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RE: tip of the day?

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: tip of the day?
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 14:37:38 -0700

        I like the idea. Now and then I stumble upon things I did not know
        existed in Emacs, often while looking for something completely
        different. Just opening up a random manual page could  prove to be
        quite useful.

    The suggestion, as I understood it, was to present randomly selected
    tips.  I took this to mean short hints that people would write for
    this specific purpose.  Randomly selecting a spot in the manual would
    be a totally different feature.  If some people find that useful, I
    have nothing against it, but please don't consider the two ideas

    Tips would be good for helping beginners become intermediate users.
    Randomly selecting parts of the manual could be interesting for more
    knowledgeable users, but would not help beginners.

    I think the tips would be more useful than the random manual text
    presenter.  But we could have both.

Actually, I did suggest both (as in X or perhaps Y). I agree that either
might be helpful, and yes, they are different.

Short tips written specifically for this purpose could also include - when
appropriate - one or more links to the manual(s), for possible followup.

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