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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.

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New user asking multiple low quality questions about the same source material

In the last month (5 March - 4 April 2020), one user (with two different accounts) has asked nearly 50 questions about The History of Spiritualism, Vol. I by Arthur Conan Doyle. The questions can be ...
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Answers of newbie learners. Examples from literature

I'm newbie in English. I have no problem with most of my questions at my level, I have no need to ask about. And I'm active user of literature examples database. Examples from this base really very ...
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Help Center translations: your thoughts?

Firstly, let me be clear that I'm not talking about translations of the full content of the entire site. Obviously with user-contributed questions and answers, this would be impossible without a huge ...
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Downvoting questions from new users

So I was disappointed to see a -3 score with no guidance at all in the comments for this question: Can I say "something is happened to my phone"? The author obviously was new to ELL and a ...
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Is this site for learners or pundits

^ If this site is for pundits in English, then Its not place for me. I believe its not only for pundits but absolutely for learners: Tour says: English Language Learners Stack Exchange is a ...
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Closing questions from new users

I came across close votes for What is the name of this thing in English? due to the question being unclear and it bothered me for a couple of reasons: The asker was brand new to the site (signed up ...
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Welcoming new members

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 ...
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Wait a few minutes before closing new users' questions?

Summary for those lacking time to read the Great Wall of Text: We need to treat questions posted by new users differently than those by veteran users, and be a little less trigger-happy with the ...