I'm wondering why this is status by design?
I know we don't get notified on negative rep etc, but we do get notified on positive rep.
Why would our losing a load of rep on a bounty (or anything) affect the positive rep notifications coming through after that?
Positive rep following loss from placing a bounty is positive rep. The loss from the bounty changes one's total rep, and any rep earned from there on in is positive and surely should be notified of?
This is precisely when users will want to know they are getting more rep in so they can see they're getting their bounty back.
(just saying, like...)