Part of what I have come to love about Parenting.SE is the rules that help to make being on the site a quality experience. At the same time, I just had a question closed on one of the other sites when the moderator said it was too easy for others to think it was a health question when I was clearly stating I wanted ideas about how to add more fats into the cooking I already do. Four people had even answered the question (three with great ideas). The question was closed. Again, I understand it is part of how that community defines what it is for, but for someone new to the community, I can see how this would be very off-putting.
I think we need to choose quality over quantity personally but since I've been one of the people reviewing things and catching some of these "lower quality" first posts, I've been thinking a lot about how to be welcoming while still introducing new-comers in a nice way to the site's standards.
Is there a way to look at how have other sites handled this one to maintain a welcoming face and their standards? Do any of the other sites have a unique way of welcoming new visitors? Let me be clear. Things are probably fine as they are, just thought it might be worth considering and brainstorming ideas. Sometimes a little discussion brings up things that make things even better.