I was struck with an interesting thought today as I added a bounty to a question on SE Linux.
I found myself thinking: "I really need this answer, I wish I could have put on a bounty earlier..." Then I realized that because you can edit your own questions. Why not have a series of questions that are well formed and worded but obscure and unlikely to be given much attention and then when I do have a question that I want to put an immediate bounty on convert one of my ready reserve questions?
I'm sure this behavior wouldn't be encouraged on any SE site. but are there any counter-measures against it?