I recently posted a question that received some upvotes: tilted planes as scopes
However - I didn't get any answers, perhaps because the problem was a little involved. So I decided to offer a bounty, because I really needed a solution.
Even with the bounty, it seems that nobody was interested enough to work on an answer, so I invested some time and came up with an answer myself, which I accepted shortly before the bounty period expired.
Now the bounty (and grace) periods have expired, my question has received more than 10 upvotes and my answer has received two upvotes.
If this question would have been answered by anyone else than myself, the situation would have triggered half of the bounty amount to be auto-awarded to the answer. As it stands, this didn't happen.
I don't want my reputation back - after all, I offered it, knowing it would be gone for good. But somehow I feel that this kind of thing should be worthy of a badge:
- a question is asked and receives at least 10 upvotes
- a bounty is offered on the question
- the person asking the question answers their own question within the bounty period
- at the end of the bounty period, the answer of the person who asked the question has received more upvotes than any other answer posted
Do you think these would be sensible criteria for a badge? I personally think that having more badges would be nice, but I can also see how one might argue that too highly specialized badges would trigger people to behave strangely just to earn badges.