Currently, all tips questions on the main site are Community Wiki. Furthermore, there are not many other non-challenge questions on the main site. These types of questions are generally supressed on PPCG.
This should change.
The first point I'm going to attack is the fact that tips questions are CW. This is wrong!
Community Wiki is meant for posts that are created and maintained by the community, wiki-style. (Hence the name.) From this blog post about community wiki:
Community wiki is for that rare gem of a post that needs true community collaboration. That’s when community wiki shines.
The CW checkbox on questions was removed for a reason - it's being misused. tips questions are not wiki-type articles! Each answer has one tip, and that tip is "owned" by its original author. The question is still "owned" by the asker of the question.
From this Meta SE post on what the purpose of CW is:
To allow anyone to collaboratively edit a question or answer.
That's not what tips questions are! The question is still the OP's own question, and the answers are still the answerers' own ideas and tips. Since each answer has one tip, there's no need to enable collaborative editing.
Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about other tips-like questions.
Why do challenges have to be the only thing ever posted on PPCG? Can't there be questions too? Can there not be questions...
- about tips about golfing (which we have already)?
- about creating golfing languages (not a specific one, but in general, i.e. how to handle I/O, how to create a generic string/array slicing method, etc.)?
- about how to make something [more obfuscated/shorter/...] (i.e. how to make shuffling an array shorter)?
- about making specific constructs shorter (i.e. long strings and compressing them, nested loops, etc.)?
- about strategies to solve a specific type of programming puzzle?
- about the history of golfing (I know, sounds boring, but some people might be interested)?
Etc., etc., etc.?
This would a.) Increase the question volume, which we direly need, and b.) Draw a bigger audience into the site (the audience that doesn't know how to golf or solve programming puzzles, and wants to learn more).
The advantages far outweight the (nonexistent) disadvantages. So why not?
This meta post is related, but it's asking about a question not really about the process of golfing, but about character counting which only happens to be used in golfing. (Also it's from 3 years ago.)
(Please don't get me started on posting these on meta. Meta is for discussion about the SE site PPCG, not discussion about programming puzzles / golfing. Just... no.)