By not very well responded to, do you mean not too many posts? That's because it was started not too long ago (the tips and tricks is from the old forum, and I thought there was a FAQ back then too, but either it went missing or I'm making it up).
I took a look at the Maya FAQ thread a while back and saw that it was not very well responded to but has lots of views.
That's a great idea, as long as it's something that comes up pretty often. Other tips/tricks (even very basic ones) that aren't essential or problem areas can probably go in the tips/tricks thread.
Maybe more people can throw some basic tips in there like very standard best practices that can get newbies off on a good foot.
Good question, I'll try to answer it in the FAQ. (By the way, I don't have the power to change the thread name, so I'll leave that decision up to a moderator I guess)
BTW: what is the best format (less corruptible) to save a Maya file?
This is exactly what i meant- one of the things about being a newbie is not knowing how to word a request- thanks for reaching into my (confused) head and taking this out.
I was just thinking, best practices (like incremental saving or referencing scenes or arranging UVs) don't really fit in FAQs or tips and tricks. It might be handy to have another thread just for Sound Advice. Maybe that's what you're thinking of me2011? What do people think?