Lix and Shadow Wizard have given great info, and maybe others will, too; but I had something to add...
One thing the initial reputation situation here can do is to sometimes force a new, excited member to slow down and take stock of their suggestions, if they are not being received well.
Sometimes people go a bit overboard suggesting a lot of things, when perhaps they are not so familiar with how things work at Stack Exchange in general. The way things are presented can have a big impact, too.
Those who are earnest in their desire to help can recover, and once someone had solid footing, it doesn't matter much, as far as reputation goes. Initially, there is just the question ban to avoid, but it's also notably harder to hit that here than on main sites.