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Since the software gives an extra 50 points on each bounty, you can set a bounty for 50 points more than your net worth.
Andres- The logic is that you should not have an incentive not to award the bounty. Otherwise it would very tempting to just not accept any answer that isn't absolutely perfect.
Also, remember that at this point essentially everyone agrees that the whole bounty system is hopelessly broken. The SE 2.0 sites have already moved to a different model, but we're stuck in limbo.
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