One of our close reasons reads as follows:
Questions must be relevant to professional system administration. Server Fault is a site dedicated to professionals; novice questions are off-topic. Please see the Help Center for more information on topicality. The best advice we can give you is to hire a professional to help you out.
This close reason is being interpreted by some site members as a "rule" against beginner questions(See the comments noted in this question).
It is no secret that I am not a fan of this language - Server Fault is a site for professional system and network administrators, and professionals range in experience from those of us who have been doing this for more than half our lives down to people who need to read the "How is subnet formed?" question.
My view is that the site should be able to accept well-written, researched, and coherent questions from the Junior Admin crowd, many of which would be classified as "novice" questions by the majority of us who have been doing this long enough to forget that we once couldn't do binary arithmetic in our heads.
Unless there are strong objections (or better suggestions) I am going to replace the close reason above with the one in my answer below on Monday.