When an open bounty is on a question and this question gets closed, will I get my reputation back or can people still answer this question?


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If a question is put on hold, or it is closed, it cannot be answered any longer. It has to be re-opened first to allow answering.

If you put the bounty on it, you loose the reputation the moment you agree to the system to put a bounty on the question. That rep is gone, whatever happens to the question.

If you answered the question before it was put on hold / closed, then I assume OP can still award it to you, I wouldn't see any reason why not at least.

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    $\begingroup$ I take it from this that questions with a bounty can only be closed by a moderator, and mods also have the ability to refund the bounty if they do. $\endgroup$
    – canadianer
    Commented Dec 22, 2017 at 23:38
  • $\begingroup$ @canadianer thats an interesting link, thanks $\endgroup$
    – AliceD Mod
    Commented Dec 23, 2017 at 6:58

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