I just checked out the site and from the last 10 challenges 4 are downvoted. That doesn't fill me with a great deal of desire to check out the site regularly to see if there is anything worth answering. I know this has been asked before but from todays search nothing has changed.
I think it must be a bit disspiriting for new members to come here, post a challenge that in many cases they have worked hard on and get it downvoted often with no explanation.I have put forward this idea before but it wasn't well accepted but nevertheless I am going to propose it again.
Answer-only membership until you have 100 rep (rep from joining from other sites not included) and then obviously, after that time the new member will have a better understanding of how the site works.
Comments? Ideas? I'm just trying to think of a way to stop new members joining and then effectively being told they are not good enough when they post their first challenge without really understanding what is required. Basically to make it more wecoming and improve the quality of the questions.