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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.

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

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      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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