I haven't been a member on here for all that long of a period of time, but I would like to point out some things that I have observed that some may be overlooking. I have visited the site a large number of times before joining I would like to mention as well.
First of all, from the comments to most of the posts I have seen over the last couple of days on meta, nobody really wants to see anything from anyone new on MSE. Some are belligerent about it while a few others are perhaps less aware of their attitude, but it exists. I came here because I was already in the stack exchange community, a cross affiliation from my time I spend working with Ubuntu.
I am also an applied math major and at my school that means taking grad classes regularly, so I'm not that far down the totem pole in that respect either. There seems to be alot of bitterness, especially regarding the homework problems situation. While I understand that many people may be looking for a handout it is unfair to assume that is the case for anybody asking a homework question, or help understanding or clarifying some aspect of a particular area. Some people do make an effort, just saying.
Call me crazy, but I kinda feel unwanted here, and I may be, in which case I will gladly leave. MSE should be as much about camaraderie as about solving particular problems. I have seen many of my own friendships grow with peers as we explore some particular problem together. I would suggest that perhaps as a community, more "communing" could be done.
Anyways, if you read this far thanks, hope you'll consider what I've said if you've unfairly been a jerk to someone who didn't deserve it recently.