I answered Comedy about train robbery ruining the sherrif's car and within seconds, I see that another user posted the same answer.

Assuming that we have the correct answer, is there a way to share the bounty given?

  • Are there still unclarities about the existing answers that you might want to adress in a comment?
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Mar 14, 2016 at 13:44
  • @NapoleonWilson no, why? Mar 14, 2016 at 17:20
  • Just making sure, since the question doesn't have an accepted answer yet.
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Mar 14, 2016 at 17:20

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As far as i am aware, no. The asker chooses who to give the bounty to, if you're lucky enough for them to actually award the bounty.

meta.so links of interest: Accept Multiple Answers or Split Bounty among Several Users

Awarding a bounty to an editor

  • Bounties are given automatically to the highest voted answer with 2 or more votes. If we both have 2 votes, does it split? Mar 26, 2013 at 22:36
  • i thought they were granted manually. yup, i'm the wrong person to answer this.
    – DForck42
    Mar 26, 2013 at 22:37
  • They are manually awarded but if it isn't manually awarded then the bounty goes away to no one unless of course, an answer given AFTER the bounty was set and it has 2 or more votes. Mar 26, 2013 at 22:39
  • @dustindavis i edited in a couple of links.
    – DForck42
    Mar 26, 2013 at 22:41
  • I'm going to assume that the answer for manually awarding bounty is the same for automatically awarding it and in the event of a tie, it will use a timestmap. Oh well. Thanks. Mar 26, 2013 at 22:48
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    @DustinDavis "I'm going to assume that the answer for manually awarding bounty is the same for automatically awarding it" - No, it isn't. The winner of the manual bounty is chosen by the asker himself. So a common practice in your situation could be for the asker to accecpt one answer and give the bounty to another, for at least partly equal tribute.
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Mar 27, 2013 at 11:49
  • @ChristianRau What I mean is that when automatically awarding based on criteria (at least 2 upvotes), it won't split between a tie, or in other words, there can be only one. That's a great idea for splitting the points, answer one and award bounty to the other. Mar 27, 2013 at 15:43
  • @DustinDavis Ah, so with the word "answer" in your previous comment you didn't mean the answer selected for bounty, but the answer to your meta question. answer answer ;)
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Mar 27, 2013 at 16:20
  • @ChristianRau Yes, sorry. I should have taken care to disambiguate my response. Mar 27, 2013 at 16:21

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