• Can a question with an open bounty on it be migrated from M.SE to MO?
  • What happens with a bounty in this case?
  • Can the bounty be awarded to an answer of a user who does not have a linked account at MO?
  • Who can award the bounty if the user who started the bounty does not have a linked account at MO?

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No and yes. Questions with open bounties cannot be closed for any reason, and this includes migration. In order for a question with a bounty to be migrated, the bounty would first have to be removed. Moderators can remove bounties (and refund the reputation in the process), but we only do this on a case-by-case basis. (See the MSO FAQ.)


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