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Should we consider reducing the speed at which we close off-topic questions for new contributors?

No, we should not reduce the speed at which we close questions. Closing a question is not a punishment to the person who asked, nor is it meant to be a negative interaction at all. The reason we ...
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Should we make the tour a requirement for new user activity?

I'm going to vote against this because the majority of the time, users shouldn't need this. If you choose to use any website (even outside of Stack Exchange), it's on you to read the rules. In ...
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Should we have a canonical meta post that better summarizes our "subjective" guidelines and points to alternative resources?

TL;DR: While we could write a FAQ post on questions that are on-hold, I don't think we should make a canonical meta post with the contents you describe here, with the terminology you use here and use ...
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Writing a featured sum-up post to help new users understand the site quickly

I think an additional version of the FAQ will just add more noise on meta, and won't make people any more likely to read it. I strongly suspect that the majority of users visiting from HNQ who leave ...
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Should we have a canonical meta post that better summarizes our "subjective" guidelines and points to alternative resources?

No, another FAQ isn't what IPS needs As Ælis pointed out in their comment, we already have an FAQ along with guidelines for good questions and good answers. We link users to those pages quite often, ...
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