How is a bounty canceled when the person is asking for nonsensical details about a question that has been clearly asked and answered? Why do some RJ45 plugs have the lock release clip under a rubber cover? If the user is asking a question that isn't the same as the question in question, shouldn't they be required to formulate their own question?

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When another user starts a bounty on an existing question they may think it already asked the question well enough to not have to create a duplicate or their own version. Bounties can be used to lure out other answers, or answers that address the note left by the bounty drop.

Only moderators can cancel a bounty.

If a user wants to throw a bounty onto something that has no reason to, that's their concern.

If the question needs to be migrated, a moderator will cancel the bounty before doing so.

If the question otherwise needs to be simply closed, the bounty may be either allowed to run out or cancelled immediately.

  • I guess that's the thing. They're not asking a similar or identical question along the same lines, they're asking something else entirely that should be its own question and not a bounty on an existing asked-and-answered question.
    – killermist
    Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 17:20
  • Further, it looks like the question is taking collateral downvote damage because the bounty was attached. All the user has done is harm, and no good.
    – killermist
    Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 18:16

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