From faq on bounties I see that bounties are primarily for increasing exposure and improving possibility of attracting a good answer.
Sometimes I am in position that I have received a very nice answer and I wish to give some reputation to the answerer as reward. (Usually if I think that the answer deserves more reputation points than from the upvotes it gained.)
- Is it ok to use bounties for this purpose?
- If I want to use bounty in this way, should I indicate somewhere that this is my intention?
Of course, I understand that adding a bounty might well also be useful for me, not only for the answerer - the question will be featured which might attract some upvotes and perhaps even some more useful answers.
(I have feeling that something like this has been discussed on meta, but I did not find such question now. So maybe it was just tangential issue mentioned in some post or in a comment in a question related to something else.)