Is it appropriate for users to lose privileges with handing out bounties? I've recently posted a bounty worth 400 points and consequently lost even the simple privilege of commenting everywhere. I think this drawback is uncalled for, and suggest that privileges are unaffected by points lost with bounties.
This is how it has always worked.
If there were no cost to a bounty, then everyone would post one, and they would lose part of their essential value as motivators.