More and more the site seems to be invaded by questions from users whose grasp of English is rudimentary at best, asking something (often indecipherable) about an unquestionably fundamental point of meaning or some basic use of the language, as opposed to subtle and debatable points of more sophisticated usage.
Frankly, although I like helping people learn English, this misuse is pushing me away from the site. I find my enthusiasm waning. Over and over, our more experienced users have to occupy themselves with simply informing the questioner that they should be using the ELL site.
I think we need to find a way to encourage people much more strongly and reliably to post their questions where they are most appropriate, rather than letting just anybody post just anything here. What do you think about this?
EDIT/ADDENDUM May 10, 2013:
First, thanks for the excellent discussion.
Second, Andrew Leach's link to a related question is great. I researched a good deal before posting, and still didn't find this particular question. J.R.'s answer there is worth reading for anyone interested in this discussion. (I haven't read KitFox's link yet, but I'm sure it's very good, and I'll go there in a minute; I can't go there at this moment, however, for fear of losing what I've just written.)
Third, Mitch suggests that I want "less newbie traffic," but I want to point out that this is not precisely what I'm asking for if it implies that I want fewer newbie users. The fact is, I'm perfectly happy with anyone using the site; the more users, the merrier. What troubles my sleep, however, is the high frequency of newbie questions.
So let me focus on the core of what I'm really asking here, to which Andrew Grimm and RegDwight have alluded: I feel we should have SOME type of bar to hurdle, gate to unlock, prerequisite to qualify, or filter to screen out inappropriate use. Call it what you will, characterize it any way you like, structure it any way you please... but this is a call to put SOMETHING in place to somehow stop the "junk," as Mitch calls it, from landing here in the first place.
Maybe it's not feasible, and maybe the majority opinion does not agree, but that's where my question lies: Can we and should we aim for that kind of modification to ELU?
And by the way, the answer might be as simple as renaming; how many newbie questions would be posted on a site called "Advanced Linguistic Analysis of English Syntax?" (I'm being facetious, of course, but I hope the hyperbole makes the point.)