Recently I've noticed an increase of bounty questions towards 70 or 80 in the past few days, which got me wondering whether there should be a limit on the number of bounty questions active at any time. After all, the whole point of giving bounties is to get extra attention to your question in hopes of getting an answer, or occasionally to reward an excellent answer. In the help center it is written,
Part of what you’re “paying for” with the bounty is to get additional attention for your question, over and beyond what a normal question gets.
If everyone is trying to attract attention to their questions, then we end up with no one getting it, since it is drowned out by all the other questions with a bounty. Sure, you can always reward more reputation, but that wouldn't really be ideal, especially for users with lower reputation.
Should we do anything about this? Perhaps putting a 'cap' at 50 or 75 questions would help at giving each question more attention?