Helping New Users Understand "Site Directives" and Find Their 'Voice'
We do receive a fair amount of new users, who ask questions which are relevant to Biblical texts. They are NOT(for the most part) Biblical scholars; therefore they are not asking questions about Hebrew or Greek prepositions or verb endings, but are asking for answers that pertain to understanding Biblical texts or hermeneutics. An example is this question: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/q/15559/2479
This is a new user, who is asking a "hermeneutics" question in the way (she) understands, without having gone through all the debates about what is on or off-topic, and instead of "close voting" her, and consequently losing a potential contributor who asked an interesting question, we can help her 'edit' her question in keeping with Site Directives.
Her question, which deals with prophetic interpretation of Scripture, is answerable from the text but also takes into account the various "hermeneutics" people employ in discerning the understanding of Biblical prophecy. This field is wide open: there are many popular authors with best selling titles dealing with these issues and a genuine concern for "what does the text say" as opposed to what a particular author or group thinks.
However, it is incumbent on veteran users to help encourage these new users to help 'frame' their questions within our guidelines, and not "VtC" them just because they 'stepped' on some 'perceived' line which they have no clue existed within our Site Directives.
Of course, if we only want to answer questions concerning specific meanings of Hebrew or Greek words in their original composition, this crowd will go away, and we will be left with an occasional student(or scholar) to focus our attention on.
I've said in other posts on this topic, the new users are there, and they are finding this site. The 'onus' is to make them welcome and help them to 'adjust' to site expectations, and answer the questions of interest to them.