I've never seen it happen before until recently. What should happen if you post a bounty on your question and no one answers after 7 days. I think you should get your bounty back but I'm biased :)

I would like to see what others think.


This is answered on Meta.stackoverflow.com: What happens if there are no answers to a bounty question?


this is covered in


In any case, you will always give up the amount of reputation specified in the bounty, so if you start a bounty, be sure to follow up and award your bounty to the best answer!

  • Thanks for answering Jeff. I agree that it is covered in the FAQ. I just think it's a little messed up that I loose my rep and get NOTHING. I don't expect y'all to change your rules for me. I was just hoping to get some different perspectives on the topic. I don't think I phrased my question properly since people seem to be answering the question "What happens" instead of answering the question "What should happen". – wcm May 23 '11 at 2:40
  • @wcm - Not forcing the rep reduction on the user offering the unrewarded bounty would open the door for bounty being abused to gain attention for any/all questions. – Jeff Swensen Jun 20 '11 at 11:33

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