I just reviewed a First Post that was classified as an answer. It had poor spelling, grammar, a lot of ranting and so on. If that would have been all to it I were easily persuaded to apply a no paseran policy to this. However, it was a first post, it showed much frustration and as far as I could tell it possibly had at least some grain of value in it, albeit just: "'no werky' here too" (to adopt the terminology I read here).
My problem now is that I got myself confused on how to proceed. Editing seemed out of the question, I didn't know what would happen if I just commented on that etc. What I wanted was to tell the poster what was wrong with it so that he may learn and revise that question, or delete it on his own.
I ended up flagging it as "unsalvageable" since as an answer, I think it just was. But that user in distress is now also unsalvageable?
Isn't there a better way to give the necessary feedback? (And btw a Reviewer's Manual?)