I read through the comments for the second answer to luchonacho’s question, and I feel the user never received any welcome message or positive vibes from the community at all. I do not disagree with the answer being completely wrong, and have commented on the things I feel I could provide a qualitative answer to, but I do disagree with the way the user was received. Even bad answers from new users – and given the way both the answer was structured and how the user actually made an attempt to provide an answer to most parts of the quote – should allow the user a proper welcome first, then (constructive) criticism (which they did receive) below.
I fear that this user may have come from that account the same way I did when first posting on Music SE, feeling that ‘God, this community is hostile’, and that is not at all how we have previously treated new users.
Two questions then follow:
- Did we fail in welcoming this user properly?
- If we did: How can we mend this?
I would like to stress that unlike with many other new users (most? all?), there were no first comments along the lines of a proper Latin SE welcome.