With the new bounty changes have more bounties appeared? Can anyone experienced with OData etc tell me?
Is this a good thing? Why do you think the bounties have increased(if they have) ?
Improvements to the Bounty System just rolled out in June, so it's too early to tell from the data dump.
I created the Bounties Awarded by Month query on SEDE so we can watch and see what impact the changes have in the coming months though. I'll be interested to see what happens in the first couple of months after the changes and in the long term. Great question!
@shahkalpesh was able to help me combine my queries (see the comments below) to add the total number of questions asked in each month, so now we can track that along with the bounties in Bounties and Questions by Month.
Anecdotally, without a doubt, it has.
I haven't had time to run queries, but I've noticed an increase... which was definitely part of the intent. Bounties were underused, partly because the system was too inflexible, but also because people are oddly hesitant to sacrifice any rep.