It seems that every day another Initiate barges into the monastery and blurts out a badly formatted question (and usually badly phrased, and badly thought out). And there's a near-automatic response by a monk exhorting the newbie to fix these things, and read How do I post a question effectively?
. So, my suggestion is to simply post that advice (or better, a link to it) on the Gates
. The request for donations, and the link to the poll ideas could be eliminated to make room.
Actually there is as much room as we like. And it seems to me that having some more general information there would be extremely useful. Such as some of the things in the Getting Started node.
And a nice picture of the monastery would be cool, too.