I started a bounty at 11:52 on Nov. 7th and it expired yesterday after seven days. No answer has been posted and I know I will end up losing this reputation.
Now, it is 12:12 on Nov. 15th, eight days and 20 minutes passed since I started it. But I still see the message below:
I understand the purpose of this message.
How long is as soon as possible? Is this message or extension useful when there is no answer?
Note: The reason I asked this question was this grace period is blocking me from starting another bounty. When there is no answer, I don't see any usefulness of this grace period or message.