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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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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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“You need at least 10 reputation to post more than 2 links”

I got this error while updating a previously asked question on Stack Overflow: Getting error when importing from sibling package When I originally asked the question (and inserted over 6-7 links ...
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How are votes by users with less than 15 rep. recorded? [duplicate]

When I try to upvote a question, it says that "votes from users with less than 15 reputation are recorded, but do not change the publicly displayed score." How are they recorded? Do they actually do ...
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Where do people's reputation bonuses come from? What impact do these reputation bonuses have on site development?

When a user joins a new Stack Exchange site, if they have 200 or more reputation on at least one other site, they get +100 reputation on the new site. This allows them to avoid some of the ...
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Is it right to recommend a book in an answer?

I have recently written an answer to a question on one of Stack Exchange's sites. In my answer I included a link to a chapter of a book to add more information about the point I was discussing. ...
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When reviewing first posts, should I upvote questions just because they are on-topic and well-formatted?

The first post review queue seems to encourage taking actions, even as simple as a vote. So I came up with this question: Should I upvote a question solely because it's on-topic and well-formatted (...
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Can I get commenting permission? [duplicate]

I know I don't have much rep on Super User, but I have on Ask Ubuntu. I found a post, Windows 10 Audio Headset Detection Issues. And I have some potential solutions for it. Can I get permission ...
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Please add a block for new users when they try to post multiple answers to the same question

About an hour ago a new user on Aviation.SE posted 5 "answers" to the same question in less than 15 minutes. Only the first was an actual answer, the second was an addition and the remaining were ...
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Can't see how you've voted until you have enough reputation [duplicate]

I joined a couple of new Stack Exchange sites recently, and noticed the message that appears when voting: Thanks for the feedback! Votes cast by those with less than [15/125] reputation are ...
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User profiles get replicated on Stack Overflow

I was looking at Stack Overflow users under users -> new users One user profile is being replicated named Shubham Verma. It is guaranteed not two different users with exact same name and profile ...
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Where does one go if a question is not good enough for Stack Overflow? Stack Site for New Users? [closed]

I have noticed that many questions get down voted or closed so often it's very intimidating for new users. I understand that Stack Overflow is for high quality questions that are helpful to everyone ...
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Cannot post images [duplicate]

I was trying to post photos (diagram) to clarify the ideas, but I coudn't do that because of the following: We're sorry, but as a spam prevention mechanism, new users aren't allowed to post images. ...
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Low tolerance to newbies? [duplicate]

I understand this has been asked before, as per search, but none of the other questions tried to engage [in my opinion] and provide an actual solution. The Problem: Lately, I've been feeling ...
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More emphasis on scope for new users

I've noticed that many new users post questions that fall out of the scope of a particular site and get closed. Often these are very common (such as idea generation on Worldbuilding SE or homework ...
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Answer from a user with 9 on-site reputation but protect option is not available (in sufficiently old question)

For 15K users protect option is supposed to work as described here: the question must have at least one answer by a new user aka a user with < 10 rep on the site (which is the required rep limit ...
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More helpful “you can't vote” messages for users with low rep?

Problem When a new user clicks on an upvote button on a post they see... ...but on a downvote button... This is unclear. First they are being told they need 15 rep, but then they are being told it ...