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This deleted answer is on a question I am currently bountying (10k+ only), the weird part is that there is still a bounty link:

bounty link

I am afraid to click it too see what happens under the fear that I might accidentally assign a bounty to a deleted answer! (although I am sure there would be a popup preventing me from doing so).

Can we just remove the bounty link from a deleted answer all together?

FOR SCIENCE I clicked:

for science!

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Oh, come on, click it! Where's your sense of adventure? – Yannis Aug 30 '12 at 13:12
Go on, click it! – yoozer8 Aug 30 '12 at 13:13
@YannisRizos haha. True. but then the great answer that actually answered my question might not get the bounty if there is a bug. – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Aug 30 '12 at 13:13
@Jim I don't wanna... – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Aug 30 '12 at 13:13
You're close to 41K rep, if you are not going to give away 100 rep for science, you are doing it wrong... – Yannis Aug 30 '12 at 13:14
@YannisRizos true. clicking now. FOR SCIENCE! – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Aug 30 '12 at 13:14
Come on, it's SCIENCE. Besides, I'm sure you can afford to start a new bounty to reward a real answer if you end up having to – yoozer8 Aug 30 '12 at 13:14
@YannisRizos It looks like we're on the same train of thought here, but you're a car or two ahead of me... – yoozer8 Aug 30 '12 at 13:15
I clicked FOR SCIENCE! :-) – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Aug 30 '12 at 13:15
I was going to downvote for the lack of science, but seeing as how you grew a pair.... +1 – yoozer8 Aug 30 '12 at 13:18
I was hoping it would award the bounty, this would have been more interesting if it was a bug and not a UI thing, but good thing you didn't lose the rep. +1 for science ;) – Yannis Aug 30 '12 at 13:18
Wait, you get a FOR SCIENCE button when you offer a bounty? I've never seen that! Maaaaaaan... – Pops Aug 30 '12 at 14:03

Seeing as how this already functions as it should (does not allow awarding the bounty), I don't think a change is warranted.

I would suggest rewording the popup, but I think it's fine since it's consistent.

  • Trying to accept a deleted answer gives exactly the same message.
  • Trying to flag a comment within 5 seconds of voting on a comment indicates you can't vote for comments faster than 1 per 5 seconds.
  • (I think?) the same is true for deleting comments.

Since all of these denials refer to the action as voting, this works as expected and is consistent, and I think that no change should be made at all.

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