I would like to request a simple change in the way the bounty system works.
- Award the bounty the first time an answer is selected
- Allow the person who asked the question to change the selected answer
In other words:
The award occurs either during manual selection or when the bounty timer expires.
Changes to answer selection do not subsequently affect bounty points, but allow them to affect rep points
Reasoning: Sometimes a later answer is simply better, but when the bounty expires, there is no way to change it. Even if the answer later proves to be misleading, incomplete or just plain wrong