Questions that are not duplicates should not be marked as duplicates. There should be some sort of peer review system. See http://meta.stackexchange.com/a/12184/184301 for what is, it seems, a legitimate answer to what the hallmarks of a duplicate are.
Moderators should spend a couple of seconds, at least, thinking about their decisions.
Consider the differences. A "difficulty menu" presumes the question of "Is this hard?". A beginner menu presumes the question of whether the user knows he/she is a beginner. Are those not entirely different questions? In the linked question, I made that explicit-- halfway through, which would not have been obvious after a 5-second perusal.
The key question for me was, if I'm starting out and I can't get my bearings (e.g., I want to place a bunch of items at the bottom of the screen, and it's not working out, but I don't know the key words "autolayout" or "collection view"), how can we make that process easier for noobs.
This was completely misunderstood by the moderators, and evidently most of those who commented.