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I just offered a bounty on one of my questions and selected "Draw attention to question" as the reason since it is the only one that applies; the question had low views and no answers (or votes). However, the description that is shown makes me sound like a pompous idiot.

This question has an open bounty worth +250 reputation from Matthew Read♦ ending in 7 days.

This is a very interesting question that has not received enough attention

It's honestly not that interesting and, regardless, I don't really want to make that claim on my own question. Can we make the wording more neutral here? Ideally, just the simple "This question has not received enough attention."

Other options: Something like "This question needs more or improved answers" or even "This question interests me and has not received enough attention."

Alternatively, let the optional custom reason override the default reason, rather than being appended beneath it. That way I could have specified that I just wanted a solution without looking like I'm infatuated with myself.

For future reference: If you want a truckload of upvotes and to have your problem addressed quickly, call yourself a tool. It works!

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Gyah. Since when do bounties have reasons attached? –  Pops Sep 20 '11 at 20:15
    
Hey hey now, nobody called you pompous. But regardless of the content - 250 points! 250 - that's the interesting part, That's what gets 'em excited :) –  Adel Sep 20 '11 at 20:19
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I'm tempted to retag this as [bug] on the grounds that it's a false positive by the SE engine's this-user-is-a-pompous-tool algorithm. –  Pops Sep 20 '11 at 20:21
    
By selecting that option, though, it seems you pre-agreed already, yes? The wording is vague, though. To me, "Draw attention to question" evokes fireworks or blinking HTML. –  Adel Sep 20 '11 at 20:22
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@Popular See How should bounties be categorized? which got "Status completed" only 13 ours ago. It's not listed yet though. –  NGLN Sep 20 '11 at 20:31
    
@NGLN Thanks for the link! And waffles/M. Tibbit's answer even says to post a question if the list needs to be amended. Perfect. –  Matthew Read Sep 20 '11 at 20:42
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+1 Too late, though, you already sound like a tool. :D –  squillman Sep 20 '11 at 21:05
    
If the toolbox fits... –  Adam Davis Sep 20 '11 at 21:21
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This is my fastest "Nice Question" ever. Calling yourself names really works! –  Matthew Read Sep 20 '11 at 21:28
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"This is an obscure, boring question that got no attention when it was originally posted, so I'm throwing a bone in the hopes of attracting a decent answer." –  Robert Harvey Sep 20 '11 at 21:31
    
@RobertHarvey Thanks for understanding my plight. –  Matthew Read Sep 20 '11 at 21:48
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@NGLN: Updated. –  Chris Frederick Sep 20 '11 at 22:46
    
Interesting - I thought "tool" was Australian English! –  Andrew Grimm Sep 21 '11 at 3:15

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up vote 18 down vote accepted

I just updated the text to:

This question has not received enough attention

Apologies for making you feel tool-like.

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to be deployed today –  waffles Sep 21 '11 at 1:33
    
Great, thanks :) –  Matthew Read Sep 21 '11 at 1:37

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