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Can temporarily suspended users award bounties they offered while not suspended (just in case you're wondering, I'm not suspended, I answered a question by a suspended user). Will someone get the bounty?

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    $\begingroup$ This is an interesting question. I speak to what I suspect, rather than what I know. I do not think that they can award the bounty. But the reputation for the bounty is already up. I bet that at the end of the bounty-period, the answer with the highest number of votes (as long as it has at least 2 votes) will receive the bounty. If there is no such answer, the bounty will not be awarded. If there is a tie... good question. Maybe FGITW gets it. But again, this is all just speculation. $\endgroup$ – davidlowryduda Apr 30 '13 at 4:51
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    $\begingroup$ A related meta.SO question. $\endgroup$ – J. M. is a poor mathematician Apr 30 '13 at 5:03
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    $\begingroup$ It's a bizarre situation anyway: The user got suspended, presumably for posting problems from an ongoing contest. The questions are all closed, except the one that has a bounty, which can't be closed. The question you answered is is Problem B. 4538 from KöMaL. $\endgroup$ – Martin Apr 30 '13 at 5:36
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    $\begingroup$ Is this a good idea to provide a complete proof to a question from a contest due May 10, 2013? $\endgroup$ – Did Apr 30 '13 at 8:52
  • $\begingroup$ I didn't realize that, I presumed it was an old contest question, should I delete my solution? $\endgroup$ – John Marty Apr 30 '13 at 9:06
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    $\begingroup$ If people would close unsourced, no-effort-shown questions, this wouldn't happen. $\endgroup$ – Gerry Myerson Apr 30 '13 at 11:04
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    $\begingroup$ @JohnMarty: Probably not, unless the contest organizers ask for it. The user who asked the question has already seen your answer; deleting it at this point would just help them cover their tracks. If you want to be helpful, though, e-mail the organizers and let them know about the question. (Someone probably already did that, given that the user was suspended, but it won't hurt to make sure.) $\endgroup$ – Ilmari Karonen May 9 '13 at 19:44

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