Here at TeX.SX and Meta.TeX.SX we have some questions and bundles of answers too about etiquettes, e.g.
- on downvoting
- on closing
- on suggested edits
I can not add and link all of them, just for convenience, although I appreciate those posts. There are also some links here, on How to ask etc.
What about new users? I personally sometimes feel annoyed about new users (or such coming once half a year, post some question hardly answerable, demanding the best solution ever and forget adding extra information, voting, support from their side).
I suggest some 'new user' recommendations, the precise statements should/could still to be done, but with following rough framework. (well, the recommendations or 'guidelines' should be valid for more experienced users of TeX.SX too ;-) )
As a (new) user, please provide a MWE
(this feature is already 'demanded' in other etiquettes/faq, just for repetition )
- As a (new) user, please provide an understandable question
- As a (new) user, visit your question a lot of times, especially in first few hours after posting it, as there might be comments/clearifing questions from other users willing to help you.
As a (new) user, please choose a (unique) name rather than user12345678, since this is more personal and makes
As a (new) user accept the answer which fits best to your need and perhaps give feedback to other users here who also provided an answer.
This list can be extended, feel free to suggest other entries. The above order does not say anything about priority.
Do you think such a recommendation is necessary too? I know, answers to this might be opinion-based.
I also know that this recommendations should be made known to (new) users. Content hidden somewhere in webspace is rather useless. ;-)
Note In an earlier version I wrote of etiquette, but I came to the conclusion, that recommendation is a better term in my point of view.