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And the Best New User of 2017 is

Congratulations! Your contribution on the site has been brilliant so far.
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Wherein directing First Posters to the tour is a bad idea

Can the mods edit the tour? Yes, moderators can edit some of the content of the tour. However, the overall structure cannot be modified so we can't add a more extensive section to it for answering. ...
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Has the policy on comments changed?

It's not so much that the policy has changed, it's that certain users have been aggressively flagging comments lately. Some of the comments that were flagged on the linked question included: It ...
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And the Best New User of 2018 is

Well done, and we look forward to all your contributions in the new year and all the years to come as well!
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A plea for action

Disclaimer: this answer may contain some personal biases, as I'm an active reviewer myself. But I'll try to make clear where I'm speaking as a moderator and where I'm just voicing my own opinions as a ...
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And the Best New User of 2023 is

Very well done. A fine contribution :-)
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How should I avoid overzealous editing of question in the future?

The only prevention advice I can give you is to read over your question before submitting, and make sure that both the title and body are: Asking the question you intended to ask Asking the same ...
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Downvoting answers by new users

The whole point of the voting system is to identify good and bad contributions. Good contributions should be upvoted and bad ones should be downvoted, regardless of whether they're from new users or ...
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Wherein directing First Posters to the tour is a bad idea

The tour is a good resource. It's got general information about SE and how the system works; it's a good place to point a new user to, usually. But I wouldn't point them to the [tour] for specific ...
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What can we do to encourage new users not to give up so fast?

In short there isn't much we can do on the Stack Exchange platform as it is a question and answer site, not like your regular discussion forums. As such interactions, with new users, are limited to ...
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And the Best New User of 2022 is

Thank you all! I hope to keep up the good work!
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And the Best New User of 2022 is

Very well done. A worthy contribution!
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Deleting huge chunks of a content without author's permission

Edit away rants, especially disrespectful ones. You may say it’s disrespectful to remove large portions of a post but what’s more disrespectful is the amount of bad mouthing and negative content ...
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Downvoting answers by new users

It's possible to downvote without being unwelcoming. The motive behind your question is a good one, but your suggested solution is wrong. We should be welcoming to new users, yes, but not at the ...
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What is the difference between modified and edited?

When looking at the page of questions, there are only three types of descriptions: Asked Answered Modified The first two are pretty straightforward. They refer, respectively, to newly asked ...
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Why do I show up as a "New Contributor" even though I've posted several times?

From the original announcement of the "New Contributor" feature Come Take a Look at our New Contributor Indicator! Folks will see an indicator when they go to interact with new contributors ...
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Who is considered to be a new user

In the specific cases you mention - the First Posts and Late Answers review queues - there are strict definitions of "new user". The First Posts review queue contains posts from users who've never ...
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Wherein directing First Posters to the tour is a bad idea

I would point them to both. Hello, and welcome to the site! In order to help us better answer your question, I would recommend you read the help section on how to ask better questions. The tour ...
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How should I avoid overzealous editing of question in the future?

In a case like this where your question is closely related to another question on the site, I would suggest mentioning the related question(s) in your post and explaining why your question is ...
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A plea for action

It would confuse people to run these queues differently than the rest of SE/SO NAN is generally the idea that the post doesn't need any moderation action (edits, flags, comments, etc). SFF is a bit ...
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How should I avoid overzealous editing of question in the future?

You ask, “Was there something I could have done better?”  At the risk of repeating part of what Jason Baker has already said, Try to be more clear when you write a question.  I looked at the revision ...
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