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How should we reach out to new users?

The first time I made a positive contribution to Wikipedia (years ago), within minutes a senior user left a comment on my user page welcoming me to the community and thanking me for my contribution. ...
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Is scifi.stackexchange.com a competition?

I'm a sci-fi fan and I joined this site recently. Admittedly, I'm a little shy, but I want to contribute. I'm not always confident about having an interesting question or a correct answer, and this ...
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Should we encourage or discourage posting generic "welcome comments" to all new users

Once in a while I see a large spike of generic comments which welcome pretty much every new user to the site. Should we encourage or discourage such practice? This doesn't apply to post-specific ...
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And the Best New User of 2017 is

As a way to celebrate the New Year and lasting contributions to the site by new users I have created this honorary post based on a simple premise... The user with the highest rank in the yearly ...
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And the Best New User of 2018 is

As a way to celebrate the New Year and lasting contributions to the site by new users I have created this honorary post stolen Skooba's honorary post idea from last year based on a simple premise... ...
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And the Best New User of 2020 is

As a way to celebrate the New Year and lasting contributions to the site by new users I am continuing this honorary post based on a simple premise... The user with the highest rank in the yearly ...
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And the Best New User of 2019 is

As a way to celebrate the New Year and lasting contributions to the site by new users, I am continuing this honorary post based on a simple premise... The user with the highest rank in the yearly ...
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A plea for action

The First Posts and Late Answers review queues are arguably the two most important review queues on the site. They help moderate content from new users and point them in the right direction to act in ...
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