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PROTIP

Page history last edited by Jester 10 years, 8 months ago

A PROTIP is a tip intended to convert you from a novice to an expert in one easy step.

 

n. to distill important knowledge about a subject and share it with those new to said subject.

 

To offer advice or suggestion to resolve a problem. Often used in context of emphasizing common sense, a very strong opinion, or to belittle/mock a person's point of view.

Likely taken from GamePro magazine, which used the term as early as 1989 in conjunction with screengrabs of video to capture reader's attention to offer advice on completing video games and tying the term into the publication's title.

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