I'm reviewing a participant's first attempt at an answer, and I don't know where to send her for help. Many of us arrive at EL&U totally unaware of "Meta" and how to find information about asking and answering questions. I've been active since last November and it still took me a few minutes to find information on what makes for a good answer (information that is outdated and far "looser" than what is actually enforced, by the way). As it is, it is just too difficult for beginners to find out how to begin at EL&U and ELL.
EDIT 8/1/16: Thank you all for pointing out the little help v on the black bar between review and Search Q & A in the upper right corner of the main screen. I feel foolish for never having noticed it. It would be so much more clear and helpful if there were a button to the right of Questions / Tags / Users / Badges / Unanswered and / Ask Question that was labelled Getting Started. It could have the same links as help v or (better yet) provide additional information and guidance for beginners and regular users alike (including information many of us need to be reminded of periodically).
On EL&U we now have more than 3200 unanswered questions (up from about 2400 eight months ago). Many of these are from first-time users asking questions that are poorly written and show no effort whatsoever at research. It would be helpful to be able to leave a comment stating, "Please click on the Getting Started button above and follow the guidance to improve your question/answer. Doing so will help others to provide you with more useful responses."
Is there any support for this idea?