I'm thinking of a assigning a bounty to some question (not the one I recently wrote about here on meta). It hasn't been answered for a month. But - I'm afraid to do it. I don't want to risk so much of my hard-earned reputation for it. If I had, say, 2k-3k reputation, then what the hell, it's less than 4% of my rep; or if I could offer a smaller bounty, I would do it. But 11%? That's a lot. Plus, I'm worried it'll just be a dead bounty since it looks like a tough problem.
I'll mention that the issue is not super-critical, as otherwise of course I would have risked it. I used a super-ugly-time-consuming workaround and got my thesis done.
So, what do you suggest I do? Or how would you see this situation?