First of all, I'd like to say this is a wonderful website and it has been a wonderful addition to my hobbies to visit this place often.
Second of all, get ready for some cheese
When I came in as a new user, I got greeted by wonderful people that helped me adapt to the way of the website until I was ready to handle it on my own. That was a long time ago, about a year back, and now the population has nearly doubled(or not, I'm not exactly counting). A lot of the new users try to enjoy it here, but it's hard when everyone is ignoring you because you're new and aren't known. Another point I'd like to address is that we have rules
like you didn't know that already, but the newer users don't and even if they do they aren't gonna read the ENTIRE page, come on, it's huge. So instead of telling them to go read the rules, just tell them the rules. All it takes is a few more keys to type and it helps them out a lot. Also try to upvote guys, if you see a good answer by a newer user it's so easy to upvote, but people don't do it because the newer users aren't worth their time and they'd rather stare at the mods(no offense, all the mods here are great :D). Just try to give some consideration to the newer users, it'll make this place a much nicer community :)