I'm the author of a new open-source tool which disrupts the previous best answer to several StackOverflow questions (specifically, the author of The BFG, a faster & simpler alternative to the well-known
git-filter-branch tool). There are a lot of highly-voted accepted answers out there which point to the old tool, and I want to raise awareness of my newer alternative.
Is it acceptable (and hey, even effective in terms of raising-awareness) to ask a question on SO of the form "how-do-you-do-such-and-such-a-thing?", detailing a task which happens (though that would not be stated) to be much easier with the new tool than the old, and setting a bounty on it as a way to get people to learn about the problem, and thus the new tool? It seems this would result in a 7-day period 'raising awareness'/'advertising'.
The intention absolutely would be to award the bounty to the best answer, regardless of which user wrote it - I just want to raise awareness - and I might learn something too, which would be great and allow me to improve my tool.