I'm not sure how or whether to award a bounty I started on Double sum - Miklos Schweitzer 2010 - it's been answered by a mathoverflow user, and pasted into a community wiki answer by another mse user.

Any advice?

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    $\begingroup$ I wouldn't award it if I were you. $\endgroup$ Jun 11, 2011 at 22:23
  • $\begingroup$ I can delete my answer, if you wish. Mac you could copy and paste the answer so that you get the bounty. $\endgroup$
    – user9413
    Jun 13, 2011 at 8:27
  • $\begingroup$ No, thanks for the offer, but I'm not too fussed really. $\endgroup$
    – mac
    Jun 13, 2011 at 18:01

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If you award it, that user will get the reputation, regardless of community wiki status.

Beware auto-award thresholds.

If you absolutely, positively need to ensure that no user gets the bounty, flag it for mod attention with an explanation and a moderator can remove the bounty.

  • $\begingroup$ What is an auto-award threshold? $\endgroup$
    – mac
    Jun 11, 2011 at 23:28
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    $\begingroup$ @mac the bounty will be auto-awarded in many circumstances; see math.stackexchange.com/faq#bounty $\endgroup$ Jun 11, 2011 at 23:30
  • $\begingroup$ oh, thanks. I guess in this case there is no absolute positive need to not award half the bounty in this way, so I'll probably just do nothing and let the system do its thing. $\endgroup$
    – mac
    Jun 11, 2011 at 23:49

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