Ok so I recently posted a bounty on this question, which is not my own. This has taken me from 90 reps to 40 reps. This leaves me in a situation where I can't comment on the question or answers, which subsequently means I can't e.g. ask for more information, that I think is necessary to (properly) award the bounty.

I know I should have thought about this before placing it, but is there any way around this situation?


The linked question although on the same lines as this one, was posted 2 years ago, with most comments saying it is a very rare event. The answers given thus relate to the situation 2 years ago and not now. Has the situation changed at all since then, or not?