I think this is a very recent design change, because I've not seen it before:

Screenshot of Code Review front page

Where before a small box with the bounty value dislocated the title a couple of characters to the right, now the additional text saying how long until it expires dislocates the title by about a quarter of the width of the column.

I find that this makes it much harder to read the title, and is counterproductive to the goal of attracting attention.

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    @pppery this question was asked first, it was posted two hours earlier, it also has two answers. Aug 9, 2019 at 19:44
  • @Mari-LouA that makes no sense, it doesnt matter what is asked first, its about the best answer. Thats obviously on the other Q.
    – Luuklag
    Aug 11, 2019 at 6:28
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    @Luuklag It makes sense to me that the more complete answer should have been posted on the question that was asked 2 hours earlier. Don't worry though, no one will look at any of the two posts in a week's time because the bug has been fixed. If it happens again, in five years' time, I doubt anyone will bother scavenging in the archives. Aug 11, 2019 at 6:37

2 Answers 2


This change was a mistake and has been reverted.

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    Could we get the expiration date/time in a tooltip instead? That would be handy when browsing the "bountied" tab. Aug 9, 2019 at 22:20

I agree. It looks much better when the elements are float: right; instead:

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That way, the bounty indicator stands out even more, since on desktop/laptop screens most titles don't occupy a complete line, so there's a lot of whitespace on the right.

Another problem with the current setup is that on sites with black/grayish question titles, like the screenshot (from Code Review), the 'ends in x days' text has almost the same color and is visually less distinct. It's not as bad for sites with blue titles (see my screenshot, from Meta).

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