If anyone's noticed, I've kind of just jumped right in and started trying to snipe bounties on this site. I know that this is acceptable behavior over on SO, but since this site is much less aggressive (which is such a breath of fresh air), I just wanted to double check. (I've updated my profile here to reflect that I do more or less have the credentials.)
I'm not trying to show off or anything — mostly, I'm really tired of not having 200 rep on any one SO site and therefore not being able to comment on sister sites.
My main focus these days is working on my coding skills, because at 26, I am in no uncertain terms retired from support, after an abortive shot at starting a consulting company (did well, but 8-10 billing hours of Mac support + run business = mental breakdown. The end-up-in-hospital kind.).
Also, I did notice that someone apparently awarded my a bounty on an answer where it seems the person who asked the question and posted the bounty seemed to have gone AWOL past the deadline, and despite having an answer of their own for the same question. Which is both very nice and a smart idea since otherwise good answers would likely slip through and people like me would get discouraged.
So if I can answer a tricky question, why not, right? That kind of why bounties exist?
Also, I do still of course still have Apple questions, and probably will be putting any rep gained here into a bountied question of my own shortly. But StackExchange basically makes my head spin just trying to figure out which site to even ask the question on.