Screw loosener disolved
I have a question for experts in mechanics and people who like to build stuff. Is there any type of screw loosener product you can dissolve into a bucket of water so that you can just sink a component inside the bucket with multi screws and it makes them all loosened at the time instead of going one by one.
I left my pre-canned comment and close voted and down voted the question for being off-topic, low quality and not overly useful for future visitors.
However, one user pinged me and asked:
It can be made on-topic, if it were to be converted to a site-recommendation question. I have taken the liberty of editing it as such but IDK if I may have had overstepped the boundary on constructive editing or altering the goal of the OP
I was about to leave a comment when an employee interfered with their powers (but I keep that rant for another post).
I personally think that not every off-topic MSE post should be made on-topic in this way. Editing it into a site-recommendation is not very useful for future visitors. Closing and down voting seems correct. But I can see that by doing so we might have a lost a new user to the SE network by giving them a lousy experience, assuming that is a thing we should care about.
What is the guidance to follow when we encounter these not on first sight terrible but off-topic questions? Should editing be our first call to action?