I asked a question which didn't get an answer, so I assigned it a bounty. There was still no activity on my question for most of the bounty period, but then near the end of the period, a correct answer came in. It was a weekend and I was travelling for the holiday and didn't check regularly that day, so I missed the closing of the bounty period and the grace period. I was delighted to see the answer on Monday, but of course then it was too late to award the bounty, and the answer had no upvotes.
It's my fault for not checking regularly enough. Punish me, but don't punish my answerer! I think it should be possible to assign a bounty to questions that came in during the bounty period, even after the window has closed. It seems to me like the policies are not flexible enough in this area.
Is there any way an admin can override the software and policy and do this on my behalf?