As mentioned in various places including another meta question, it is very important during the site's beta (especially the private beta) to focus on questions that are expert-level, specific, and build a good precedent for questions in the future:
Everyone is welcome. But, in these earliest days, we are DESIGNING a site for experts. To attract experts, you need a site where people are asking very interesting and challenging questions, not the basic questions found on every other Q&A site. Remember, the pro sites WILL attract the enthusiasts, but not the other way around!
The earliest questions on a site will set the tone and topic of the site for a long time.
What is the right way to deal with questions that probably would be acceptable on a launched Hermeneutics.SE site, but aren't quite the caliber we want during the beta? Should we vote to close, or flag, or edit?
We don't want to offend and scare off new users because their questions aren't "good enough," but on the other hand it seems extra important to keep questions focused and objective, especially during the private beta.