Ummm... I wouldn't say some of them are good tips. For example, #3.
Look at the following conversation and then see if you agree with me.
I really want to make the popular kid, Emma, my friend. What did AbsoluteOwl say? Ask no one-word-answer questions? Ok. I won't.
"Hi Emma!" I greet her. "Hi... um, what's your name?" she replies. "So, Emma, why did your parents divorce?" I continue, smiling. AbsoluteOwl was probably right - as she usually is!
Emma burst into tears. "I hate you!! i hate you! I hate you, whatever your name is!!" she sobbed, running into the school bathroom. "Ew, what's wrong with you?" Amelia, the second most popular girl, asked me. Or rather, told me.
Maybe AbsoluteOwl was wrong this once, I decided.
So? Do you agree with me? (AbsoluteOwl, I am a fan, but just not for this particular question.