I asked a question this month, and it didn't get much attention. I tried bumping it two times by adding a tag and by editing the title for something more fitting, but it still didn't draw much more people, so I ended up bountying it, this being my very first time.
However, despite sharing it elsewhere as well (Reddit, Discord), the question still remains mostly unseen. How is it so ?
I tried describing my personal work that led me to the question, about how to achieve the proof. There are two things I'm concerned about :
How may I improve this question (and others in the future as well) so that they don't stay at the bottom of the cave ?
For users with somewhat-low reputation, I find it punishing to have the bounty just vanish if no one answers in the valid period (in my case, the bounty was slightly more than 6% of my total reputation at the time of placing it). Do you think it would be a good thing to address this issue, that may (or may not, I'm unsure) make such users think twice before giving a bounty ?
Would an extended period of 7 more days for the very first bounty placed be a good idea ? Would refunding the very first bounty placed be a good idea (however, by placing a reputation minimum so that brand new users don't overflow the 'bountied questions' tab) ? Perhaps refunding the first placed bounty if not awarded would be a good compromise ?
Anyways. More specifically, in my case again, what should I do (and not do) to improve the visibility of my question ?