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I'll offer three perspectives: I don't usually chase bountied questions, but if I wanted to, I would specifically pull up that tab of the Questions page (no matter what day or time of day I was on the site). Our bountied/featured questions tab is usually less than one page, so I don't think there'd be any better or worse time to post the bounty from that ...


I see the below information from here: If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with a minimum score of 2 will be awarded half the bounty amount. If two or more eligible answers have the same score (i.e., their scores are tied), the oldest answer is awarded the bounty. ...


Yes. You can address anyone who is the sole owner of an entry in the revision history. Besides editors, this includes bounty placers, and people who (un)protected. This also includes moderators who (unlocked), closed or reopened, but not ordinary users who cast close/reopen votes.


The short answer is: no. In theory you could start with a profile on another site, accumulate 200 reputation points, then create a Unix & Linux profile, which would be awarded a 100-point association bonus, which would be above the 75-point privilege level for awarding bounties. Setting a 50-point bounty would immediately set you back below the privilege ...


Not until the current one expires. From the Help Center > Reputation & Moderation Questions may only have one active question bounty at any given time.

Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible