We've recently acquired a new user who is clearly quite young.
This user is asking quite a few low quality questions and is attracting a lot of down votes and votes to close.
I am torn as to how to approach this.
On the one hand, I understand that part of growing and learning in complex fields, is learning how to ask good questions, how to conduct your own research etc. I think I understand the motivation of this young person and it is likely that this is their first experience of Stack Exchange and how it's different to any place else. At 14/15/16, I wouldn't have had a clue how to behave around here.
On the other hand, I hang out here because of the quality and factual, pithy, Q&A. I do of course understand that SE will clear out the closed questions but, there remain questions about how this user perceives the community because of the rapid down votes, how the community increasingly responds ("oh no, not another poor question") and so on.
It's a dichotomy to me, and I don't have any smart answers. The only thought that springs to mind is let the community do what it does and the stack to cleanse itself but this seems trite.
My motivation is in trying to establish if making allowances for age should be part of our DNA.
Should we (I) just let the system do it's thing?