I put a 500 point bounty on this question and think I was dumb about it:
In almost a week, no answers, and no comments. I don't even think there was a boost in visibility than if I did a much smaller bounty.
Perhaps the best thing I should have done is to boost it for several weeks with a 50 point bounty
My understanding is that the outcome will either be
- I lose the 500 points. No benefit to the community, a huge rep loss for me.
- Someone posts a low quality answer that gets naively upvoted or via a puppet account... The bounty is awarded to a poor answer that doesn't really help
My question is; what are my options if this were to occur?
Can I extend the duration of the bounty artificially? Can I get a mod-level reissue of the rep, or an extension to this question?
I do think an answer to this question would benefit many C# developers interested in cryptography or Bitcoin, and think that whatever outcome results in a complete answer would be greatly beneficial for the community.