Often I will get an answer to a question that is, not quite right or too narrow, so as a good SE citizen I will offer a bounty on it using some of my hard earned rep.
However, as the first answer already has several votes, it discourages other users from even attempting to answer the question. Seven days will pass and I will be forced to give the bounty to the very answers I feel is not good enough! It's crazy!
So I suggest, hiding the votes of answers during the length of the bounty.
- User can see votes on his/her answer
- Bounty holder can see all votes
- Mods can see all votes