I am not sure if this is the first time it has happened to me, but I didn't get any answers on my bounty question but I have still been asked to award the bounty to someone. Is this a defect or some quirk with the system?
On a more practical level, what can one do to try and move forward when a bounty has been put up because the question hasn't received enough attention or no authoritative references have been provided?
UPDATE: Having read the bounty conditions again, I am aware of this particular part where it says:
A bounty does not guarantee a response, however, and reputation refunds are not available if no answers are received as a result of the bounty.
I take this to mean that the moderators/community don't actually investigate or work out whether this is still worthy for consideration, and are happy to just leave it at that?
My personal feeling is that the depth and scope of the forum is generally shaped more so by the questions that are not answered (when they are appropriate questions) compared to questions that come up all the time and are not subject to changes in technology or trends, so perhaps we should care more about providing some resolution/closure?