I have a question, where 2 people had really good answers. Neither was a "direct hit" for what I was looking for, but both sparked good thinking. Is there a way to split the 200 point bounty to them? Or must I distribute the bounty to a single "best" answer?
There isn't, you have to pick one answer. In theory there should be a single post that completely answers the question, and if there isn't somebody should write one; you shouldn't need to get pieces of the answer from multiple posts. See the feature request: Accept Multiple Answers or Split Bounty among Several Users
Makes sense. In the question: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/44764/… it is a difficult question with several ways of trying to approach the problem. In one of the answers, it somewhat disregards some of the premise of the question, and comes up with a pretty good theory. In the end, there may not be a canonical answer to the question, yet. And, maybe the question needs a little paraphrasing to more correctly get targeted solutions. Dec 10, 2012 at 0:30