Please remember to give new users a little time and encourgment when they don't put enough information in the post. I know we need more information to help but honestly if I was this person I'm not sure I would bother now or ever come back to the site. Please remember the only way we can grow is to help new users learn the site.

3 downvotes and closed in less than 4 hours.

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Rebuke taken. I was one of the ones who voted to close, while not one who voted down. And you're right. To produce a more welcome environment, what I should have done is to have dropped a comment asking for more information.

I remember vividly my first post on here; what drew me to this site and made me stay was simply the atmosphere of welcome. In an unfortunate switch of events, I confess that I have failed to demonstrate that same environment.

Here's my hope: Better today than yesterday; better tomorrow than today. I think we can all continue to improve. I hope we can all learn a valuable lesson from this incident: Think twice before closing. Could we keep an eye on it a bit longer and help this new user improve their post?

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    You were only one of a few that did. I just want people to give a new user a little more leeway on their first question. Oct 18, 2016 at 20:14

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