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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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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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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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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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 ...