Could we please be a bit nicer to new users?

This seems 'too localized', as it describes someone's momentary reaction to a particular time in history. If it's a FAQ, shouldn't someone rewrite it to have a title like:

"How should we react to less than ideal first contributions?"

and have some sort of consensus answer that strikes a balance between rapid trash removal and welcoming potential useful contributors?

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    That question has been around for awhile. It only appeared on your radar because @random made an ... er, random edit. I'm inclined to edit it again to be a bit less condescending. However, I do agree that it's a bit localized (and debate-like) for a FAQ entry. – user102937 May 21 '12 at 20:55
  • It only then appeared on the radar from another flag @rob – random May 21 '12 at 20:59
  • "random" being a reference to the nature of the edit note. :P – user102937 May 21 '12 at 21:00
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    Is it localized in time if it the sentiment keeps occurring – Some Helpful Commenter May 21 '12 at 21:12
  • Sure, that's a reason to have a faq entry, but this post did not strike me as being suitable as a faq entry. – Rosinante May 22 '12 at 3:44

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