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I've done quite a bit of searching but don't see anything regarding it.

I am unable to place a bounty on my own, or anyone else's question here on meta.

I see the featured tab is still available, with featured (bounty) questions, so it doesn't look like bounty has been turned off here altogether.

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I've looked at questions I've posted with no answers, old questions, questions with different required tags, and lots of other people's questions - no more bounty link. – Adam Davis Jan 21 '11 at 19:24
I'm seeing the link - how old are the questions? Do you have a bounty on another question already? – ChrisF Jan 21 '11 at 19:26
@ChrisF - I have a selection of questions: from which to choose. Sorting by most recent there are many within the last month or two that have no answers. I can't see any bounty link on any of them. – Adam Davis Jan 21 '11 at 19:31
@ChrisF There are only 9 featured questions and none of them are from Pollyanna – Grace Note Jan 21 '11 at 19:31
Here's an example:… - I don't get a bounty link. – Adam Davis Jan 21 '11 at 19:32
@Grace - Yeah, I'm not currently running any bounties. Are we only allowed to run one bounty at a time? – Adam Davis Jan 21 '11 at 19:32
Yes, you're only allowed to run one bounty at a time. I'm able to run bounties here, still. Maybe you're restricted because of the ol' lotteries you used to run. ♪ – Grace Note Jan 21 '11 at 19:33
For the sake of posterity, post a screenshot of your inability to post bounties. – Grace Note Jan 21 '11 at 19:34
DRAMATIC GASP! Don't tell I've been blacklisted!?! – Adam Davis Jan 21 '11 at 19:34
@Grace - I did check myself but when I saw your comment deleted I didn't answer. – ChrisF Jan 21 '11 at 19:36
@Grace - I don't want to clutter the op: – Adam Davis Jan 21 '11 at 19:38
Well, that's very mysterious. I'm suddenly a lot more confident in my conspiracy theory than any of the more plausible theories. – Grace Note Jan 21 '11 at 19:39
Glad that balpha sorted this out - I'll fix the delete code (only usable by mods in this case) to properly remove bounties. – Jarrod Dixon Jan 23 '11 at 9:59
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Issue resolved in chat. Relevant bit of the transcript starts around here; will create a conversation out of it after discussion ends (if I remember). and here's the full transcript. Unfortunately, it has a lot of side conversation mixed in.

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Would you please sum up the relevant bit? I got lost at bacaon. – Louis Apr 23 '14 at 5:52
I don't even know anymore. The timeline on that post is... confusing. I think it had something to do with a post being deleted while it still had an open bounty. This was back in the one-bounty-at-a-time days, so the system thought the user had one going, but since the post was deleted he couldn't award it, either. Anyways, it's since been resolved. – Pops May 11 '14 at 19:32
Apparently one may only have one bounty going at a time. – aparente001 Aug 29 '15 at 2:39
That was true at the time, but not anymore. See this bounty update blog post. – Pops Aug 31 '15 at 15:27

Appears to be related to a deleted question with my bounty on it, apparently still active:

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I recently had a bounty question from SO moved here, and I have the same issue. The user that received the bounty doesn't have a MSO account. – Tim Post Jan 21 '11 at 20:48

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