Just for the record, Tick 1 bonuses are a convention, not an established game rule. I don't think I have ever sent any kind of message saying anything along the lines of "There will be a bonus on tick 1"
In fact, I specifically aim for AFTER tick 1. Whenever anybody has asked me about early bonuses, I have always described it as a tick 1-100 bonus.
Whenever I send a bonus on tick 1, I get complaints from people who joined in tick 1 after I sent the bonus (even if I sent the bonus in the last few minutes of tick 1)
When I send a bonus at tick 50, it's not because I'm sat on my ass.