How could it be that a user with reputation of 100 started 3 bounties 500 points each. Shouldn't the system check users reputation and bound his bounty range respectively?

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    Tagging status-bydesign in light of the answer which is AFAICT correct. – msh210 Mar 6 '12 at 9:35
  • @msh210 what about this user who isn't even registered? Looks like this user gave a +50 bounty after gaining only +30 rep. although perhaps i'm reading the info incorrectly. – Baal Shemot Tovot May 11 '12 at 18:47
  • @ه ه it shows one time for all upvotes on a post (thelatest time, I guess); he actually got some of the rep earlier. – msh210 May 11 '12 at 19:08

When you issue a bounty, you give up the reputation that you already have - you don't give it up later. In this case, the user gave up about 1490 rep that he already had in bounties & is left with 100 rep.

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