If I greatly like an answer on SE, I can reward it with a bounty.
However, if I greatly like a question on SE, I can at best upvote it (yes, I can award the bounty to that question, but helps the answered, not the asker).
Is it against the rule for me to:
- Find who the user posting the question is
- Find a good answer by that user (unrelated to the question that I liked)
- Post a bounty on that answer, with an explanation that this is a good answer on its own merits, but the bounty is really for question XXX
Again, the assumption is that the answer the bounty will be posted to IS a good answer.