Today aliexo asked his or her first question on Stack Overflow: My code have answer problem!! (Optimal binary search tree c++). It was badly-worded and contained far too much badly-written code.
muntoo kindly fixed up the wording and the formatting, while I added a comment suggesting how the question could be improved.
Within a short time two people had down-voted this new user's question (and one, rather curiously, up-voted it) and then, somewhat inevitably, the question was closed "as not a real question".
It seems rather harsh to close a person's question within the first hour of them seeking help.
I would argue that we should not close a user's first question when it is of poor quality, sending them away with their metaphorical tail betwixt their legs, rather we should seek to help them improve the quality of their question so that they may become a valuable member of the community.
What, no first-questions tag?