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Bounties are only revoked in exceptional circumstances. As mentioned by the MSE answer linked by David "I made a mistake" is a problem but by no means exceptional. We also cannot prove one way or another that you did actually make a mistake and posted a bounty on the wrong question. It is up to you to be sure you are in the right place before making the ...


Maybe let the moderator know that the flag was for a previous version of the answer. As I mentioned here, the new moderator flag dashboard shows an [edited] label if the post has been edited after the flag has been cast:


What was wrong with my question? I'm led to believe the question was closed because file formats are considered a product or service, which feels very wrong to me. There are two major issues with your question. The first, you are asking us to predict what file formats will exist in the future, we cannot predict the future. Since we don't know what file ...


In addition to above explanation by Blackwood, your question might already have fetched some comments or answers by others, so your question page now has their contribution also. Thus, it would not be ethical of you to deny them the credit for their part of contribution by summarily deleting the question. Thus, it is always better to have a second/ third ...

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