There is currently a question on the site called "What are abbreviations used in electrical engineering?" which has gotten quite a bit of attention.
Someone just put an open bounty worth 50 reputation, with the reason "This question has not received enough attention." (My emphasis.)
Huh? First of all, this question is Community Wiki, so what does a bounty even mean in this case? (Oh, I think I found that out, see below.) Plus it seems with 170+ answers, this question has gotten quite a lot of attention.
So is the bounty just a joke then? I see the poster actually has only 50 points rep left, and claims to be 13, so maybe that is the case.
But my question still stands, re the meaning of a bounty on a community wiki question.
I did some research (which I should have done before asking the question, my bad), and discovered in the meta.stackexchange.com FAQ that "Bounties awarded to answer marked as community wiki give reputation as usual.
So does this means that the person posting the bounty, can, a week from now, pick one of some 200+ answers (I'm sure it will be up to that point by then), and award one of those answers 50 points? I'm not begrudging the rep, just seems a bit strange. (And I don't understand why the authors of community Wiki answers should get awarded bounties anyway.)