In Are there any social media networks which focus on photographers?, @dpollitt responded with a comment:
Is this a real question? This site is for expert level Q&A.
I felt that this response was both factually inaccurate, and unwelcoming to a new user, and challenged him on it. In response, he cited sources from elsewhere in the SE network: "The expert Q&A model that Stack Overflow pioneered", the Stack Exchange About page, where it mentions "experts" 6 times currently.
I pointed out the Photo.SE "About" page, which says we welcome "professional, enthusiast and amateur photographers" and "we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about photography."
@dpollitt stands by his interpretation, and does not believe we should be answering questions which can be found elsewhere with Google.
I believe that Photo.SE has become a valuable resource to the Internet, in part, by providing quality answers to basic photography questions (What is ISO? What is a fast lens?). Should we instead be closing questions below the "expert" level?