A question's revision history has shown bounty events for quite some time now. Since then, Stack Exchange has also added support for bounty remarks.

I would like to request that bounty remarks be added to the revision history, as well.

For example, consider the revision history for this feature request.

Revision history screenshot

This may be more prevalent on Meta SO than other sites, but when there are multiple bounties on a single question I think that it would be helpful to have a history of the bounty remarks to clarify precisely why the bounty was offered, rather than a series of "Authoritative reference needed" notices.

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    I would also really love to see a caption "This question had a bounty of N, but it expired" or such on questions. Commented Oct 26, 2011 at 12:56
  • @sindikat Do you mean a caption when a bounty expires without having any answers automatically awarded? As shown in this revision history, there is a notice whenever Community♦ automatically awards a bounty. Commented Oct 26, 2011 at 15:32
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    Yep, you are right, i mean the bounties, that were never awarded. I just wanted to see mentions of previous bounties on the same page, so everyone will see, that this question received someone's attention, enough for him to start a bounty. It's a pity to lose 50 points with the only mention in revision history :) Commented Oct 27, 2011 at 4:51
  • when would community give out bounties automatically
    – H Bellamy
    Commented Jan 15, 2012 at 8:38
  • @HBellamy In this case Community♦ is only mentioned in the revision history because no one was awarded the bounty. As far as I know, Community♦ does not give out bounties. Commented Jan 15, 2012 at 8:44
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    this very question history currently shows five bounties. Quite a pity that one can't see their remarks
    – gnat
    Commented Apr 2, 2015 at 21:23
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    It would also be nice to see bounty comments in the mouse-over text for an awarded bounty on an answer, I think. Commented May 15, 2015 at 2:18
  • I have a feature request here to get the text of the notices in SEDE
    – rene
    Commented Sep 22, 2015 at 7:23
  • What? From when does Community award bounties? Community has 1 rep point, how can he do bounties??? (Yes last year I was on SE, but not in 2011, then I was too young to use internet networks at all)
    – EKons
    Commented Oct 14, 2016 at 16:16
  • @ΈρικΚωνσταντόπουλος I'm pretty sure that Community♦ owns bounties from deleted users. Commented Oct 17, 2016 at 1:41
  • @ChrisFrederick So it wasn't awarded by Community. Thanks for the hidden tip.
    – EKons
    Commented Oct 17, 2016 at 10:17
  • @EKons Community owns auto-awarded bounties (the ones that are awarded for half value if the bounty-giver doesn't choose an answer). Commented Sep 17, 2018 at 18:34

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It is not yet added to the revision history but my earlier feature request to add this data to SEDE has been .

So until this gets added to the revision history you can now run this query

select pn.body as [Custom Comment]
     , pt.Name as [Notice Type]
     , pt.Body as [Reason]
     , pn.creationdate
     , pn.deletiondate
     , owneruserid as [User Link]
from postnotices pn
inner join postnoticetypes pt on pt.id = pn.postnoticetypeid
where postid = ##questionid?83292##

To find the bounty remarks for a question. For the question you used as an example this is what the result looks like at the time of posting:

result of post notices

Keep in mind that SEDE is only updated once a week, on Sunday.

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