Currently when new users publish their first question, a little box pops up that says
Your first question has been published, now what?
I'm proposing to extend this system. When the user posts their first answer (I don't recall whether a box pops up there), when they receives the first answer for their question, when their question/edit/answer was first deleted/accepted... Many "firsts" could use a gentle pop-up that serves as complement to the Tour and Help Page system.
This system does not even need to be limited to newbies -- When users are first granted review privilege, or vote down, or close vote... a box should pop up to hint them on how to use such moderation privileges to improve the site.
A suggestion for the "first received answer" scenario.
Your question received an answer!
- You may comment on it to communicate with the author and make the answer clearer.
- You may upvote it if you think the answer is beneficial to the community.
- You may accept it if you think the answer solves your problem.