As a new user, enjoying your site, really knowledgeable crowd out here, but I have come to some grief — downvotes, closed question etc.
It would have helped — please consider a strong encouragement to go through the entire tour and help. For example:
Stack Exchange takes a while to get used to. We are not a forum. To avoid your question being closed, labelled as duplicate, and being temporarily blocked, we encourage you to go through the entire tour and help. We will even give you a badge if you complete the tour.