I recently discovered that if I have posted an answer to a question, the minimum bounty I can offer for that question is +100 (instead of the usual +50).
Temporarily deleting the answer reinstates the +50 bounty (a workaround!).
- Should the FAQs be updated to include this information?
- Why have this rule in the first place if it's so easily bypassed?
This is indeed a new feature (introduced in September 2011) to prevent abuse of the bounty system.This is mentioned explicitly in a few meta answers but, as far as I can tell, not in FAQs. This information is therefore out of reach of mere mortals who do not have a finger on the pulse of MSO/SE.
The loophole mentioned above should have been fixed, but as of this update, can still be exploited (tested on superuser).
We can haz bugfix and faq update, pliz?