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I was wondering which answer would be awarded the bounty for this question:

Convolutional Neural Network Scale Sensitivity

If I understand correctly the bounty mechanism, since no answer has been chosen by the OP, the bounty will go to the highest voted answer, written after the bounty was started. In this case, I know that two answers were written after the bounty period start, thus I deduce that this answer will get the bounty:

https://stats.stackexchange.com/a/328554/58675

In general, however, I noted that the start date of a bounty doesn't appear on the question page. So the only way to know which answers were written after the bounty start, is to consider that the bounty period is 7 days, and compare that against the "answered [..]" text at the bottom of the answer, right?

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A lot of exact timestamps on Stack Exchange can be revealed by mouseover:

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  • $\begingroup$ Note that this is useful in many other circumstances too. E.g. this question is currently displayed as "asked 3 hours ago", but one can find out the exact timestamp by mouseover. $\endgroup$ – amoeba says Reinstate Monica Feb 19 '18 at 22:06
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Bounties last one week, so you can get a decent approximation by counting back from when it says it will expire. If you need a more precise time, click the edit history link (at bottom center), and one of the noted events will be when the bounty was started and by whom.

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    $\begingroup$ +1. A simpler (?) method is to mouse-over "11 hours" in "This question has an open bounty worth +100 reputation from Alex R. ending in 11 hours". $\endgroup$ – amoeba says Reinstate Monica Feb 19 '18 at 20:41
  • $\begingroup$ Good point, @amoeba, I didn't know that was there. Why not add that as a new answer? $\endgroup$ – gung - Reinstate Monica Feb 19 '18 at 21:15

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