I have a question with 10 views, and I would really like it not to get lost in time and space. I started a bounty, expecting the question to pop up to the top of some list somewhere on SO, but that didn't seem to happen. It still only has 10 views. If people don't even see that it has a bounty, how could the bounty possibly be motivating anyone to answer?
It seems to me that starting a bounty should cause the question to show up in the Active list or something similar.