This is not a rant thread, just an observation that I have since found to be partly addressed in this other thread.
It says there is a 7-day period before a new user's Introductions thread is locked out. But before I read that, I was looking at some Introductions where the users have been here a few days AND some have posted amply.
Then there is a tardy welcome from some well-meaning user.
If the same well-meaner clicked on the user's name in the post they could select the option to view that user's posts/threads, and perhaps get an idea of just how useful a late welcome would be.