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  •  Jumping the tip jar (1+ / 0-)
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    Darmok

    is posting a comment as a reply to the tip jar.

    Some people reply to the tip jar in order to get their comment close to the top of the thread,even though they arrived late, and there are already maybe 10 or 20 threads below.

    in order to avoid that, I think that people should avoid responding directly to the tip jar, or to a thread hanging off the tip jar. One exception - if you HR the tip jar you should give a reason why.

    My bags are packed, I'm ready to go. I'm standing here outside the door.

    by senilebiker on Wed May 19, 2010 at 01:02:18 PM PDT

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      Ray Radlein

      Jumpin the tip jar either means or used to mean posting in a thread before the diarist has achance to post a tip jar.
      Kinda obsolete now.

      Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est.

      by kestrel9000 on Wed May 19, 2010 at 01:42:39 PM PDT

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      •  Etymology (1+ / 0-)
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        kestrel9000

        I wonder if that's where this whole thing comes from: Maybe newcomers kept hearing that "jumping the Tip Jar" was bad, but, since it was also now impossible, they had no examples of it to demonstrate the term, and, hence, no idea what it was; so they had to make something up, more or less, and what they made up was that "jumping the Tip Jar" must mean replying to the Tip Jar.

        And so, all of a sudden, a common practice that had never, ever been frowned upon in the slightest by anyone during the first several years of the site's operation becomes, to them, forbidden. That would explain why the whole thing is so new, and so confusing to old-timers.


        "I play a street-wise pimp" — Al Gore

        by Ray Radlein on Wed May 19, 2010 at 02:06:34 PM PDT

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