Getting Started, as I recall, was meant to give newcomers a place to ask questions about how to use the community platform. What we have today, however, is a wild collection of obsolete polls, posts and info. I doubt that the current mess is encouraging people to participate. How can a poll that asks whether you are going to attend the 2018 Oracle Open World, for example, not give the impression you have landed at the wrong place?
If people wish to introduce themselves, I think they can use Facebook or whatever they prefer and link that info in their personal profile. The Getting Started space is or was perhaps not a bad idea at the time, but it needs to be actively maintained. Currently, the space is not worthy to represent the community, and I suggest to get rid of it.