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    Recommending a diary can put a diary on the recommended list, which is on the front page. I'm not sure all the details of exactly how the algorithm works, but basically the recommended list takes into account things like the number of recs and the velocity of those recs over time.

    That's separate from the tip jar (which I'm 99% sure has no impact on rec list). The tip jar is a way of giving mojo to a diarist, which is kind of like reputation points—but it can also be used to flag a spammer or troll.

    So recs can increase the visibility of a diary, but while tips enhance the repuration/mojo of a diarist.

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