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Questions tagged [new-users]

New users are those users who may be new to the Stack Exchange Q&A format, and generally have a low reputation score, which starts from 1 at the time of registration.

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Hide comments (if there are any) in the example posts selected for the Tour page

To start with, comments are considered unimportant for tour examples as demonstrated eg by screen shots from here - if the question or answer have no comments, these posts are used in tour anyway (and ...
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Remove comment and edit karma walls for an individuals own question [closed]

I asked an anonymous question under a fake account recently (it contained semi-identifiable life-situations so I didn't also want to put my name on it as well) I realized in doing this -- new users ...
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Earning basic privileges based on time spent on site or other new criteria

I will start by saying that after reading this meta post about a declined feature request to allow moderators to grant commenting privileges, I am skeptical that my suggestions/thoughts will get ...
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Can we have more explanatory auto-comments when voting to close from review?

Right now, the delete-reasons and accompanying auto-comments on the VLQ-queue are as follows. No comment needed This is commentary on another post, not an answer "This does not provide an ...
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How do I make a(n ascii) table to support my Excel question on superuser? [duplicate]

I'd like to ask a question regarding Excel on the Stack Exchange Superuser site, and I have a sample set of data to help illustrate my request for help with a formula. It doesn't seem that HTML tables ...
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How to advise a new user whose post “cannot be submitted at this time due to the volume of spam and abuse originating from your network.”

This comment indicates that a new user is having difficulty posting. Apparently they've received the message: Your post cannot be submitted at this time due to the volume of spam and abuse ...
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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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Can we find a way to link new users to /help/someone-answers when they receive an answer for the first time?

When a new user gets an answer, often they don't know what to do with it. They post "thanks" comments, get into discussions, and don't accept / upvote. This is why users will sometimes avoid answering ...
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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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Could we revisit the stance on fluff greetings and our no-nonsense approach?

We are currently working on our "new users experience". As a part of that, we have stated that we want to be more welcoming to new users and try to guide them during their first steps on the site. ...
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Would an increase in the positive motivation to take care of newbies be useful?

The new CoC operates mainly with negative motivation, i.e. the unfriendly welcome, particularly to newbies, is forbidden. Violating it results in punishment. Maybe the system could have a positive ...
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Are we creating divisions in our quest to make new users welcome?

One of the more frequent accusations that get leveled against long-time users of various sites is that we treat new user questions differently. That we downvote and close vote them maliciously, 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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What happens to my votes I cast when I was <15? [duplicate]

I joined SE network sites. As I am new, I have low reputation. As a part of contribution, I cast votes. But when I cast votes, I see the following message. Today, I gained 15 reputation on money....
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How should we steer lost users?

Here is a thing I see fairly often here on Meta.SE: The question isn't remotely on-topic and was rightly, and quickly, put on hold. Somebody left a comment (not shown) pointing out what Meta.SE is ...
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Can there be a feature that redirects an off-topic question to the appropriate Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

Background I was on Stack Exchange today, asking a regular ol' question, the gist of which was: What library do you use to make GUI-based apps in Java? I asked it based on how apps that have used ...
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Can we get a comparison of new user comments?

So. We just got another welcoming blog post. Leaving aside analysis of it, I think it's missing a critical piece of information. We've got a tiny subset of comments that were used to compile this ...
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How many of you agree that at SE, “We don't help people. We help the Internet by creating useful information.” [closed]

Much to my dismay, I read this comment on Meta: "We don't help people. We help the Internet by creating useful information." I need to know what portion of SE users feel this way. Then I must ...
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Why do we allow new users to comment on their own questions/answers?

With the ongoing discussions about commenting standards, and about being welcoming in general, a point I've seen raised a couple of times is the hostility and defensiveness that we sometimes see from ...
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Ping Notification for a user with less than 20 reputation?

Should we allow pinging users who can't talk in chat? Recently I visited a meta.SE chatroom. Even though I don't have enough rep to talk, I could still get pinged and notified. Since a user with less ...
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How might we solve the 50 reputation comment limit?

The problem of sub 50 rep users being unable to comment is well documented Many sub 50 rep users have complained about the problem of not being able to comment under the limit. I am one of them. A ...
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What can we do to encourage (or discourage) a second question?

This question is mostly an excuse for sharing some research I've been doing. It essentially replicates the data Shog gathered a few years ago. I think the results suggest some systemic and social ...
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Allow new users to flag comments on their own posts

Something that has always bothered us about the new user experience was the amount of guidance we've got out there telling folks to flag rude or abusive comments, but not allowing new users to do it, ...
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By default, place questions asked by new users 'on hold' and visualize them as 'drafts'

As a moderator at Psychology & Neuroscience for over 6 years (a site with particularly stringent requirements on 'how to ask'), I have formed a pretty good impression of the 'typical lifetime' of ...
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Greeting new users under their first question with a comment

I often see in the comments of a question (often by a new user) the following: Welcome to xy SE. Take a tour around ... I always feel like I have done something wrong when I read those under my ...
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The pop-up advice that appears when you are answering, should correspond to actual community expectations

I've seen multiple cases like Find the concentration of proton after adding a acid to NaOH where a user A posts a question, user B posts what they believe is a helpful and correct answer, and user B ...
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How are we defining New Users?

Under Users tab, we can see New Users section. My question is, What all factors are we considering to put a user under "New User" category ? For example, are we considering max number of days visited ...
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Replace blocking new users from commenting with annoying new users who comment

Okay, I know you've already downvoted this. I did too. That's fine. Please just read a bit more before you close this tab. tl;dr: Instead of requiring 50 rep to add a comment, throw up a modal (with ...
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Why do I lose my privilege to ask questions so easily, even though I'm putting in my time and effort into them? [closed]

When I ask questions on blender stack exchange, they're always very clear (at least to my understanding), but I'm new to it and have no choice because I'm taking a computer class, which I have a C in ...
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Rewording of the duplicate notice to communicate better

When a question is marked as a duplicate, the notice is terse: This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new ...
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How to handle a professional argument at Stack Exchange sites

I am an oldtimer on Stack Overflow, but I only recently became involved. In that respect I am more of a newbie than a veteran. Which leads me to my question: How should a professional ...
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Can we tinker with the “beginner question” multi-field format for other sites too?

Per today's blog post, it seems Stack Overflow will in the future1: test a new “beginner” ask page that breaks the question box into multiple fields – one for each of the key things answerers need ...
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Are questions by veteran users better received than questions by new users?

This now deleted question (10k only) stated that questions by new users are generally received worse than other questions. It was based on anecdotal (n=1) evidence, but are there some statistics from ...
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Can we implement temporary automatic comment ban on 'x' number of validated rude comment flags?

There's been problems with abusive comments since the site started. What's with all the rude comments recently? We still haven't managed to conquer the issue. Negative comments drive new users ...
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How to handle possible duplicate in first posts review section

I've seen a lot of questions recently in the first posts review section which could possibly be duplicates. I was wondering how to review posts such as this. The two options I had were the following: ...
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Is SE inclusive of young users?

tl;dr: propositions in bold italics On the one hand, quality control is paramount for SE success, so posting guidelines need to be adhered to. New users are often unfamiliar with SE rules. This can ...
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Can new users still edit their own posts if links & images were added?

With my 2000+ Reputation, I often fix links and images around. e.g, I may change: see my bug at https:// i.stack.imgur .com/ foobar.png (sorry, can't post images yet, not enough rep) to: ...
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People get lost and crash into meta - maybe we need roadblocks for their safety

I used to think that Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's idea of a survey was a terrible idea - it wouldn't actually fix anything, and I suspected most folks asking off topic questions here are drive-by's. ...
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New user changes post after I answered [duplicate]

A new user completely changed this question after I answered it. Is this allowed? I suspect this is because new users cannot post more than 2 questions. I feel angered by this, as it wasted my hard ...
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Is there a “time limit” on First Posts?

I was just curious if the term "First Post" is as straight forward as the title implies... Let says I joined a site, looked around, voted on stuff, but never asked or answered a question. Does it ...
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Method to reduce added information in a question being written in comments

The problem On EE.SE, but probably most SE sites, we have a common problem: A (usually new) user asks an ambiguous question. Other users ask for more information in comments to the question. The ...
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Bonus Reputations for starters, new users

Starters on Stack Overflow tend to lose interest as soon as their first question starts getting downvotes. Their first question also sometimes gets closed because it was either not framed properly or ...
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Should the same user be able to review the same answer as First Post and also as Late Answer?

Here are 2 reviews that were completed today (on Unix.SE): A First Post review. A Late Answer review. Things to notice about these reviews: both reviews are related to the very same answer, and ...
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Old unanswered question and new user [duplicate]

I found an old unanswered question on ServerFault.com that I would like to revive because I have the exact same issue. However, my account is new and I do not yet have enough reputation to post a ...
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Remove the 2 link limit for new users everywhere

Several years ago we managed to convince the SE team to remove the 2 link limit for new users on Skeptics. This limit was particularly frustrating on this site, as any answer without links was likely ...
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Prevent answer ban from kicking in for a single honest mistake for a new user

I ran in to a very unfortunate issue recently on Video Production. We had a new user who asked a question regarding a problem they were facing. A high-reputation user asked for a full log in a comment....
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Is there unconscious bias against new users on Stack Exchange?

As a mid-level bulk-of-the-curve SE participant it's impossible for me to not notice how moderators seem to express distinctly negative and shut-out behaviour to both Qs and As where the user has one ...
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How come a user with 1 rep has been able to comment following a question he does not own? [duplicate]

I have been reading the contributions following this question when I noticed a user has posted a comment below one of the existing answers. I am wondering how come the user has been able to comment ...
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Voting trend and runaway reputation accumulators [closed]

TL;DR Disregard. I had started with an incorrect premise, the what lies below is a false assumption based on an incorrect understanding of the voting system. Original Post I'm seeing (perhaps ...
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Is there anyone who cares about the site being friendly for beginners? [duplicate]

One of the stack sites I'm a member of has always made me feel that it is too harsh on beginners. Those with several Ks of reputation act too strictly on beginners in comments. For example, in some ...