The focus of this answer is different from my first, so I think it is better as a stand-alone answer.
We have to be more tolerant of the defects of questions by newbies. The newbies of today are the Liams of tomorrow, both on this site and in the greater Great Outdoors.
A snap reaction to this will be, I suspect:
What, lower our standards? Never!
English Language and Usage faced a similar problem (but theirs was too many elementary questions), and caused the creation of English Language Learners. TGO does not have that option.
We need to be more nurturing, more willing to edit questions instead of downvoting them, more careful of dismissing questions as duplicates, more accepting of what we, as experienced outdoors-people and gurus, consider elementary questions.
As for the duplicates, I have looked at many, many claimed duplicates, and found few of them truly duplicates. Most are similar, but not duplicates, and their duplicativeness could be fixed by an edit. Sure, we ask the OP to do that, but it must be very off-putting for a newbie, particularly when the question isn't truly a duplicate.
So, think hard before hitting close because duplicate button!
Another suggestion: There is ample blank space to put in the winning photo of the month on the first page of TGO. Can we do that? It would attract attention.
And maybe we need a "missionary moderator". If so the OP of this Question would be ideal.