Thank you for this additional information.
I can understand how difficult it must be for Brave team figuring out those that are out there to abuse the system, and those that are being genuine (like myself), even if they seem as though they aren’t.
My thoughts come up when you say about tipping 100% of your earnings to one person. I mean, I understand what you’re saying, and how this can be a possible issue. But the rewards earned are ours and shouldn’t we have the freedom to tip whom we please? I don’t feel like I should have to tip random people just to avoid this 100% tipping to a family member. I’d still be using Chrome if my son didn’t import and set up Brave identically to my Chrome setup. So I’m enjoying this, as it feels comfortable but I feel like the earned BATs I get should be allowed to be sent to his creator account, as they are mine to choose whom to tip. Otherwise I do what? Make a Gemini account and then send to him and lose some BATs to fees, right?
I guess I’ll have to think about it and see what works. I don’t mind creating Gemini, I’m not into crytpto but my son did sign me up for Coinbase and put a $100 in for me to start things last year.
My confusion starts popping up when I think of things like a household of 3 people using brave (obviously on the same WIFI). I don’t know much of anything about IP addresses but I’d assume they should be different if on a different PC/phone/device, etc, correct?
Back to your first sentence - “If it’s seeing a bunch of devices at one address and it’s all self tipping, it can be viewed as suspicious.” So you’re saying for instance there is a household of 3-5 people all using Brave, be it on all there own personal devices, PC/phone, etc. And no one is verifying with Gemini or Uphold, but instead just making a creator accounts and Person A tips creator account for Person B, and thus forth? This I don’t agree with either, and looks extremely suspicious. The only thing I can think of is there an age limit for Gemini/Uphold, and earning BATs? Other than age, at least 2 of those 3-5 if not more should be using the Ad system the way it was intended for With 1 of the 2 exchanges.
So yea I understand more what you are saying now, thank you.
Now back to myself, I don’t see an issue tipping my son 100%. But if it really will cause suspicions and possible flagging, I will just create Gemini or Uphold account and bypass any thoughts that I’m being suspicious. I’m just a Mama Bear wanting to give to her cub, hah.
I have a few more questions:
We are allowed to share a PC and have our own accounts connected correct? Say we have a shared PC (which we don’t, just trying to wrap my head around all of this)… It has a “dual boot” system. One uses Windows, and the other uses Lniux. I don’t see any issues with this shared PC. I mean you can’t be on both at the same time. One can be connected using Gemini/Uphold connected on the Windows boot, and the other user the same but Linux. NO issues with this type of setup, right?
I’ve been reading how VPNs aren’t allowed, which is sort of a bummer, but Ad-wise it makes complete sense.
So my question, and apologies if it has been asked already somewhere in the community. What if we were to use VPN, BUT only connect it to the state I’m in? Like say I’m in the United States in Boston. Can I connect my VPN to “United States - Boston”? I remember on my old VPN it did have an option so “United States - Boston:”. Personally I don’t see any issues with this. You still get the VPN benefits while not deceiving Brave by staying connected to the State you are in. Is this acceptable?
Sorry for the very long post, but just thinking it all out so I understand better.
Like say for instance as a family we are watching a movie. My son has his laptop and I want to pop on the PC and sign into this community to type out, say, this question. It being on the PC for all of 20 minutes. Do I really need to use Chrome or Firefox or something else instead of just using his Brave Browser? I don’t consider this short usage as “sharing”, even though that exactly technically what is going on, My son is sharing his PC with me so I can hop on here, check my e-mail, and things such as this. If I was spending significant hours and amount of time, then yes it’'s absolutely wrong. But what else is the option? creating a profile for myself on Brave Browser? I almost feel this looks more suspicious no matter what I do what the earned Ads.ost, but just thinking it all out so I understand better.
Like say for instance as a family we are watching a movie. My son has his laptop and I want to pop on the PC and sign into this community to type out, say, this question. It being on the PC for all of 20 minutes. Do I really need to use Chrome or Firefox or something else instead of just using his Brave Browser? I don’t consider this short usage as “sharing”, even though that exactly technically what is going on, My son is sharing his PC with me so I can hop on here, ch If I tip my son from a profile on his PC, it could look as though my son was spending time on the profile as me. And If I connect y Gemini, there’s another “device” I have added and I don’t want to go crazy connecting devices, as I really only have my personal PC and my Cellular phone.
Thank you for reading this and helping me to understand things better! I figured I’d get it all out in one post instead of asking a bunch of questions and just getting confused. This will be able to allow me to make my choice about just making a Gemini/Uphold account, opposed to “100% tipping to single family member”.
I was convinced to switch over to Brave due to all the privacy and Ad-blocking built on-top of a familiar format I’m already comfortable with.
Is it really considered self-tipping if I tip my son 100% of my Brave earnings to his creator account each month?
The only way I see this as an issue is this…
I tip my sons creator account.
I make a creator account and my son tips me.
Now that is wrong! and is the very definition of “self-tipping”. This is abusing the system by going around the no self-tip rule by having person a tip b and b tip a.
That is wrong and I can see this happening and ruining things for sincere persons like myself who just want to give back to my son. Ok, I think I got everything on my mind out. I know it’s a lot. but the answers will greatly benefit myself, and hopefully others!