I recently posted this question about who voices "Finger" in The Fifth Element. People have been seeking the answer for literally decades, yet nobody has been able to provide the correct answer. But there is an answer - a single, unique answer that could be found with enough effort.
I'd be willing to spend crazy reputation to get the right answer (at least 1000).
But I'm not willing to waste reputation on a non-answer ("we don't know").
What can/should I do?
My understanding is that once a bounty expires, I have to award the bounty to the best answer - even if they're all wrong. If I don't award it, the most popular answer gets half the bounty and the other half just disappears.
If I post a massive 1000 bounty, it will just go to the best wrong answer after a week. And if I post a 50 bounty every week, the best case is that someone posts a new answer every week and gets the 50. Whoever finds the actual answer would just get that week's 50.
What am I missing?