When I first joined, I asked a very easy question: What's a Regex? which was instantly downvoted and referred to Wikipedia. As a new user, I took this to mean "Easy questions are not welcome here" A few months later, I ask a meta-question asking what should be done about easy questions, I was then referred here, which seems to indicate that easy questions are not just ok, but encouraged. Then I found out about some question about LOGO and a turtle...What?!?(Then, coincidentally, I stumbled across this.)
All this time, I had been asking questions only as a last resort when I couldn't find the answer elsewhere on the internet. Is this the intended effect? Perhaps SE's policy on easy questions needs to be clarified and put somewhere prominent in the FAQs?