I’m going to try a new type of posting.
A semi-regular Weekly Occasional (i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big) Open Discussion.
Tips just grows too big in a month and with way too many videos to load fast on the small gear I’m using (Raspberry Pi or the MacBook running from a slow SD Card based system). Much of Tips, though, isn’t so much Tips as just discussing news of the day (or week).
So the whole idea here is to put actual Tips in the Tips pages (things that are interesting, but not really likely to generate immediate discussion- like, say, a pointer to a paper on limitations of averaging temperatures; while putting things likely to be discussion points here (like the recent news events or political bonfires).
Then, if folks DO want to discuss something in Tips, they can just put a link to that comment here and start discussing… No need to load all of Tips every time you want to make a comment.
So use “Tips” for “Oooh, look at the old shiny thing!”
and “W.O.O.D” for “Did you see WTF just happened?! What did you think about it?”
Tips would have things like the links by Sabretoothed to UV light and health, or old papers on ocean circulation in an archive.
WOOD would have things like the discussion topic of Charlottesville and the Antifa caused riot. Or the pointers to recent postings at Pointman or Small Dead Animals for real time discussion.
One other difference: Tips is a chain from month to month, I close the last one when I open a new one. The WOOD postings will be left open for ongoing discussion on a topic until they naturally age closed (currently set to several months).