Seven questions from a beginner

I know that these ‘Here are a dozen questions, plz halp’ dumps are generally not well liked on forums, but I didn’t want to spam you with a bunch of threads all at once.

I wasn’t sure where to post this, since Support seemed to be more about specific technical problems. Also…

Chances are highly likely your post belongs in https://community.brave.com/c/help-me

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My questions

  1. I was going to ask if browsing in a tor window didn’t permit ads (since the rewards triangle isn’t visible in the GUI next to the URL bar), but I’m pretty sure I got one just now. Does tor have any effect on ad frequency/payout at all?

  2. The browser in combination with the FAQ seem to suggest that in order to back up my local (unverified) quasi-wallet, I have to go through KYC to get it verified. KYC seems really excessive for something like this. It’s not like I’m going to start day trading BAT, I just want some peace of mind by backing up my hard-earned pennies (pending and secure, ideally).

Reward settings: “If you’d like to secure all of your funds in the case of clean installing the browser or switching to a new device, and have other benefits such as adding, withdrawing and transferring funds, we recommend connecting to a verified Uphold wallet.”

FAQ: “A verified Uphold wallet asks you to go through a KYC “Know Your Customer” process with Uphold and validates your identity”

Reading further, I might ‘only’ have to give them my full real name, which is still more than I want to do if I can avoid it. Is there no way to just copy some ‘BATrewards.smth’ file or access code or wallet seed or whatever and stash it somewhere safe?

  1. Is there an opt-in way to build the auto-contribute list? Rather than having to constantly remove new sites I’ve visited but don’t want to support, I’d prefer being able to create a list of ones I do, and automatically distribute my monthly ‘income’ to them every month based on how much time I’ve spent on each.

  2. If I understand things correctly, both auto-contributions and end-of-month tipping are completely anonymous regardless of whether you have a verified or unverified wallet, while insta-tipping with a verified wallet allows the wallet provider to know that John Smith donated X BAT to site Y. Correct?

  3. Can a user with a verified wallet decide whether to end-of-month tip (to preserve privacy) or insta-tip?

  4. Bitchute (the website) is a verified partner. Say a video uploader on bitchute also wanted to register as a creator. How would auto-contribute distribute the funds? Or do individual users never end up on the automatic Attention list?

  5. Brave seems extremely eager to hibernate tabs. Is there any way I can limit that behavior? “Allow up to X tabs before hibernating the oldest one”, or similar? It’s becoming a nuisance.