yesterday, one person gave answer in great details to one of my question and that made several things clear to me and satisfied.
I wanted to say thank you to him, so I thought to give 5 points bounty to him.
But no. I found that I can't give bounty until I have 75 reputation, nor can I give less than 50 point bounty.
I want to know the merit of both of these restrictions.
I was a have-not in scale of reputation, having 48 reputations of my own, so I just can't give 50 point bounty. Does it mean I don't have a right or a reason to show common courtesy to someone's useful help to me?
And before I reach 50 reputation, I don't have a right or reason to think of finer things like giving small bounties as a gesture of gratitude?
I am finding myself confined that I get denied these small things.
I think it should be allowed to give bounties in multiples of 5, starting from 5 bounties.
And as soon as one has 5 reputation, he should be able to give bounties, even if that means he ends up giving his entire 5 points to someone, of course he is doing it for a good reason.
Seems most or all of decision-makers of this site have a huge stock of bounties so they are not able to appreciate the feelings and compulsions of us "bounty-have-nots".