Do bounties work on some Stack Exchange sites? They definitely don't work on Photo-SE. I'm curious if this is true network-wide.
I see that Stack Overflow has an astounding-to-me 250+ bounty questions open right now. That might be a different problem than what we're having! The other big sites like Superuser and Serverfault also only have a few. Is the huge number of bounty questions a problem at SO?
Do other smaller SE sites see bounties as working out? Is it something unique to Photo-SE? Is there something localized we could improve, or something we could do across the network?
Would it be possible to balance something for both the handful of featured questions that most sites might have and the torrent one sees on Stack Overflow? Recent tweaks like sorting by the amount of rep offered seem focused at the too-many-bounties problem.