Questions tagged [new-users]
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Welcoming new users
Since the beginning of mi.yodeya 1.0, I've made it my practice to welcome new users. I'd like to make it clear that while I'm happy to continue doing this whenever I get the opportunity, anyone else ...
A newbie perspective after 60 days and 90 Q&As
I have now been active on MiYodeya for 60 days, asked/answered ca. 90 questions and thought I would share some newbie perspectives in the hope of being helpful to the more established users out there ...
I don't think we're explaining sourcing properly to new users
A lot of opinion follows: Here at Mi.Yodeya, we place a strong emphasis on sourced questions and answers. New users, who are unfamiliar with this, often ask unsourced but otherwise decent questions (...
A beginner’s guide to MY - “How is this site different from other Judaism sites?”
This is a followup to my meta post A newbie perspective after 60 days and 90 Q&As. [...] Mi Yodeya is clearly different from other sites on the Internet (e.g., discussion forums, even other ...
Irritation with poor questions
If I watch television on Friday night, will I go to hell? I am mildy surprised at the quick rejection (in the social sense) of this question. The comments convey exasperation and irritation with the ...
Is lurking to learn going to present a problem?
I am a Gentile Christian believer, a member of a non-denominational church. Over the past 54 years (I am 66 years old), I have been a member of three different mainline Protestant Christian ...
Closure explanation for duplicates
The closure explanation that appears on duplicates is: This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new ...
A standard comment for new users asking psak questions
I wanted to suggest that we put forth a standard comment to put on psak questions asked by new users. The goal of the psak-close reason is, as I understand from various chat conversations, to instill ...
Where did the current flurry of new and novice users come from?
In the last 12 hours or so there have been a bunch of questions from new users, many seemingly based on non-Jewish perspectives and/or translations. Where did they come from, and should we be doing ...
Explaining the difference between an answer and a comment
(It may be useful to read the comments to this answer before reading my question.) Often times new users post answers when the content is really just a comment. This is understandable, as new users ...
Is the "about" page sufficiently prominent for new users, or should it be pushed more before they post?
A new user answered a bunch of questions without really understanding what this site is about, so received downvotes and an automatic answer ban. The user commented that he hadn't been forced to read ...
Upvoting off-topic questions of new users to allow entry to chat
It occurred to me earlier today that there are quite a few new users who come here with various questions that are considered off-topic per MY's guidelines. Often, these first questions are closed and ...
What venues should we tap for users?
If we are to attract interested and interesting users from around the web, it seems advisable to get the name and link of judaism.SE to appear in strategic places. Examples might include blogs on ...
Please let me know how much time i have left to post another question
so i just posted a question on the main site, and tried to ask another. i dunno why, but the system told me that i can only ask a question every forty minutes. so fine i'll wait in the chat room. i ...
Minimum reputation for upvotes?
I noticed that for new users they cannot upvote answers until they reach a minimum of 15 reputation points. I certainly see the idea that non-trusted upvotes could degrade the quality of the site.......
Block new or very low reputation users from posting on Shabbat
It seems quite common here that Spam, Rude, or otherwise inappropriate posts tend to accumulate over Shabbat when most of the posters are not present. This portrays a bad image of the site to others, ...
Should we have a "Help Center"
On Puzzling.SE they have a very clearly organized Help Center. They also have a large ad on the main page that redirects to the Help Center. https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/help Should we have ...