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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Bad answer repeat offender

There is a certain user I've seen answering some questions on SU that are... well, just bad. Most of his answers consist of a few more questions to the poster (that should be in the comments) and then ...
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Unattended first posts

I am fairly new in the Super User community, and I am still trying to understand how things work. So forgive me for asking this question which may seem a bit silly to some members. This is ...
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Is Super User always this slow to respond or am I doing it wrong? Can I do anything to fix it?

Early this year, I asked about a Windows 7 upgrade from Vista which made my computer unbootable, on an older account (which I can't find any longer). I followed it for a few months; it got ~50+ views ...
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How do I post an image if I don't have enough reputation points to do so?

I am new in superuser. I knew this site from my friend and I wanted to post a question. My problem is related with Google Chrome display. However, I cannot post the image since I don't have any ...
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How do you use Super User and Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I have come across several questions/answers that I would like to vote up or contribute to. However, I am not cool enough with reputation points. Anyone know how you can be cool without asking ...
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New User limitations

How long does it take to NOT be considered a 'New User'. Is it reputation, day/hour based?
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Superuser - Will it be different?

I am quite looking forward to Superuser. I think it's going to be vastly bigger than Stack Overflow as it could attract many more users who may be less experienced in Internet discussions. On the ...
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1 answer
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SO user new to SU starting with 101 reputation?

Out of curiosity - how can a user start out with a rep of 101 on SU? I'm looking at the profile of Merlin and even though he has no activity visible to me (no votes anyhow), he seems to have started ...
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New Users—Cutting Slack?

I keep wondering this: if somebody with 13 rep writes an answer instead of a comment (because they can't) is it appropriate to downvote that?
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What happens when we see "Votes cast by those with less than 125 reputation are recorded, but..."

When casting a down-vote with less than 125 rep you will get the message Votes cast by those with less than 125 reputation are recorded, but do not change the publicly displayed post score. I am ...
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How to defend new users from unconstructive downvoting

This may be somewhat duplicate, but I think the issue still stands on its own compared to others. I've noticed a depressing trend for new users, who often write poorly formed questions, having their ...
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Question migrated but Stack Overflow user has no Super User profile

I just found this stackoverflow question migrated to superuser: How to switch to user perspective in Blender It's OK so far but I see one little problem: The user has created an account at ...
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What links count for the 2 link limit for new users?

According to the help center, new users with less than 10 reputation can't post more than 2 links: New users cannot: post more than two hyperlinks at a time, either in a post or their user ...
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What is the effect of down votes on a low-rep user?

If a user is new and receives down votes, they cannot get negative reputation (or even non-positive, i.e., 0) right? So if that user gets down votes, then earns reputation, does the loss of rep they ...
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Dealing with same user multiple posts & not enough details

This question relates to a user that has opened a plethora of questions(7), in an attempt to get the same rough question answered. The problem in my opinion is this user hasn't given enough details ...
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Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account message in stackoverflow

Why am I getting the following message in stackoverflow ? Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account.
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maintaining superuser signal to noise for new users

SuperUser has been open for beta for a very short time and already the flurry of questions is overwhelming and vast. There is a lot of noise (i.e. "Must have...") and very little signal at this point ...
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How do you gain reputation without asking something?

I'm Talha Yaser, and I need reputation to comment. How do I gain reputation without asking a question on this platform?
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Low-Reputation Comment Editing

I understand that users with less than 50 reputation can't comment, but sometimes answers from such low-reputation users get converted to comments by moderators, so it's possible that such comments ...
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Why do all (recent) "First Questions" seem to have at least 1 upvote and bad ordering?

I was looking at the "Review, first questions" pages (month view, not random), when something suspicious caught my eye: Every question has at least 1 upvote! Also, the questions are not ordered ...
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What should we do when new users post questions as an answer?

What should we do about stuff like Serge's answer to this question? On the one hand, his question seems similar too the one being asked and it would probably serve well as a comment or something ...
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Should SE sites force reading of the FAQ

It seems SE sites get a lot of "shopping questions", especially from new members. Perhaps this could be remediated by disabling the editor area until the user has been seen to click on the FAQ (or a ...
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Why are late answers allowed?

Why are new users allowed to post late answers to questions from so long ago? Most of the times it's not even useful and it clutters up the Top Questions page.
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What to do when new user's answer is mischievous / mildly malicious

While reviewing the First Posts queue, I came across this answer where the new user recommends a keyboard short-cut which closes the current window. I down-voted the answer and left a comment. I ...
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Why do certain commenters take a rude tone with new users?

I saw this question: Video Player code (JavaScript, HTML5 etc), and I thought it might be good to give the person a way to solve the problem, even though it isn't on topic for this website. I've ...
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First time visitors cannot upload images - This is annoying

First time visitors cannot upload images. This is very annoying I would imagine for both parties! Can we create something which (for a totally wild example), when a first time user tries to upload ...
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Questions from new user / non serious users

I have been actively answering "simple" questions on Excel with examples by uploading possible answers to file sharing sites (google drive). I somehow feel that there are too many non-serious new ...
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VOTE UP answers for own question even low reputation for new users

I think it should be possible to vote up answers for your own questions even you have less than 15 reputations. New users can't vote up answers for their questions right now.
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Could we please be a little bit nicer to new users? [closed]

There is a distinct decline in the level of civility here. Some of this is due to new users coming in and posting spam and other nonsense, but the offtopic and downvote buttons are doing a pretty ...
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