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I'd like to start a bounty on this question on Stack Overflow and on this one, but I don't see the start bounty link there, despite seeing it on other questions. Why?

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You already have a bounty set on one of your questions: Is there a free (or very cheap) tool for highlighting changes in data for sql server?

The rules, as stated in the faq, is that a user may only have one active bounty at a time.

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Hm, then his claim that he can see the "Start bounty" link in other questions must be incorrect. +1 – Pëkka Nov 22 '10 at 11:33
    
My guess is that, as he placed his bounty recently, he sees bounty links on cached question or already opened, which weren't refresh since he started his bounty. – Eldros Nov 22 '10 at 11:47
    
@Eldros you are right. – user193655 Nov 22 '10 at 12:51
    
@Yy Jiang thanks for the correct answer anyway I do not understand why one cannot have more bounties, I can understand a limit of 3, or of 5, but not 1. I will make another question as a suggestion. – user193655 Nov 22 '10 at 12:51
    
Mmh... It has already been asked. So I will reply here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/54315/… – user193655 Nov 22 '10 at 12:58

The question has probably already had a bounty, which expired unawarded because no answer had a score of 2 upvotes or more.

Sadly, for those questions it is not possible to award a new bounty for some reason; under the old system, it was not even possible to accept them any more. They will remain unaccepted forever, which in my eyes is a bug.

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Actually, neither question linked had a bounty at any point. You can check out the bounty history by looking at the question's revision history now. – Grace Note Nov 22 '10 at 17:26

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