Ever since the new site proposals have gone into public beta, there has been a need to explain to beginners how the Stack Exchange system works. After all, the site can be overwhelming to anyone who has never seen it before.
Some of the Metas for the new sites contain questions like I am new here, how does Stack Exchange work?. There needs to be a place where new people can find out how the system works instead of just trying to figure it out and causing problems.
Now, I am well-aware of the FAQ and the series of questions here on Meta that describe the functionality of the site — they're great as a reference.
But am I the only one who thinks that it doesn't work very well as a guide or tutorial?
Thus, I have started a WikiBook that aims to be an introduction to using the Stack Exchange network as well as providing a brief history of the whole thing so that newcomers get a feel for how things work.
Here it is:
Please consider investing some time in making the guide a valuable resource for beginners or leaving your feedback below on alternative methods.