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I've offered a +500 bounty in this question and it has not been given to any answer. However, I would like to offer another +50 bounty to award one answer, but the system only allows me to award +500.

It would be great if, in the case where the bounty is not awarded, the next one does not have to be doubled.

EDIT: it happened to this question too... if I try to start a bounty here the minimum is 100, even tough nothing has been given...

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This would run contrary to the reason this behaviour exists, so if this is really an issue I imagine the tweak should just take into account whether or not you have a stake in the game other than receiving a good answer. – Tim Stone Jul 11 '13 at 23:31
Sorry I did not completely understand your comment, what do you mean by "the tweak should just take into account whether or not you have a stake in the game other than receiving a good answer"? – Saullo Castro Jul 11 '13 at 23:41
This limitation was put into place because people would use the bounty to attract attention to earn up votes worth more reputation than the bounty they offered, so it probably doesn't need to be enforced in cases where the bounty poster can't earn more reputation (i.e. they didn't ask the question or answer). That wouldn't help in your case, though. – Tim Stone Jul 12 '13 at 0:30
Thank you! Now I got it... – Saullo Castro Jul 12 '13 at 0:37
"happening with this question too" - not yet, 17 hours are tons of time. ;) – Shadow Wizard Aug 13 '13 at 12:11
Your last sentence is wrong. It's 100 only for you since you already suggested 50. I can start a 50 rep bounty just fine. :) – Shadow Wizard Aug 15 '13 at 8:23
Someone should put a bounty on this question – Cole Johnson Aug 15 '13 at 8:24
@Cole very generous of you, lol! – Shadow Wizard Aug 15 '13 at 8:26
@Cole, did you get to see "offer 100 of my own reputation" as the default value when setting that 50 rep bounty? – Arjan Aug 15 '13 at 9:05
@ColeJohnson, that was great! Thank you! For me the minimum would be 100... – Saullo Castro Aug 15 '13 at 9:08
@Arjan no. It was 50. FWIW, I'm on the mobile site. – Cole Johnson Aug 15 '13 at 18:30

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