already checked onto it and did not find something unusual.
I know I won't get the 50 rep back, so can I just award the bounty to him? I don't want my 50 rep reduction to be wasteful.