On EL&U community, no beginner question is welcome and such questions are usually humiliated, not tolerated, and closed immediately. That's why ELL was proposed. So my question is if the same behavior exists on GL&U. Is it possible to ask novice questions here without being treated the same way?
While I personally think it's wrong to ridicule users for not understanding the language, I also think it's wrong to ask questions that can be answered by a minute of googling. Especially word meaning, synonym and translation questions can often be answered by consulting the Duden or Leo or dict.cc or OpenThesaurus and the like.
So yeah, I'm all for not tolerating the most basic questions but this does not equal humiliation.
However if a question requires experience of a native speaker, even basic questions are very welcome. Spoken language differs from formal definitions after all. Sometimes a lookup in a dictionary just doesn't cut it.
From our FAQ we do not exclude beginner questions. In fact we do have many questions from or for beginners.
We do expect however some research effort before asking. Questions that can easily be looked up in a dictionary as well as questions that have been asked here before are likely to be closed very soon. The same holds true for questions that obviously ask for a homework to be done.
In case you just want a quick confirmation whether your research was right, or if you need to know if a question you have would be on topic don't hesitate and visit our chat room. There you can find people who will be happy to help you.
The easiest to find out however is just ask. The worst that can happen is the one or other downvote or that your question will be closed.