Tip 'o the day

Subject: Tip 'o the day
From: Andrew Harvie <withanie -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TechWhirl (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:47:51 -0300

Today, I'm pondering the Tip of the Day feature, found in assorted software.

Personally, I tend to disable the feature after reading the first tip.
Usually because it's in my way, and it isn't relevant to what I want to do
*right now*.

But, I can see how the idea would appeal to those who create it. If the
users won't come to the documentation, push the documentation out to the
users. Perhaps if it were more relevant to the task at hand, more enticing:
"There's a bunch of ways you can save time on this task. Come and look...".


Has anyone created Tip of the Whatever Time Period - style suggestions and
done it in a way that garnered positive feedback? Has anyone seen it done
in a way that they like? Or, is it always a bad idea?
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