We have a tipster we call Honey Boo Boo. She emails us under cover of an anonymous email address. She has no name. She claims no affiliation. She wants no mention and we will never out her, even if we're threatened with contempt of court—because we are brave journalists that way (and because we have no idea who she is). She sends gossip about house sales and neighborhood developments. We love her, though we don't actually know if she's a she or a he or, to be truly honest, a ze.
We need more Honey Boo Boos. You don't have to be an insider to tip—you just have to notice something in your neighborhood and write to us about it. All tips are anonymous unless you decide you want glory and/or a reality TV pseudonym. Our tipline is always open: firstname.lastname@example.org!