Looking at the high number of "featured" bounty questions, many are small bounties (50), and have received no up votes and have no answer. In some cases, that is because the questions are obscure, ill-posed or have unclear titles.
Requiring the question to have gained at least 2 (could me more) up votes would help ensure that questions which get featured are actually well posed and answerable, and would help attract more attention to them.
Point-in-case: this featured question has no votes, no answers, no comments and very low views, a +50 bounty, and ends in less than 24h. Does it distract from other featured questions?
Has this been discussed before? What do you think?
EDIT: My point is that most questions on SO get at least 15 views, and at least one comment when they are originally asked, plus an upvote or two if they are good. That original upvote (or maybe a favorite) could be used as a token of worthiness for "featuring" a question. This is a not a chicken-and-egg problem if you only require one or two original upvotes. I would like to see stats on the amount of questions that start a bounty with no votes, no comments and no answers actually award the bounty, compared to those that come in with a few votes and comments.