New users are those users who may be new to the Stack Exchange Q&A format, and generally have a low reputation score, which starts from 1 at the time of registration.
New users have restrictions that are removed when their reputation is at least 10.
Getting started as a new user can be hard, and possibly even frustrating. Here are some effective approaches to get you going, preferably also in the order specified:
- Visit the Help Center (after taking the tour), which contains lots of valuable information.
- Become familiar with the Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms.
- Read the FAQ, failure to do so is asking for problems.
Here are some typical questions that are worth checking out for anybody trying to get started as a newbie:
Suggestions for experienced users about "Be nice to new users", targeted to experienced users, with various suggestions about interactions with new users.
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