Preface: This question is inspired by this one.
My question: How should we treat well-intentioned questions that may have a small issue?
Emphasis: Shouldn't moderators (of all people), leave helpful comments so that the question may be edited and rehabilitated?
I can tell you, from experience, that this is the way things are done on Programmers.SE and TWP.SE. On these sites, moderators very seldom cast a unilateral close vote; but when they feel that they must, and they feel that the question has any redeeming qualities, they leave a helpful comment to the OP, so that they can edit the question and get it reopened.
Christianity.SE may be a but different, but it's about Christianity! Shouldn't we try to restrain ourselves from robot-like, unilateral closures, and try to be helpful? Especially on questions where the OP clearly put effort into the question?