Long ago, I instigated a conversation about tipping servers in restaurants. This is also about tips, but of a different sort.

Tonight, TechCrunch is showing love for tipjoy, which styles itself a better way to do online tipping for your website.

I’m not considering adding a tip jar to my site, mostly because I just don’t feel like it but also because it would then obligate me to write stuff that’s actually, you know, worth reading.

Anyway, I know some of you have tipping mechanisms at your online cribs. How well do they work?