Tipping Tuesday, November 11, 2014!

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Yesterday u/steeevemadden suggested that we center Tipping Tuesday around charitable donations on Twitter. I’m listing some charities and ideas below.

Hashtag: #TippingTuesday

@RNLI is a highly reputable UK-based charity that rescues 23 people at sea per day. They accept Bitcoin donations, and already have a ChangeTip account as well. Great charity, great cause, Bitcoin accepted.

$1 in #Bitcoin to @RNLI via @ChangeTip on #TippingTuesday from #reddit!

u/TheBTC-G recommended @Worldbuilders_, founded by Patrick Rothfuss which is a "teach a man to fish" charity. Please be aware that there has been no word of them accepting bitcoin donations at this point, so it could be a dry run. [more info]

$1 in #Bitcoin to @RNLI via @ChangeTip on #TippingTuesday from #reddit

There’s also UnitedWay.org, @UnitedWay, who I’m told accepts bitcoin donations, but I’m not seeing that option on their website. Won’t hurt to try.

And of course, @SeansOutpost, the homeless outreach center operated by Jason King, is also set up with ChangeTip on Twitter. You can also tip him here by mentioning /u/SeansOutpost.

$1 in #Bitcoin to @SeansOutpost via @ChangeTip on #TippingTuesday from #reddit

There’s also @EFF, who technically isn’t a charity, but still a valuable cause.

$1 in #Bitcoin to @EFF via @ChangeTip on #TippingTuesday from #reddit

I know I missed some. If you have any other Twitter-able charities, I’ll try to edit them in. Also, don’t forget about your favorite artists, musicians, scientists, actors, etc… If they’ve given any indication that they’re bitcoin-friendly, that’s a huge plus.

@IntelSoftware charity drive for young coders.

Amnesty International @amnesty

$1 in #Bitcoin to @amnesty via @ChangeTip on #TippingTuesday from #reddit

Here’s some general tipping etiquette to get the most out of your tips. Please encourage others to read this:

  • Add the word ‘private’ to most tips to keep threads tidy.
  • Try to tailor fun custom monikers to the communities you’re tipping in.
  • This isn’t just about collecting tips. It’s about giving tips.
  • Tips of higher value make a much better impression outside of giveaway threads.
  • If somebody clearly does not want to be tipped, do not tip them, even as a joke.
  • Do not engage in drive-by tipping sprees. It really pisses people off and mucks up the works, and is the primary reason why some people have been banned from other subreddits ‘for tipping’.
  • Find original content, share some insight, then leave a tip at the end.
  • Different communities have different minimum tip standards.
    1. All tip amounts are welcome in /r/ChangeTip, /r/BitTippers, and /r/FreeBits. Go subscribe!
    2. In /r/Bitcoin, we need to aim for at least 100 bits, but preferably $.25 or more.
    3. When tipping anywhere else on reddit, I cannot stress enough how important it is to tip at least $1.00, because any less will almost always leave a bad impression since they’re most likely not accustomed to microtransactions. If you’re not sure how it will be perceived, you can always ask first, and/or use the ‘private’ function.

Here on reddit, I’ve heard that /r/art, /r/DIY, /r/lifeprohacks and /r/writings have been pretty receptive towards tipping, but please be respectful of these communities. Tip the creators of content that you appreciate, and don’t copy/paste tips to trash threads. If you’re not sure whether or not tipping is acceptable there, just ask somebody!

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