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Don't be confused, the article is not very good advice and what he is suggesting doesn't actually work.
But gentle ETTR does work, an up to one stop over exposure I find to work well, especially when shooting darker subjects with more emphasis on darker tones, much more than that and it becomes difficult to retain the colours and tonality of the original scene.
Of course you always have to watch for clipping, once your pixels register white they have no detail, but if you meter for a scene and make an EV adjustment for the subject, giving it an extra stop, so long as you don't clip too much, often works well for your darker tones.
After I read this article from op, I tried set exposure compensation to above +1 and did check histogram for clipping, its a plus work. (previously I just set to +2/3 at most) - to preserve image quality (less noise) to maximum at high ISO.
Then I get a bit used to +1 and 1/3 compensation. Then on the last shoot, I found my photo clipped.
Tsk Tsk Tsk!!!