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The timer on the prompt to accept or start a bounty should be reset after an edit of the question by the OP.

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1. It's "lorem ipsum". 2. Why would this be a useful change? –  waiwai933 Sep 3 '11 at 19:20
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Putting "The title says it all" signals a lack of effort and/or reasoning on your part. –  random Sep 3 '11 at 19:22
    
@waiwai933: 1. Thanks for the spelling correction. 2. I thought it was obvious - the edit may well show why an answer hasn't been accepted. –  Mike Jones Sep 3 '11 at 19:39
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@random: Assuming that "The title says it all" always signals a lack of effort and/or reasoning on the part of the OP signals a lack of effort and/or reasoning on the part of the commentator:-) –  Mike Jones Sep 3 '11 at 19:42

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No, the timer is to force the bounty to eventually be awarded. If edits reset the timer, then the OP could just make an invisible edit to the question every 6 days, and keep the bounty on the question for as long as he wanted, instead of half of it being rewarded to someone after a week.

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I would agree with that, but that is not the issue. The issue concerns the display of the prompt to the OP, not the bounty itself. –  Mike Jones Sep 3 '11 at 19:47
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@Mike: Which is exactly the kind of explication you could've done in the body of your post, instead of assuming that everyone can divine what you mean from a single sentence. –  Josh Caswell Sep 3 '11 at 19:53

No, I don't think so. Edits shouldn't change the question. Edits are to improve questions (and answers), fix spelling and grammar, etc.

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