I have some questions about material I learned in a graduate level mathematics course which are largely conceptual, and/or requests for relevant theorems/results.
However, in general I am not sure if any such results exist, so it is not a priori clear to me if an answer could be found by further searching the literature, or only by actually discovering an answer.
Either way, the only people I know in person whom I would consider good choices to ask the question to (and who haven't responded to my e-mails) are all professors, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the question would qualify as a suitable target for current research.
In short, if I don't know whether or not a result exists, how can I tell (preferably quickly) whether the question is "research-level" or not?
I have at least one question like this which is unanswered, and it's hard to tell if the problem is bad writing on my part, the question is uninteresting for most people, or the question would be better suited to MathOverflow than here. Maybe it doesn't matter and I should just put a bounty on it.