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I posted a bounty on a question and received no answers within a week. The bounty ended, but I still have 66 rep.

Why is this? It says in the Bounty Part of the FAQ that:

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

So why didn't I get my rep back?

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Keep reading:

In any case, you will always give up the amount of reputation specified in the bounty, so if you start a bounty, be sure to follow up and award your bounty to the best answer!

When a bounty is not awarded to anyone, they do not return to the awarder, they are simply lost. There is no conservation of reputation.

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    \$\begingroup\$ That sucks....... Guess Ill just have to earn it back;) \$\endgroup\$ – Liam McInroy May 11 '12 at 12:32
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    \$\begingroup\$ Is there any place where we can see why this was decided so? i.e Any place the discussion relating to this decision is archived? \$\endgroup\$ – rahul May 29 '12 at 17:57

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