In the case linked to above the question was asked and an accepted answer was chosen. Addtionally, a bounty was placed on the question and also awarded to another user. All of this occurring last July. Today someone liked one of the answers so much they put a bounty on the question just so they could award it to the answerer.
Is this how the bounty system is intended to be used? Is this allowable or acceptable? Isn't voting up the accepted way of showing you like an answer?