I had an unfortunate experience trying to start a bounty.

I chose "Reward existing answer" and typed out a custom message explaining why it deserves a bounty. Wanting to link the answer in the bounty message, I scrolled down to it and clicked "share" to copy the link to it. This closed the bounty pop-up, which meant I lost my message and had to redo starting the bounty.

I'm not sure if this behavior is intended -- it seems only one bounty/share pop-up window can appear at a time. But from a user view, this seems unexpected and likely to cause wasted effort.

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    Got nothing to do with the share button... the issue is that the bounty dialog does not "remember" you last activity in it. Oct 3, 2020 at 9:20
  • As Shadow said, the bounty dialog will close if you click on any area of the page (outside the dialog itself); not necessarily on the share button.
    – 41686d6564
    Oct 3, 2020 at 10:48
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    This is not specific to the bounty dialog and it’s not specific to the share button. If you open any dialog and click outside of it anywhere, all open dialogs will close. “it seems only one bounty/share pop-up window can appear at a time” — that’s also not relevant: it’s about clicks inside or outside a pop-up or dialog. With Tab or Shift+Tab and Enter you can open dialogs without closing popups — even multiple dialogs. Oct 3, 2020 at 12:15
  • @user289905 it's about preserving the state of the dialogs. As a user, I would expect the dialog to preserve its state when closed, unless it was closed via "Cancel" button, which isn't the case in SE dialogs. It's not really a bug, but prefer to leave it for the developers to decide. Oct 4, 2020 at 8:13
  • @ShadowWizardWearingMask So this is more a feature-request? Oct 4, 2020 at 11:58
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    @user289905 tricky. From UX point of view, it's a bug. From pure development point of view, a feature request. So technically a feature request. Oct 4, 2020 at 17:51
  • related / similar issue: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/402199/… Oct 20, 2020 at 11:58


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