I'd be willing to help in a novitiate's area.
we (lv 6+) can segregate newbie type questions to this area, so that existing areas don't get crowded with them.
If there's enough consensus and vroom's support, we oughta email them back & let them know so.
Re: PerlMonks as Ambassadors
Replies are listed 'Best First'.
However, there is a common theme (one perhaps not directly expressed) running through previous discussions about setting up an area like this. Namely: Every area in the Monastery (save perhaps the Moderations/Aministration nodes) is supposed to be accessible by everyone.
I wouldn't want to see the Monastery membership fragment into "those who know" versus "those who don't."