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The fact that the bounties are not refundable is pointed out in the help center and marked in bold: All bounties are paid for up front and non-refundable under any circumstances. Also the dialog used when offering the bounty has this information - although it is in a smaller font, the text "this reputation is deducted immediately and cannot be ...


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I'm going to make a sort of meta-comment that might explain the negative reaction that people have to this question. I think there are two issues: I think that many people (including me) find the whole idea of MO-reputation kind of silly and distracting. Getting worked up over it is just not a good use of anyone's time. In my experience, bounties here ...


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