This isn't a feature request, because I don't have a concrete answer, but I noticed a behavior, it seems poor, and if we aren't doing something about it, I feel like we should be doing something about it.
Personal story. Someone I know offline posted a question on how to do a specific thing in ExtendScript. It's an ExtendScript question, and there aren't a whole lot of people who work in that space, so it got no answers. As a favor to them, I posted a bounty on it (I also upvoted it, as I thought it was a well-written question).
So, no complaints about the bounty system itself. Seems to be pretty well tuned. It's this behavior of people finding bountied questions that they know they don't know the answer to, and posting answers that they know are inadequate, in the hopes that the person who posted the bounty will award it out of some feeling of social obligation, or that the question will somehow get 2 upvotes, and they'll walk away with half the bounty by default.
This adds nothing to the site. It detracts from the bounty system, as questions that have bounties but don't have any meaningful answers look like they've been answered during the bounty period. It seems like it leads to a pattern of behavior that should be pretty easy to track somehow or other. I'm thinking we should discourage this. What should we do to discourage this?