I placed a bounty on one of my questions, and I'm thinking of accepting one answer but awarding a bounty to another. Is this possible and is it socially acceptable? (Re the former, it looks like it's possible, but re the latter it seems a bit of a strange thing to do.)
Roughly speaking, my reasoning is that one of the answers that came in after I placed the bounty shows a lot of effort and tackled some specific issues that I raised, using skills I didn't have. But another, earlier answer might be a nicer summary answer.