Locking a new users post sounds okay to me, I'll try and remember to start doing it
I've been changing the titles quite a bit lately, though it sometimes takes a while to figure out what they are asking lol.
I used to just tell them to use code tags but lately I'm a little more considerate and if possible add the code tags for them.
I noticed metulburr had put the link to the new user's post in his signature and thought that was a great idea for easily pointing them there so I copied it
Maybe after locking the post we should put a generic welcome to the forum, please read the new users link in my signature type of thing that we could come up with between us.