Why can't I just offer a bounty for a question right off the bat?
I have asked a "big questions" (By "big" I mean long, involved and somewhat complicated). In 7 hours I have gotten 12 views, and not so much as a comment. Also, no votes to close it, no snide remarks about it being a 'dumb question' and nobody has pointed out that the solution is to add a semi-colon to the end of line 3... So I think it a "good question.
Now, I appreciate that it is a "big question" and therefore would like to offer a bounty on this question, a privilege for which I have earned the require 'reputation', but I have to wait 2 DAYS to do so.
It is, after all, "My Reputation", why should I be required to wait to offer a bounty to (hopefully) entice a skilled developer to take the time to understand and hopefully answer my question? Not to mention I am in kind of a hurry, I might like to put a staged bounty, answer it TODAY and get 200 points, tomorrow, 175, etc..
In summary I have two feature requests: 1. Reputation Qualified users should be able to offer a bounty as soon as they post a question if they wish. 2. Users should be able to offered a "diminishing" bounty in an attempt to speed up an answer. (and maybe even a 3rd, at least for discussion, the ability to split bounties to multiple answers that meet my needs.)