- I have read How does the bounty system works?.
- I have read questions such as How to award a bounty (+50) instantly?, and its peers, closed as duplicate of the former.
I know how the system works; I find it annoying.
- I have read Should the 24-hour timeout apply to bounties awareded for "exemplary answer"?; it comes close to what I'd like, but was declined with no explicit reason.
- I have read Waiting 24 hours to reward an existing answer is completely illogical; it's half of the issue I present here (or a 1/3, depending on whether you count the time or the number of interactions required).
It seems clear that I am not the only one having issues with rewarding specific existing answers.
I regularly come upon excellent answers on StackOverflow, and I'd like to reward them with more than a simple uvpote.
There is a mechanism exactly suited for this on StackExchange: the bounties.
Great! Let's award a bounty!
One must wait 48 hours before being able to open a bounty on a question.
Oh well, let's setup a reminder...
Alright, let's award this bounty! Just have to create it and...
One must wait 24 hours before being able to award a bounty (but less than 7 days).
Yes. Even when said bounty was created specifically with to Reward existing answer.
Let's setup another reminder then...
It takes me more effort to award a +50 bounty to an excellent answer than it takes me to actually earn those +50 in the first place. Quite ludicrous, isn't it?
Each time I wish to award a bounty to an excellent answer, I'm reminded that it's really a drag. And I seriously reconsider awarding the bounty.
So, here comes the question. Disregarding the actual time it would take between the awarder deciding to award +N to an answer, and the answerer actually receiving this +N (or actually, +2*N), and disregarding the additional attention that may be garnered from the question being featured, ...
Is the principle itself of awarding bounties to existing answers in one-click desirable or not?
Note: I am interested if anyone has a user-script for that...