First I should say that I usually wont tip anything less than 100k redd, and have several times tipped 1 million rdd. I dont want to insult anyone or send them a tip for 20 cents worth and immediately turn them off of reddcoin.
I have tipped 20k rdd and 200ish rdd a few times, because thats just what I happened to have on reddit or the browser wallet.
I know its supposed to be the thought that counts, but honestly small amounts just come across as spammy. $2-$30 has really gained me a few positive results in the past. $5 worth of rdd as a tip is probably the sweet spot.
Cryptsy recently made it so where you can double click on someones chat name and view their tradekey, which then allows you to send them any coin basically without going through the block chain (Remains In house/User to User).
Someone recently sent me 1 centcoin, and although society tells me I should appreciate this, all I kept thinking was “Great, now I going to see this balance of a coin I didnt even ask for, unless I sell it” Im not sure 1 centcoin is even enough to sell, as I havent checked what cryptsy’s min is to trade that coin.
It came across as spammy, and even though that might make me look unappreciative to some, its the truth. so…
My advice to anyone tipping: New users should be tipped enough to peak their interest. I already know about reddcoin and how to use it, so I dont mind getting no tips or 200rdd tips.
Tipping should be thought of (when tipping new people) as a form of introducing them to reddcoin. In an amount that justifies them looking into it, downloading the wallet, learning how to use it etc.
Tipping is just the introduction, once its easy enough for noobs to use, we will start seeing a transition to actual purchases and transactions with it. Things for sale, for reddcoin. etc. The problem with some coins is that they have never transitioned from tipping, they cant because they have never aspired becoming almost dead easy to use.
This is the type of thinking that separates reddcoin from most alts. Most of understand tipping is just supposed to be the beginning, not the end goal.