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As I sit and tip while watching cams I sometimes wonder why am tipping. I know there are cam girls here and viewers and I imagine this has been asked before but why do I and maybe 5 others out of 90 viewers feel the need to tip? Something wrong with me? Its in my psyche have to be the big spender? When I used to do go to the strip I'd only go if the wallet was bulging and I'd call my buddy from the club and I would say "the eagle has landed" and he knew that meant get over to the club as the wallet was going to get emptied.
 
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As I sit and tip while watching cams I sometimes wonder why am tipping. I know there are cam girls here and viewers and I imagine this has been asked before but why do I and maybe 5 others out of 90 viewers feel the need to tip? Something wrong with me? Its in my psyche have to be the big spender? When I used to do go to the strip I'd only go if the wallet was bulging and I'd call my buddy from the club and I would say "the eagle has landed" and he knew that meant get over to the club as the wallet was going to get emptied.
It's quite simple really, model says she will only show me her ass for x amount of tokens, I would like to see ass, so I tip x. Open and shut case.
 

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As I sit and tip while watching cams I sometimes wonder why am tipping. I know there are cam girls here and viewers and I imagine this has been asked before but why do I and maybe 5 others out of 90 viewers feel the need to tip? Something wrong with me? Its in my psyche have to be the big spender? When I used to do go to the strip I'd only go if the wallet was bulging and I'd call my buddy from the club and I would say "the eagle has landed" and he knew that meant get over to the club as the wallet was going to get emptied.
Bet your boss wonders the same thing when he sees you doing nothing on the clock.
 

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Here's a few reasons why people tip cam models:

1. They want to show their appreciation towards a model they like and also make her smile.
2. There is something on a model's tip menu they would like to see her do, so they tip her instead of hoping someone else will eventually tip for it.
3. A model has videos they would like to watch, so they purchase it with tokens.
4. They want special attention from a model and the best way to do that is to be kind and tip and not be a freeloader.
5. They realize that this is a job for the model and want to pay her for her time and services.
6. Entertainment is a luxury, not a necessity. Tipping members understand this and like to pay for their entertainment.
7. They realize that if everyone had the "Why should I tip?" mentality, cam models would either stop performing or find other ways to provide themselves with income.

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Listen if you have issues with freemium sites and not wanting the fund the whole show for all the freeloaders. Understandable. But to stop supporting your entertainment because others take advantage, is shitty.

Check out private based sites like streamate or imlive. Where if the person wants to watch the show, they have to tip or take them to private for a per minute rate.

But threatening to withhold spending on cammodel shows on a cammodel support forum and to become a freeloader. Did you really think this was a smart idea?
 
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In all honesty, when I first found cam sites, I was like a lot of the freeloaders who just didn't want to pay for nudity/porn because "why should I, I can use google and get shit for free".
At this very same time, I would see guys chatting in the public chat and I would constantly be thinking "wow, what sad losers they are... just stfu and masturbate already".

I wish I could say that this was when I was younger (my early 20s or something) but sadly it was not (late 20s). My mindset was like that, I think, just because I had grown up around the internet and accessing "free porn".

But the more I watched, the more I saw how entertaining and fun it was to both tip and partake in the chat with the models.
It was also the fact that I was able to see REAL women, you know, the kind you would see in the street. It wasn't staged porn with scripts (I know some rooms are "in the office" ones for example), but for the most part, it's just beautiful women.

Since then my mindset has changed completely, and I have learned so much not only about women as models, but also women in general (definitely not claiming to be an expert, even you ladies are no expert on yourself, how can we men be lol).. But it's been a truly fantastic (as weird as that is) experience overall and models/ladies have just helped me see/understand a lot.

Anyway, I started as a freeloader hating and not wanting to tip. I started to tip because I realised it was amazing and fun to be involved, you have so much more fun and honestly, if you do jerk off, it does feel better. Now I tip for the entertainment side still and having fun in all ways that may entail, but also because it's just "nice".. as lame as that may be.
 
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In all honesty, when I first found cam sites, I was like a lot of the freeloaders who just didn't want to pay for nudity/porn because "why should I, I can use google and get shit for free".
At this very same time, I would see guys chatting in the public chat and I would constantly be thinking "wow, what sad losers they are... just stfu and masturbate already".

I wish I could say that this was when I was younger (my early 20s or something) but sadly it was not (late 20s). My mindset was like that, I think, just because I had grown up around the internet and accessing "free porn".

But the more I watched, the more I saw how entertaining and fun it was to both tip and partake in the chat with the models.
It was also the fact that I was able to see REAL women, you know, the kind you would see in the street. It wasn't staged porn with scripts (I know some rooms are "in the office" ones for example), but for the most part, it's just beautiful women.

Since then my mindset has changed completely, and I have learned so much not only about women as models, but also women in general (definitely not claiming to be an expert, even you ladies are no expert on yourself, how can we men be lol).. But it's been a truly fantastic (as weird as that is) experience overall and models/ladies have just helped me see/understand a lot.

Anyway, I started as a freeloader hating and not wanting to tip. I started to tip because I realised it was amazing and fun to be involved, you have so much more fun and honestly, if you do jerk off, it does feel better. Now I tip for the entertainment side still and having fun in all ways that may entail, but also because it's just "nice".. as lame as that may be.
Thanks - my post wasn't meant to be a why pay post - its why do I pay and 100's in the rooms don't. And ya hard to get my rocks off when in a busy room =) PVT for that - mostly I am there to watch and think - wow - sexy =) Thanks eh!
 
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I'll be honest, I get a a little annoyed at the freeloaders with an account just there watching. If I'm tipping, and no one else is, I will change my tipping habits to where I privately tip the model, yet it doesn't reduce the countdown. I'll still periodically tip visibly to the room. But, I hide the amount.

Sure, it doesn't go towards a goal or countdown. But, these are typically models that I've known for some time, and they know me and my general tipping habits. This way, the model still gets tips I had already intended to give while preventing the freeloaders from having a show. Most models are cool with this, as they know I'm showing appreciation for them. A couple get frustrated easily because the topic isn't moving, and they kind of took it out on me which I had to remind them that I'm the one tipping. I've also had a couple of the models I regularly visit ask me if I'd rather do a private instead of wasting time in public before she logs off because it's so slow.

All depends on what your reason for being there is.
 
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Thanks - my post wasn't meant to be a why pay post - its why do I pay and 100's in the rooms don't. And ya hard to get my rocks off when in a busy room =) PVT for that - mostly I am there to watch and think - wow - sexy =) Thanks eh!
I know exactly what you are getting at. As I think that to myself quite often.

Why do I spend what I spend to meet all the goals while the freeloaders do nothing to help but just keep posting shit in the chats begging or demanding the broadcaster to do something they want for free.
I guess I'm just too generous or dumb. No idea. My habits will remain the same (just not as bad as before) until the day I decide that it all stops for me :)


Anyway, I started as a freeloader hating and not wanting to tip. I started to tip because I realised it was amazing and fun to be involved, you have so much more fun and honestly, if you do jerk off, it does feel better. Now I tip for the entertainment side still and having fun in all ways that may entail, but also because it's just "nice".. as lame as that may be.
Just don't do what I did and look at your purchase history. I was a bit angry with myself to the point it put me into a depression. I kept this to myself but I have sought out addictions counselling and have adjusted my online lifestyle since.
In the end it's just money. And I remind myself of all the great people that I met online over the years and hope to remain friends with them :)
 
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I tip the model because I appreciate the model. Simple as.

Having said that - the anonymous visitors and “grays” don’t bother me as much as when a dark purple user sits and watches me fund an entire show by myself just because they know I will.

If you’re dark purple (talking cb here), you’ve recently tipped SOME combination of models at least 1,000 total tokens (probably more). Don’t be a dick to this model just because you noticed her regular tipper has his wallet out.
 
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Would have to agree on the difference between not spending and having tokens.

I guess he does not realize on sites they can see you have tokens and then you get attention because of that, which is nice and different then just watching.

I do think you should support the ladies that you like to watch, make them able to do what they are doing for as they wish to.

My attitude definitely changed from being more involved when having tokens and does make the experience better overall on both sides.

I find myself tipping without any reason to, as you said just why not can be nice if you are enjoying your time.





In all honesty, when I first found cam sites, I was like a lot of the freeloaders who just didn't want to pay for nudity/porn because "why should I, I can use google and get shit for free".
At this very same time, I would see guys chatting in the public chat and I would constantly be thinking "wow, what sad losers they are... just stfu and masturbate already".

I wish I could say that this was when I was younger (my early 20s or something) but sadly it was not (late 20s). My mindset was like that, I think, just because I had grown up around the internet and accessing "free porn".

But the more I watched, the more I saw how entertaining and fun it was to both tip and partake in the chat with the models.
It was also the fact that I was able to see REAL women, you know, the kind you would see in the street. It wasn't staged porn with scripts (I know some rooms are "in the office" ones for example), but for the most part, it's just beautiful women.

Since then my mindset has changed completely, and I have learned so much not only about women as models, but also women in general (definitely not claiming to be an expert, even you ladies are no expert on yourself, how can we men be lol).. But it's been a truly fantastic (as weird as that is) experience overall and models/ladies have just helped me see/understand a lot.

Anyway, I started as a freeloader hating and not wanting to tip. I started to tip because I realised it was amazing and fun to be involved, you have so much more fun and honestly, if you do jerk off, it does feel better. Now I tip for the entertainment side still and having fun in all ways that may entail, but also because it's just "nice".. as lame as that may be.
 
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Just a quick question i have seen a model who was on 4 seperate sites but her tip goals would be different on each site.i have tipped her say 20 to suck fingers but if her goal was reached for show feet during that 20 tokens she would do the goal instead of the tip,but also seen when someone else tip for something in the tip menu she would do nothing or even if her goal was met not do nothing or log offline. Thats her biggest trick is log offline no bye im going offline in main chat just logs out.
 

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Just a quick question i have seen a model who was on 4 seperate sites but her tip goals would be different on each site.i have tipped her say 20 to suck fingers but if her goal was reached for show feet during that 20 tokens she would do the goal instead of the tip,but also seen when someone else tip for something in the tip menu she would do nothing or even if her goal was met not do nothing or log offline. Thats her biggest trick is log offline no bye im going offline in main chat just logs out.
So what is the question?
 

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why do some models on multi sites have different tip options for each site,then either do not do the tip for which you tipped for but do there goal if reached. or just nothing at all and logs out.
Might not see tip requests or is ignoring it. Always ask them before you tip w/ request. If they don't do your request after agreeing, take it up with the site.
 
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Just a quick question i have seen a model who was on 4 seperate sites but her tip goals would be different on each site.i have tipped her say 20 to suck fingers but if her goal was reached for show feet during that 20 tokens she would do the goal instead of the tip,but also seen when someone else tip for something in the tip menu she would do nothing or even if her goal was met not do nothing or log offline. Thats her biggest trick is log offline no bye im going offline in main chat just logs out.
yes the multi site cam models - is what it is - and best option is go to her main site. If you see her at MFC with no topic etc u know she is at CB or somewhere so go looking =) But if I have tokens at MFC and even if you only one there she will pm if you dropping tokens =)
 
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I tip the model because I appreciate the model. Simple as.

Having said that - the anonymous visitors and “grays” don’t bother me as much as when a dark purple user sits and watches me fund an entire show by myself just because they know I will.

If you’re dark purple (talking cb here), you’ve recently tipped SOME combination of models at least 1,000 total tokens (probably more). Don’t be a dick to this model just because you noticed her regular tipper has his wallet out.
that happens a lot for sure - is dark purple cause drops huge tokens on his crush and then roams rest of the day for free and yes I have been guilty of that until I figured out that some here and there is best - what would CB if was only 4 models hahahah
 
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Just don't do what I did and look at your purchase history. I was a bit angry with myself to the point it put me into a depression. I kept this to myself but I have sought out addictions counselling and have adjusted my online lifestyle since.
In the end it's just money. And I remind myself of all the great people that I met online over the years and hope to remain friends with them :)
I here you on that - that money is gone - had some laughs and met some nice ladies and a few ladies that taught me the hustle can be real so find the good ladies and visit them =)
 
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I'll be honest, I get a a little annoyed at the freeloaders with an account just there watching. If I'm tipping, and no one else is, I will change my tipping habits to where I privately tip the model, yet it doesn't reduce the countdown. I'll still periodically tip visibly to the room. But, I hide the amount.

Sure, it doesn't go towards a goal or countdown. But, these are typically models that I've known for some time, and they know me and my general tipping habits. This way, the model still gets tips I had already intended to give while preventing the freeloaders from having a show. Most models are cool with this, as they know I'm showing appreciation for them. A couple get frustrated easily because the topic isn't moving, and they kind of took it out on me which I had to remind them that I'm the one tipping. I've also had a couple of the models I regularly visit ask me if I'd rather do a private instead of wasting time in public before she logs off because it's so slow.

All depends on what your reason for being there is.
good idea - may try the anonymous tips and yes - have gone into PVT when slow - model will PM and say - why don't we do this instead of the " ..." getting it for free haha - am like sure =)
 

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I guess I'm just too generous or dumb. No idea.
You're not dumb for supporting a form of entertainment that you enjoy. Just because others are finishing countdowns doesn't mean it's dumb for you to contribute too.

I'm actually shocked at this comment.
 

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Might not see tip requests or is ignoring it. Always ask them before you tip w/ request. If they don't do your request after agreeing, take it up with the site.
Yeah could be a mistake, or could be a scam.
 
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Just don't do what I did and look at your purchase history. I was a bit angry with myself to the point it put me into a depression. I kept this to myself but I have sought out addictions counselling and have adjusted my online lifestyle since.
In the end it's just money. And I remind myself of all the great people that I met online over the years and hope to remain friends with them :)

I look at mine from time to time, and I even did a post on it a while back (didn't talk amounts, just provided data in case it might help models have some insight). Do I regret it? No. Could I have done something different with it? Absolutely! But, I enjoy time with the models and visiting with some of the regulars who are in their rooms. It shows appreciation to the model for the time she's there, as well as things offline she may do as well. I don't spend what I used to, since I have slightly different goals. But, I still tip when I come visit them.
 
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You're not dumb for supporting a form of entertainment that you enjoy. Just because others are finishing countdowns doesn't mean it's dumb for you to contribute too.

I'm actually shocked at this comment.
It's a personal view of myself and not an attack towards any broadcaster/s. :)
The dumb part for me is when I contribute 50% or more of the goal/s and the rest of the room can barely (or don't want to) come up with the rest.

Yes it is/was my choice to contribute what I do, but I'm allowed to be silently pissed off at times towards others.... aka. Freeloaders.

And if you really are truly shocked or offended that I feel dumb at times, then I apologize for mentioning it :)
 
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I tip the model because I appreciate the model. Simple as.

Having said that - the anonymous visitors and “grays” don’t bother me as much as when a dark purple user sits and watches me fund an entire show by myself just because they know I will.

If you’re dark purple (talking cb here), you’ve recently tipped SOME combination of models at least 1,000 total tokens (probably more). Don’t be a dick to this model just because you noticed her regular tipper has his wallet out.
OMFG THIS!!!!
 
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IMO, it's all the same. If you're there enjoying, then tip her something. From a member's view, MFC only shows who's tipped in the room so long as they are still in the room. If they leave and come back, their name is no longer in the tipper's list. A member has no idea how much another member has, nor what they've tipped aside from what they've seen them tip publicly.
 
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IMO, it's all the same. If you're there enjoying, then tip her something. From a member's view, MFC only shows who's tipped in the room so long as they are still in the room. If they leave and come back, their name is no longer in the tipper's list. A member has no idea how much another member has, nor what they've tipped aside from what they've seen them tip publicly.
I just need to leave CB outright. It has not been enjoyable for me whatsoever for the last 5 months.

The numerous times I have been on MFC it has been great.
 
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