Reference Someone else posted a question I answered, and got 2 up-votes for. Because my answer was lacking one important detail, they put that question up for bounty. I approximately doubled my answer to supply the missing detail, and they accepted my answer, thinking that the bounty would be automatically awarded to my answer.
However, since my initial answer was posted before the bounty period, it did not get the automatic award. Even despite the fact that the extensive edit, and accepting the answer both happened during the bounty period. What will happen to it now?
I did not think deleting my previous answer to post "the" answer during the bounty period was a good idea, due to the fact that it had 2 upvotes on it already, as well as comments from the author indicating what was missing. What would have been my best choice to make, at the time the bounty was given?