Proposal: Research Computing
What is a good way to get new users to read and understand the SE new proposal voting protocol?
We see this a lot. Voting to "get the best coverage" is becoming the classic example of how such activities cause a proposal to fail. See How will Research Computing differ from other sites on SE?
Consider this — When folks pile into the first questions asked (and everyone is directed to use their votes to race through as quickly as possible), folks are largely dismissing the better questions asked later that could actually get this site launched. To date, this proposal looks more like a general computing site that something that is specific to the domain of research computing.
I'm not ceding that point yet, but this is a classic example of how gaming the system simply to pile up the votes (rather than voting on the best questions asked) will leave the proposal worse off… and in this case, possibly closed.
The SE tour is available at https://stackoverflow.com/tour/. Understanding what SE is all about will help produce quality proposal questions and vote on existing proposal questions.