Most people like tipping in public. u/ErdoganTalk prefers to do it in private. I write this article about their activity with their permission.
To tip in private you send u/chaintip the URL of the post or comment you want to tip. Then you fund the relay address. Then the bot gives you a chance to write something about the tip you've just sent to the tipper (as you've not been able to do this publicly). Try it out by clicking this link: https://www.reddit.com/message/compose?to=chaintip&subject=PM+tip+request&message=REPLACE_WITH_POST_OR_COMMENT_URL
Private tipping is particularly useful on country based subs where it seems that the mods who controls these like to prevent regular bot functionality. And also obviously on r/bitcoin ;)
Here are some recent posts that they've tipped in private and, I assume, have also followed up with a custom personal message:
These were all sent this month (since the 1st of Sept)!
Here are a few recent comments that they've tipped this month:
A lot of the time, to people who already know what's up with the existing financial system and, I presume, letting them know about a way to side step it.
In total, u/ErdoganTalk has sent over 1500 tips in total (I generated this graph 2 days ago):
Most are between 3 and 5 dollars with a total count of more than 1 quarter of all chaintip use. All without taking any credit. This post is to give credit where it's due.
It's not only the number of tips or the total BCH spent tipping that's of value here. It's the time they take to find the people outside the BCH bubble that are most likely to see the benefit of BCH and ask them to download a wallet and see it in action.
All contributions to this post will be forwarded to u/ErdoganTalk to give extra momentum to the great work they're doing
p.s. this post isn't mean to discredit regular use of chaintip in any way, only to highlight what is not being seen by many. If others adopt this approach of spreading the usefulness of BCH, our community and the network effect of BCH will grow more quickly. Thank you to the other chaintip users and I'd like to give a shout out to u/AD1AD who as been publicly tipping a lot in subs other than r/btc.
A graph of the number of private (post or comment) vs public (null) tips is show below: