Bounties allow us to provide a message along with bounties we place, should we deem it useful to include one. I use this myself regularly, and sometimes a decent explanation is warranted so that readers understand what's going on.
However, bounty messages get their newlines stripped out. This can impede our attempts to make our bounty messages readable and useful. Just now I wrote a bounty with 3 paragraphs + a footnote on its own line to maximise its legibility (and could type newlines in the bounty message text input), but after submission the message was compacted into the following:
It's especially strange that bounty messages can be a whole three thousand characters long (enough for a junior essay), while not providing us with paragraphs, a basic building block of legibility:
Not that I think I could ever use the whole 3,000 — the message above was just 850.
Could bounty descriptions please leave the newlines I write in them intact?
(Should someone decide to write super-tall bounty messages to abuse this ability, bear in mind moderators can refund bounties; a user making a nuisance is not beyond being acted on.)