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Note: I couldn't find an explanation here

I'd like to start a bounty (on a question that already received 4 answers) because:

"The current answers do not contain enough detail.."

Could you clarify these points?

  • are the answers posted before the bounty is started excluded from the bounty?
  • what happens if no new answer is posted, since the existing ones are not considered satisfactory?
  • if there is more than one new good answer, can I divide the bounty between them? How do I do it?

Update after the answer

there are two more possibilities:

  • what happens if I do not choose an answer?
  • if I do not get any new answer and I post an answer, could I give to bounty to my own answer, even though this does not seem a great solution?
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  1. No, you may award the bounty to them as well.
  2. By default, the bounty will not go to anyone.
  3. No, you cannot divide the bounty and a user can only place one bounty per question.
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