Users who may be new to the Cross Validated SE 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:

  1. Visit the Help Center (after taking the tour), which contains lots of valuable information.
  2. Read the FAQ, failure to do so is asking for problems.
  3. Read questions from the Cross Validated meta site, tagged with .

For other questions targeted towards new users, use also .

Reference: excerpt and wiki adapted from the meta Stack Exchange site.