Can it circumvent and avoid awarding bounty for own answers and reward answers by posters other than the author of the question. Why avoid the author from starting bounty itself all together. In such case, won't the author be eligible to start bounty to draw attention, while having no interested to gain bounty which was offered by himself. this rule looks a bit redundant and avoidable.
I had answered it just to show progress and no intention of gaining points.