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So nice, we said it twice: "User is a new contributor. Be nice, and check out our Code of Conduct."

When I was leaving my second comment under a new contributor's post, I got a duplicate message: User is a new contributor. Be nice, and check out our Code of Conduct. Sadly, the limit is two, no ...
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Rethinking the 'new contributor' banner

A couple of remarks regarding the new contributor banner: If a new user is actively engaging on the site and posting regularly, it doesn't take long for them to become familiar with the site ...
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New feature to encourage improvement and discourage hasty closing of almost-good questions from new contributors [duplicate]

A new contributor asks a question that, on face value, is poor. Maybe the wording is off topic, or is phrased to solicit opinion, or is a little cloudy or asks too many questions. If: the situation ...
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Do we really need "new contributor" messages for Stack Exchange staff?

From this Chess.SE meta post we have: It feels a bit mismatched for this message to pop up for Stack Exchange staff. Question: Do we really need "new contributor" messages for Stack ...
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The new contributor indicator is not appearing in a post created by a user that joined today

On a site where I am a moderator, i.e. Code Review, I was looking at this post from a user that joined within the past day. The new contributor indicator is not appearing under their username and ...
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New contributor pop up creates a scrollbar inside the question [duplicate]

This seems to be a recent change... When I put the mouse over the new contributor indicator, the little pop up is created but seems to be confined within the question container -- creating an off-...
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New Contributor hover card information opens a scrollbar on a post

Not sure when this started happening, but the new contributor hover information now makes a scrollbar appear, and keeps all of the hover card information constrained to a small area surrounding the ...
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The tooltip for the "New contributor" is buggy if the answer is grayed out due to negative score

If an answer is grayed out due to having enough negative score, the tooltip for the "new contributor" will be displayed incorrectly.
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The new contributor tooltip makes it too hard to add comments

A haiku Tooltip is zealous in promoting temperance. It is frustrating. The new contributor tooltip advises us to take care when commenting but in some cases it's too proactive in preventing comments....
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"New Contributor" label not showing when a question is migrated

When a question is migrated, at least from a main site to a meta site, the "new contributor" label is not shown below the user card. Here is an example from Ask Ubuntu Meta Reputation prevents any ...
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Indicator about new contributor overlaps action panel in the queue [duplicate]

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Why I am labeled as a new contributor when this is not the case? [duplicate]

Why does philosophy.stackexchange suddenly label me as a new contributor when in fact I have already posted many questions in the last 2 years? It this related to deleting cookies from my pc?
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The "New Contributor" dialog is masked

The New Contributor dialog is masked from where the comment section ends. Here are some screenshots just to be more clear: With no comments: With one comment: No masking with more comments:
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Posts made by new accounts that are later merged into established accounts still show as "new contributor", contradicting the user card

Imagine an established user accidentally makes a post through a new or unregistered account (or intentionally to prevent their account credentials from being compromised through a public network). ...
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Remove "be nice new user" message from users who are active in other sites on the network [duplicate]

This answer is clearly not answering the question (examples before 1950), and is marked a new user, but has a 61K+ reputation on another site (stack overflow) and thus we shouldn't have to explain the ...
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New contributor has more than 1000 rep [duplicate]

This user has 1568 reputation yet is still a new contributor: It's probably that this is the first time they post on meta.
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Lack of new contributor indicator outs review audits

Occasionally, when I get a known-good audit in the review queue, the system shows me a fake usercard of a new user to not make it obvious that it is an audit; as it was actually posted by a higher-rep ...
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New User badge on child metas [duplicate]

The new user badge is showing up on meta for users who really aren't new. In this case it was really obvious - turns out they've been on Stack Overflow for 5+ years, but maybe this is their first meta ...
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What is a "new contributor" for Winter Bash purposes? [duplicate]

What is the combination of rep and timeline used to determine "new contributor" status? Also, for sites with scaled-down rep requirements for badges, are those rep rep requirements scaled down the ...
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Still showing up as "new contributor" more than 3 weeks after joining [duplicate]

I've been here on meta SE for almost a month now, but on all my posts I still show up as a "new contributor". I've seen plenty of people who have been a member for barely over a week, but they don't ...
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Indicate if a new contributor is new to Stack Exchange, or new to the current Stack

I just came across a question by a new contributor to a Stack (in this case, SF & Fantasy), as indicated by the new contributor indicator. Since it was an ID request, I launched into a comment ...
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Please don't welcome spammers and abusers to Stack Exchange

I hope I'm not the only one thinking the below is weird and even somewhat disturbing: Yes. The "New contributor" indicator that ask us to welcome the user showing on a spam post. I believe there'...
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Hand wave/new contributor icon seems to follow the post, not the author [duplicate]

This user (who has never upvoted or accepted an answer) has four posts, two with the new-user icon and two without: Question 1 (2018-08-15), no icon: How to use {{ post.title }} from blog.models ...
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Are the current post notices friendly enough for new contributors?

From this answer on English Language Learners: I have a feeling that even post notices must include salutations like "Welcome!", "Hello!", "Thanks!". I also think for each site the notices must be ...
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Let's use the Snark Detector to actually find out if the Contributor Indicator is having any effect where we want it to

Background Regarding the need for persistence of the New Contributor Indicator, Animuson pointed out, there are some particular "users who definitely should be seeing it" (Emphasis in ...
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"New contributor" shows for yourself

Title says it all. Puzzling Stack Exchange just told me to be nice to myself. Somehow, the page expects more text from me to submit this, so here, page, have some text. But that won't make the matter ...
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Add option to hide contributor indicator completely

I found this question: Add a little 'x' so users can close the new user contributor indicator. But it's about a specific user question. This indicator only distracts attention from the ...
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Add a little 'x' so users can close the new user contributor indicator

Please add a little 'x' in the corner of the new-contributor-indicator notification, such that users can click on the x to close this box. Perhaps I appreciate the reminder but once I've read the ...
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Update the "new contributor" indicator on meta to say "new contributor to meta"

Earlier today I saw the New Contributor indicator attached to a user who had 2,700 reputation and had been a member of the site for over 2 years. When I went to leave a comment, I saw a banner of “(...
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Why does SE not react to the feedback it has asked for?

In Come Take a Look at our New Contributor Indicator! we were asked for Questions? Suggestions? Feedback? Let us know. There was plenty, mostly not in support of the feature. Maybe it is hidden ...
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Disable the new contributor indicator on new private beta sites

Currently, according to What are the exact criteria for the "new contributor" indicator to be shown?, the new contributor indicator is enabled by default on all sites, except Stack Overflow ...
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Disable the "New contributor" indicator on sites I don't have an account on

When visiting a site I don't have an account on, I still see the new indicator: Given I can't really interact with the user or their post anyway, this appears to do nothing but create useless ...
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Add a way for users to "opt out" of the new contributor indicator on their own posts

(Note: This request isn't necessarily about me; I'm also asking for the benefit of users who might want to do so as well.) I understand that the new contributor indicator is shown on my posts on ...
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What are the exact criteria for the "new contributor" indicator to be shown?

According to Come Take a Look at our New Contributor Indicator!: The new indicator works by the age of a user's first visible post. This could be a question or answer, and the association bonus won't ...
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Show whether "new contributor" has taken the tour and/or read help pages

The "new contributor" feature sounds potentially useful. I'd find it more useful if it told me Whether they've taken the tour (e.g., do they have the Informed badge) Whether they've viewed the How to ...
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Come Take a Look at our New Contributor Indicator!

This feature is now live across the network. We've been doing quite a bit of research into ways that we could help new users have better experiences that ultimately lead them to becoming increasingly ...
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