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Can I get my bounty reputation back by awarding it to myself?

If I were to set a bounty on a question, could I then answer that question and award myself the bounty to regain that reputation? If that answer was purely to regain that reputation that could be a ...
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Why do we lose bounty points before they are awarded?

Today I decided to offer my first bounty on an old question which may have an answer now since the software in question has changed several times since. What surprised me was that the bounty was ...
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Why don't bounties ever work on this site?

I've offered a lot of bounties for key questions I think deserve better answers. I've seen other people do the same, or of course offer bounties on their own questions they're hoping to get more info ...
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