I by no means consider myself to be a professional network administrator. Rather, I am a systems and application programmer, and an occasional project manager.
However, due to the nature of my work, I am sometimes forced out of necessity to take on at least some roles that would normally be in the domain of a professional network administrator and technician, especially early on in a project's timeline. Often times it requires significant research effort on my part to make sure that I am doing at least a decent job, since I have neither formal training nor significant experience in the area. The projects tend to be unique and highly specialized.
As such, the questions I have often deal with "professional" level networking scenarios, but I have only a novice/intermediate level of knowledge. Essentially, they're amateur questions in a professional context.
Is it acceptable to ask amateur questions here if the situation is, for example, not a consumer-level networking setup, despite the fact that I am not a professional network administrator? In other words, can non-professional administrators still ask questions about professional setups?
I don't actually have any specific questions in mind otherwise I'd give an example, but on multiple occasions in the past I have thought about this site while searching for information, but stayed away out of uncertainty in an attempt to respect the topics here.