There's a beginner tag.
Should it exist? Is it being well used?
Asking fundamental “beginner” questions says that the site shouldn't be 'seeded' artificially with beginner questions; but what about 'beginner' questions which appear naturally, which are asked by beginners?
I suggest that tags are to help people find things. Interested and knowledgeable people could perhaps 'curate' the collection of 'beginner' questions:
- Add the 'beginner' tag to questions that are especially interesting to beginners
- Remove the 'beginner' tag from questions that are not especially interesting to beginners
Perhaps the beginner tag shouldn't exist at all (see The Death of Meta Tags) -- although for this subject (i.e. for Buddhism, although not for StackOverflow which deals with software development problems) the beginner tag is appropriate, IMHO.
The comments to this question suggest that collecting/tagging 'beginner' questions might be helpful.