I recently gained the privilege of reviewing new user's first posts. Several of them have been sparse, poorly written or didn't really constitute an answer at all (more of a comment, if that). I have been trying to gently guide them on proper usage of the site and give them a chance to correct and/or expound on their answer before down-voting.
That said, I have been pretty disappointed to see several of them immediately get down-voted several times. I mean, sure, it's not a good answer, but they might just not know what a good answer is yet. I can't imagine that feels good and I wouldn't be surprised if they just don't ever come back. Does anyone else see this as a problem? Is there anything we can do to handle it better?