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In this scenario, who gets the bounty?

That's a tough one. You can put this off until the day before the bounty expires. Or not. It's totally your choice; whichever answer you find more helpful is the one you should choose. My $.02 (or ...
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How can a user with only one rep offer a bounty of one hundred?

The reputation needed for the bounty has already been subtracted, so he had 101 before he placed the bounty. See his reputation history: https://english.stackexchange.com/users/270619/user123456798?...
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Answer I was going to award the bounty to disappeared

You need 10K or more rep to see deleted content. You currently have ~9K on EL&U. The answer you liked read as follows: I often see the following expression in letters that have no specific ...
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How can I increase the bounty I just posted on this newly reopened question?

The existing answers by Mari-Lou and NVZ are entirely correct. The canonical FAQ is on MSE: How does the bounty system work? This answer is correct as of the time of posting, and is specific to the ...
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How to close a question to new answers?

I would suggest that you familiarize yourself with the site as well as the Stack Exchange model: the site tour and the help center will give you guidance on how to use this SE site (and others). ...
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Are people putting bounties on old questions to get a hat?

The long answer to this question is yes. And in response to your other question, also yes. By the way, the short answer is also yes. Both times.
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Did I miss the bounty deadline and if so, is there any way of manually awarding it?

Yes, you may indeed set a new bounty to reward an existing answer - in fact, when you offer a bounty, this is given as one of the choices for explaining why the bounty is being given. The only small ...
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Did I miss the bounty deadline and if so, is there any way of manually awarding it?

Yes, I’m sorry but you’ve missed the deadline. And because no new answer posted after the bounty was set managed to reach a score of 2, nor any new answer marked as accepted, those repubits have now ...
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If you give a bounty, can you earn it back without counting toward the daily rep limit?

No, the maximum reputation you can ever earn for upvotes in a day is always capped at 200. It doesn’t matter whether you have lost reputation because of starting a bounty, or because people have ...
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“Bounties increase exposure and visibility” Do they?

Ludomania! As I said in my comments, we all know the answer to this question (and we know the fundamental flaw in the question, too). FOR SCIENCE! But ꜰᴏʀ sᴄɪᴇɴᴄᴇ! here is some data anyway. I ...
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Can you start a bounty on a question that already has an accepted answer?

Yes, you can. Do note that the minimum bounty will be 100 reputation points (since you've already posted an answer to the question) and you can never award the bounty to your own answer. Everything ...
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How can I increase the bounty I just posted on this newly reopened question?

I think you'll have to wait for the current bounty period to end, and in case you want to offer another one, it will have to be double the previous bounty, and that's by design. For a concrete answer,...
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How can I increase the bounty I just posted on this newly reopened question?

When no answer is forthbringing, sometimes you gotta hunt it down. The OP would like to increase his bounty from 100 to 200 on his question. Unfortunately, according to the answer posted on Stack ...
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Did I miss the bounty deadline and if so, is there any way of manually awarding it?

https://english.stackexchange.com/posts/272535/revisions Yes, you missed it, and it looks like you missed the grace period too. "Bounty Ended with no winning answer by Community♦" I think the system ...
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Question should be closed

Get with the program - it's democracy in action. Several times over the years I've been annoyed by bounties which prevent me from closevoting, but in the end there will only be one of two ...
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Are people putting bounties on old questions to get a hat?

Yes, it's for hats. The Gelt hat is for a bounty offered during Hanukkah (December 16 and December 24) and there'll be more offered on Christmas day for the Stockings Hung by the Fire hat. But not ...
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