10 days ago I asked a question here:

What is the difference between a Spine, Register, and Index?

On the following day (Sunday) I added a bounty worth 50 reputation.

That expired this Sunday gone, while an answer was posted on Friday.

At the time of the answer being posted, and when the bounty ended, I was unfortunately unable to review the question.

As such, when I saw the answer yesterday (and asked for some minor follow up info which was provided), it was too late to award the bounty.

This answer (even before I asked for the minor additions) IMO answered my question very well.

Is it possible to extend the bounty so the user who posted the answer can be justly rewarded?

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    $\begingroup$ can start a second bounty (e.g. "reward an existing answer") but it will have to be double the first one (however, you don't currently have the reputation to start any bounties at all) $\endgroup$ – Glen_b Nov 14 '17 at 12:02
  • $\begingroup$ @Glen_b Thanks for the info - yeah, I tried to find it again and came across the doubling :/ It's just unfortunate, as the answer was good and I wanted to respect that. $\endgroup$ – Chuck Nov 14 '17 at 12:04
  • $\begingroup$ It's not an insurmountable problem. $\endgroup$ – Glen_b Nov 14 '17 at 12:05
  • $\begingroup$ True. A useful perspective that is. $\endgroup$ – Chuck Nov 14 '17 at 12:06
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks @Glen_b for funding a new bounty out of your own pocket - whether it ends up going to me or to someone else, it definitely benefits the community by encouraging people to answer questions. $\endgroup$ – Candamir Nov 14 '17 at 14:52
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    $\begingroup$ @Glen_b I echo the sentiments of Candamir. Thank you for adding it on. $\endgroup$ – Chuck Nov 14 '17 at 17:30

Unfortunately, the answer is no. You must assign the bounty during the bounty + grace period; otherwise it vanishes. If you don't award a bounty and there is an answer with the highest score (minimum 2 upvotes) gets half of the bounty. Bounties cannot be canceled, prolonged, etc.


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