From the FAQ:

There can only be 1 active bounty per question and per user at any given time.

Somehow one user has 2 active bounties right now: both on this question and on this one. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that one bounty is on a question asked by that user, and another is on one asked by someone else.

How is this possible?

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    The user now has 3. – simchona Sep 6 '11 at 2:30
  • The user now has 24 rep. – Daniel Sep 6 '11 at 2:33
  • I don't get it. Does this user randomly assign bounties? Why? – FumbleFingers Sep 8 '11 at 0:03
  • No. Myqlarson (no longer a user) assigned them. (He seemed determined to keep himself under 100 rep.) His account must have been deleted, since I can't find him by searching all users. I suppose Community automatically receives responsibility for all unowned bounties, as well as CW posts and downvotes on deleted posts. – Daniel Sep 8 '11 at 0:10

As per this answer,

We now allow for up to 3 concurrent bounties per user.

We will be analyzing the effect over the next few weeks.

The FAQ will have to be corrected by a dev.

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  • sorry about that -- putting the faq update on my todo.txt – Jeff Atwood Sep 6 '11 at 2:04
  • So if I had just waited for a day or two, I would have been answered by the FAQ? – Daniel Sep 6 '11 at 2:32

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