When you first join an SE site, you have the ability to flag a bad question for all of the normal "close vote" reasons. This is handled as a moderator flag. However, once you have close vote privileges, most options in the moderator flag menu become "close vote" prompts:
The official stance on closing bad questions with an open bounty is to flag for moderator attention, get the mod to issue a refund, and then the question can be closed Official Source. For clarification, executing a close vote on an open bounty question gives you:
It would make sense then to revert back to the original flag menu if the close vote is not allowed on bounty questions.
When there is an open bounty, can we change the programming of the moderator flag menu to allow moderator flags for any "close vote" reason even when the user has close vote privileges?
When there is an open bounty, can we accept all moderator flags (including close reason flags)?