I think there's too much focus on 'experts'. No-one is an expert on everything, we're all scientists, we're all learning all the time... it's just not a helpful word. (Here's what I really think about experts.)
'Basic' isn't a helpful word either. It's to relative. My basic is your advanced, and vice versa.
I think it's more useful to think about words like useful and interesting.
- What's this random rock I found? — not useful or interesting, except perhaps to the asker.
- How do I go about identifying randoms rocks I find? — useful to lots of people.
- Is this rock really what I think it is, and if so then doesn't that mean everything we know about the Ordovician is wrong? — interesting to lots of people.
The other adjective I'd use to filter questions is informed. Brief, open-ended questions about massive subjects are hard enough to answer, but it's even worse if the poster has not taken some time to read about the subject, so can't even ask a reasonable question. I think we have to resist the urge to try to answer these questions without getting to a better question first. There are actual examples in the beta, but to spare everyone's feelings, I'll make one up: "I have heard that fracking causes earthquakes, so could a drilling rig set off a tidal wave?".