Before the beginning of the 2019 pandemic, I regularly saw older and even lower-rep 3K users welcoming noobie users on the main with at least some kind of boiler-plate comment such as...
"Welcome to English Language and Usage, etc..."
Phrases such as that may sound like a form letter; however, to the new user it is an indication that we are at least considering their request... and I think it is just common courtesy.
I cannot remember the last time I have seen that here, and I cannot remember the last time I said it.
We have some very good people joining the community recently.
...is this for the new formatting? Or are we getting more surly for cabin fever?
I think we need to get back to being a more-welcoming culture...how do we accomplish that, going forward into the future of the site?
A radical suggestion...why don't we take the time we used to spend on the Queues prior to the 3-vote rule, and devote it towards bringing interesting but badly-worded questions on-topic through judicious editing and helpful advice?
That would be profitable for the site; It's basically a win-win-win situation.