I'm not sure if you noticed by the times of my posts, but the "weeks" i was putting in here are including weekends and late night shifts. The bounties are generous, but the tasks are demanding aswell. I do agree with thisisausername, if i get this week exclusively it's mine. Anyone else would be stupid trying to compete. In the end that was what i asked for in the first place. I just saw how you dedicated the other 2k task to someone before it was even defined, so i assumed we could get to the same agreement here. I checked back with BrownBear and we expected we could manage this within a week. If you want to keep it open for competition and you expect to get a faster solution that way, that's fine with me. But I'm not going to waste a week of hard work on a coinflip.
If we can do it in a week, 2k must be to much - but if we need longer than those 7 days we will get less (penalty)
I'm slightly confused with the logic there. I agree with BrownBear that a task should not be worth less, if you can do in a shorter time frame.
Concerning the bounty system in general. I still think splitting all the jobs on all the coders would be more efficient and healthy than having all the coders compete over each piece of code and write everything multiple times, only to discard perfectly fine solutions in the end.