I just wanted to know if the bounty goes away to other users. If my answer is best voted, to whom the bounty will go?
The bounty is automatically offered to the answer that:
- It is given after the bounty was started
- It has a score of at least +2
- It is not given from the user who offered the bounty
If two or more eligible answers have the same score, the oldest answer is awarded the bounty.
If no answers meet these criteria, the bounty ends without it being awarded to any answer, and is not refunded to the bounty starter.
You cannot manually assign the bounty to your own answer; the award button will not be visible for your own answers.