Got this notification when I signed in this morning:
The logic seems faulty to me, but maybe someone can explain it. Basically I have a bounty question where Ramesh answered after the bounty was posted. The answer doesn't resolve the issue though so it seems wrong to award a bounty automatically just because someone posted some kind of answer.
Ramesh's answers are usually high quality and it's not like I would get the bounty back anyways, so even if it does auto-reward to him this one time, I'm not too concerned about it. I'm just wondering what kind of incentives this creates going forward. I could see if I had upvoted or accepted as the answer but this seems like it's only in response to something having been posted.
There doesn't seem to be an obvious way to stop the bounty from going to any answerer.