I little while back I awarded Dennis a 500 rep bounty for his excellent answer to one of my indefinite bounties. Thinking that Dennis would want his well deserved rep as soon as possible, I awarded the bounty within minutes of the end of the 24 hour holding period, only to discover that this was generally considered bad practice and it was customary to wait the entire week before awarding a bounty.
I now have a 1000 rep bounty for beating Dennis' original solution and I was wondering how I should award it. Since it is impossible to award a 1000 rep bounty all at once I am going to have to award two 500 rep bounties (or some other number of equivalent bounties). Should I leave both open for a full week or should I close one as quickly as possible and keep the other open for six days?
I suppose it is ultimately up to me what I do with my rep but I would like some suggestion from people in the community who have been here for a while.