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I've just started a bounty here, and though the FAQ states bounties can only be awarded 24 hours after starting them, this isn't immediately obvious and I have to confirm an IMPORTANT WARNING to discover it's not working after all:

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Concrete proposal: there's a tooltip for the '+100' link which currently says:

Click to award this answer your bounty worth 100 reputation

Can this be changed into something like

You can award this answer your bounty worth 100 reputation in 22 hours

The link itself (which is a lighter shade of blue until you hover over or click it) could be made gray instead, to indicate that it's disabled right now. Like this:

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  • @YaakovEllis FYA, this exact request (in the form of bug report) was declined in the past. – Shadow Keeps Social Distance Jan 2 at 10:27
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    That was a looong time ago. I think that the request has merit. We'll see. And also - have you memorized every feature request in the system? – Yaakov Ellis Jan 2 at 10:29
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This feature has been implemented. When you add a bounty to a question, the button for awarding the bounty to an answer is now grayed out for 24 hours, with an appropriate tooltip message and cursor.

If anyone wants to see how it looks, I encourage you to add a bounty to this question.

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