I'd like to think that SO can be a place for newer members to ask questions they are very stumped with. I agree that a user shouldn't just post, "Hey, I want to do X, can you help?". But in some cases, a user provides a little bit of detail and with a lot of massaging the question could be useful to other members. I find these posts a lot for someone learning/starting to learn a new technology or language.
Are posts like this worth trying to salvage with extensive editing to make them phrased in a way people don't instantly downvote? I find people who phrase a question in a way that makes them seem new to SO instantly gets it downvoted. To what degree should I concern myself with trying to "save" these posts for the good of the community, or should I let them just burn and get closed?