Bounty offers and awards are public attributes of a question but their history is not recorded in the edit trail of a posting. This is a minor point, but in theory the information should be kept visible somewhere, should it not? That data may also have a future use, as it is likely that eventually there will be ongoing retrospective collections such as "best of math.SE" and one such might be a "recently featured" or "recent bounty awards" list.

Note that some threads have a more complicated bounty history than a single offer and award, and in others where a bounty is offered but not awarded, the offer disappears from history after expiration.

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    $\begingroup$ Feature-requests for the software itself should better be raised on meta.stackoverflow.com. $\endgroup$
    – kennytm
    Sep 28, 2010 at 14:24
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    $\begingroup$ I'm posting here to see whether there is enough interest to make it a feature-request. I think it would make sense eventually but is a low priority for now compared to things like multidimensionalizing the ratings. $\endgroup$
    – T..
    Sep 28, 2010 at 19:25
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    $\begingroup$ A related request on meta.stackoverflow.com is [status-planned] (but it has been [status-planned] for 11 months): meta.stackexchange.com/questions/29262/… $\endgroup$ Oct 14, 2010 at 9:39

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This was implemented one day after Tsuyoshi Ito posted his link. Bounties now show up in the revision lists.

There is also the recent addition of a bounty tab on user pages.


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