I placed a bounty on a question, and so far there have been 3 good but not correct solutions and 2 worthless suggestions. I feel like the bounty should only be awarded in full for a correct answer, but I don't agree with the current vote consensus on which wrong answer is the closest to being correct. When the time comes to award the bounty, can I award 1/2 to the nearest wrong answer?
IF NOT: I should say, that the close answers are still not useful in the sense that I still don't have a workable solution. However, people spent time thinking about this for me, and I want to reward that. (I have already voted up the answers with merit.) Should I just award the full bounty to the nearest solution and not accept the answer? Or should I let the bounty expire so that only 1/2 gets awarded?