First I answered this question on March 30 (the same day as the question was posted). Later I got two upvotes.

Then a bounty was started on that question some time in mid-April. I received two upvotes during the bounty period (April 11 and April 14).
(I am not 100% sure, but I think both April 11 and April 14 fall within the bounty period; how can I check what period the bounty was on?)

My answer was never accepted. There was only one other answer that got only one upvote in total and was not accepted.

I was hoping to get half of the bounty following the bounty rules:

If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with at least 2 upvotes will be awarded half the bounty amount. If there's no answer meeting that criteria, the bounty is not awarded to anyone.

-- but that did not happen.

Question: What could be the reason I did not get (half of) the bounty?

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    $\begingroup$ "Created after the bounty started" $\endgroup$
    – whuber Mod
    Commented Apr 24, 2015 at 20:16
  • $\begingroup$ @whuber, Oh, I see. Thank you! $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 25, 2015 at 5:10
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    $\begingroup$ @RichardHardy, maybe you could post an answer to your own question, so it would be highlighted for future users having the same question. Tks. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 25, 2015 at 14:09

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As @whuber correctly pointed out, my answer was not created after the bounty started. Therefore, I did not get half the bounty when it expired. Puzzle solved.


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