Today A4KASH asked "Passive form of “John is painting his room" on English Language & Usage, but there user Matt Эллен suggested him to ask on English Language Learners: "This question is only really going to help you once and now. Please can you turn it into a more general question? As a side note, you might like our sister site: English Language Learners," Matt Эллен said.
It seems that after the Matt Эллен's suggestion A4KASH asked on our main site, but snail tell him:
According to Jeff Atwood, cross-posting "can be OK, so long as the question is tailored to each audience on the different sites and is materially different in each case. Just to be 100% clear, copy-pasting a question across sites with no changes is considered abusive [behavior]." At a minimum, you should link to the other question. Otherwise, I might (and did) waste my time by doing the same work someone else has already done.
Since A4KASH is a new member, unaware of the rules, I do not believe that there was by this user the voluntariness of being abusive.
That said, I ask: Shouldn't we be nicer in welcoming new members? Can these comments dismiss new members from our community? Or, does my impression is wrong and subjective?