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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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Why did this answer get three First Answer review queue items?

As can be seen in its timeline, a recent answer on Science Fiction & Fantasy ended up twice in the First Answers review queue: [1] and [2]. This normally only happens in case of review audits; as ...
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First question workflow - Does Stack Exchange need a 'question needs more detail' canned response?

When I look at the First Questions queue I often encounter questions that make perfect sense, so the 'question is unclear' response isn't really appropriate. What the question needs isn't clarity but ...
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First answer queue showed me an answer by a long-time user [duplicate]

My first answer queue today showed my this answer: How to use structured bindings to set array's values? The answer history shows no edits. The answering user has been around since at least 2018 ...
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Do posts in the first answers and first questions queues age out?

Do review items in the First questions and First answers queues age out of the queues? I tried finding this info in What are the guidelines for reviewing? but it doesn't say. Neither could I find the ...
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First-Review Queue: Always Show Question

I have started looking at the "first answers" review queue, and I find that I almost always need to see the question (and, often, other answers) in order to gain context. Other than link-...
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Notify new users of close votes, explain what that means, and recommend next steps

tl;dr: New users aren't notified of close votes, and probably wouldn't know how to check for them When a question is closed: New users don't know what this means (it's valuable feedback!) Limited ...
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Choosing the appropriate tags and the influence of this [closed]

Choosing the right tags is good from many point of views, but users (especially new) could be confused somehow. A question can be debated, straight answered or both. For simplicity, it can be under ...
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What does "your feedback has been recorded" mean when casting a vote was declined because of low rep? [duplicate]

As I was trying to cast a vote with an SE account with <15 rep, I read: Thanks for the feedback! You need at least 15 reputation to cast a vote, but your feedback has been recorded. What does &...
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How do I add education and company logo to my profile? [closed]

I am a very new user (< 1 hour). As I was filling out information on this site, I believe that I saw a section in profile about education and a place to insert a 60x60 pixel company logo in the ...
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Guidance for new users who are responding to comments [duplicate]

There is a pattern that I frequently see with new users: the user posts a question, someone leaves a comment requesting clarification, and the user posts the clarification in a comment. I anticipate ...
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When does the community user review first posts? [duplicate]

I was going through some posts in Ask Ubuntu and found a post which was reviewed by the community user. https://askubuntu.com/review/first-posts/1121292 Does the community user review first posts once ...
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New Users and New Coders [duplicate]

Is there a specific area for new users that are new to coding where they can go and ask questions without being blocked for asking a question they may not have the answer to or isn't sure how to ...
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Could we have guidance on the closure question update notifications?

I recently had a question closed, then reopened and I was pleasantly surprised that I was given a notification of its closure and reopening. As an experienced user, particularly on meta, I probably ...
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Introducing new user onboarding project

Following the Public Platform Q2 2021 roadmap, the team is kicking off the new user onboarding project and announcing our plans for the product-discovery phase. New user onboarding – Purpose We see ...
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What are the ways I can report questions that cover topics that potentially violate the CoC?

There was a recent question by a new user asking about various posts that they found offensive, or may be in contravention. In the topics some of our sites discuss, there may be material that some may ...
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Perception of toxicity in newcomers. What can we do about it? [duplicate]

My problem, resumed, is that since I started being actve on Stack Exchange some days ago, I've got already three members behaving rather nastily to me. Probably acting as they thought was totally in ...
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Could the search link in the modal window be customizable?

As announced in March 2020, there is now a modal window which is displayed for the first-time askers. Some parts are customizable per-site: The "welcome modal" for new askers (seen with the ...
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Is the algorithm which reviews questions when one clicks "review your question" customizable on a per-site basis?

Since at least a few years ago (I cannot locate the announcement of this feature's introduction) most SE sites require at least two clicks to post a question -- first, one clicks the "Review your ...
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I feel like I'm in a catch twenty-two situation when posting questions [duplicate]

Similar to this question: One post with multiple questions or multiple posts? except my main problem is accusations of creating duplicates when I (correctly, in my view) post separate and completely ...
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Lacking reputation to leave a comment, but having a valuable one anyway

I was recently reviewing a first post and found a submitted answer which (as far as I can tell) does usefully contribute to a question and its accepted answer, phrased similarly to, "the accepted ...
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Should we disallow downvotes for first question if vote total is 0? [duplicate]

In order to be nicer to new participants I think it could be nice if they should not experience a negative vote total for the first question. I think it is one of the most discouraging things to ...
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How do the tag warnings work in the "Review your question" sidebar?

About a year ago, the new ask question page was rolled out. The meta post states that sites can customize the review pane in various ways. Some of those ways include warnings for the body of the post ...
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Highlight the "Ask" link for mobile site

I usually ask questions via the desktop site. Today, I had a burning question that I wanted to ask via my phone. It took me quite some time to figure out how, because the "Ask" link is "...
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First posts escape review when user deletes and undeletes post

Similar to First posts escape review when new user self-deletes account, it seems to be possible to avoid your first post from being reviewed simply by deleting it, waiting a few minutes (until the ...
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New user restrictions should include blacklisted keywords and URLs

A significant portion of spam contains commonly spammed links and product names, such as: We*ght l*ss M*le enh*ncement B*y n*w Almost any post containing these is spam, especially from a 1 rep ...
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Fine art to hint somebody to accept an answer which was voted positively

I now had several times the situation that I provided an answer on Stack Overflow to a question from another user which was suited for having been the accepted answer. My answer was either the only ...
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What does it mean when we say "be nice to new users"?

Today a brand new user to the SE community, asked a question about graph theory. This is the full text of their question Let G be a bipartite graph with 2n vertices exactly one perfect matching. Show ...
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Automated welcome message from the moderators when you join a site

I just joined a new community on Reddit, and got a very nice message welcoming me to the community and giving me a few links to important documentation and some tips on how to get the most out of the ...
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Why are questions only about one site in the network considered off-topic here?

This site seems to have a rule that "questions that are only about one site should be asked on the site's own meta", and such questions are nearly always marked "off-topic" here. ...
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Are we scaring away new users? [duplicate]

This is most prevalant in SO but it happens everywhere Misguided new user posts HORRIBLE question It gets closed/deleted User never comes back to SO How do we let them know it's bad to post these ...
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Why does Stack Exchange (and Stack Overflow in particular) make it so hard for new contributors to participate? [duplicate]

I've been a lurker (or consumer) of Stack Overflow for as long as I can think back (it definitely feels longer than the 12 years the site exists). During that time, I've often felt the impulse to add ...
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Edit wars with new users

Note: I am not trying to Kumbaya a new user's way in; I want to see any suggestions as to how edits might end the edit war on the post, instead of a simple lock. Besides, my first question is about ...
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Signing up during answer post can cause (partial) loss of answer [duplicate]

I just typed out an answer to a site on the SE network I did not use before (linguistics). After completing, I clicked on 'sign in' > 'sign in with google' to leverage my network account that has ...
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Tour: Why centered text, and no nbsp?

Examples: https://meta.stackexchange.com/tour https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/tour div.col-full has text-align: center instead of text-align: left, making them harder to read From Wikipedia -...
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How was a newbie able to ask eight questions in six hours on a single site? [duplicate]

A new user managed to ask eight questions on History SE in the past six hours. I thought that there was a six question limit a day. That is per twenty four hour period. Or was it an instance where ...
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Allow low-reputation users to delete comments that were posted on their behalf

I flagged this question on Ask Ubuntu as a duplicate. A comment "Does this answer your question...." was auto-generated. For trying things out, I retracted my flag. Now, I can't delete that ...
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Do all Stack Exchange sites upvote a user's first question and/or answer?

I recently discovered that there are hundreds of Stack Exchange sites, and I joined the ones that I think I need. After posting my first question and/or answer in all sites, I realised that my post is ...
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Is there "four hours chat window" for low rep users? If yes, what are the rules?

In the list of feature changes from 2011 (current revision) I stumbled upon this: 2011-01-07: Chat "whitelists" no longer allow specified users to talk regardless of their rep. Users with ...
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Add a warning when seemingly low quality posts by a new contributor are upvoted

Observations We often notice that postings by new contributors receive upvotes after being downvoted before, despite these posts are very low quality completely unclear obvious duplicates (no ...
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If I review a post in the First Posts queue, is it also removed from the Late Answers queue for everyone else?

If a post appears in the First Posts queue and the Late Answers queue, and I review it in one of the queues, is it also removed from the other queue for everyone else? I know that I cannot review the ...
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Why this first post review for a post which was created two weeks ago?

Today, I got this post at the Mathematics Stack Exchange First Posts review queue. How is it possible that an answer posted 14 days ago by a user who has already posted 25 answers has been around for ...
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First Posts reviews not working/coming in anymore

I don't know if I've missed something but as of sometime yesterday First Posts seem not to be coming in anymore. I noticed this on SFF, my main site, for example, this story identification question. A ...
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Finding a possibly deleted user account profile page

Where is the "about" page for user8680478? If "my" URL is: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/177328/thufir I tried: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/8680478 but that just gives me a 404 ...
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What are the number of active participants joining Stack Overflow every day? [closed]

Inspired by a graph posted on blog: https://stackoverflow.blog/2020/05/07/the-way-forward/ CEO says: Along with the surge in traffic to our sites, we have also seen an encouraging lift in new ...
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Close reason banner not displayed to low-reputation post author [closed]

Over at Physics we have a new user whose first interaction with the site was to post an interesting but off-topic question. They were savvy enough to ask about it on Meta, but not to follow the ...
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Let it be more clear for new users that their questions can be edited anytime [duplicate]

After the comment I made on a question from a new user, their response was: thanks for the corrective feedback, as this is my first question ever on Stackoverflow. Didn't even know I could edit ...
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Warn new users that they cannot accept more than one answer

A typical error made by new users is trying to accept more than one answer to one of their questions. Therefore, I suggest that if a low reputation user (let us say, an user whose reputation is below ...
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If a ? is detected in an answer, could we post a warning?

We've hinted at similar checks in the past: Automatically warning when adding post containing greetings and signatures? Add question detection when posting an answer Detecting questions in answers ...
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What about the community is "toxic" to new users?

In Chapter #2 of The Loop, the following graph is being shown: The blog post states the following as explanation for what it defines as "unwelcoming": Unwelcoming community (10.6% of responses):...
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Please lower rep threshold to get automatic notifications about new user activity

At How do I keep track of activity by new users so I can encourage them?, I read that there's a New Posts by New Users link in the moderator tools that you get access to at 10k reputation on grown-up ...

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