DebianHelp is pretty darn friendly to debian-newcomers and has reasonable site-layout and functionality, and quick responses as well. Not so strong in the "response to advanced questions" realm, though. *shrug*
Other quasi-forum-ish sites I'm aware of include:
And of course this reply wouldn't be complete without the obligitory and self-serving link to " If the only forum you know is PM, every question look like a SoPW
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