Sometimes users instead of "I quit and I'm taking my ball" do a "I quit and here are all my balls" by awarding bounties. The steps behavior of the bounty system in this case doesn't appear to be well documented and leaves the possibility for poor user experiences for people answering the question.
- Can a user be deleted with a pending bounty? (note: Destroying a user can leave a bounty open on a deleted question suggests this can be the case, though its something that is 'exceedingly rare')
- What happens to bounties that have been awarded after a user is deleted? I know that users who are deleted have their votes retracted, but what about bounties?