I see a lot of questions on Writers Stack Exchange that contain basic errors of grammar and punctuation, or consist of one long rambling run-on sentence, or discuss an intended translation into English by the author in broken English. The facts that my own grammar and punctuation are not perfect, and that I speak no foreign language remotely well enough to even attempt to converse in a foreign language forum, are irrelevant. I am prompted by this discussion on Worldbuilding SE, about an imaginary society that values honesty above all else, to ask what is to be done when the only honest answer to a forum member's question would be crushing?
The one vague idea I had was a standardised answer, or possibly reason for closure, that was less painful by reason of being standardised. I cannot think how to phrase such a thing, but I do think that for some questioners a hint here on this forum that their English… er… needed work would be ultimately less painful than a pile of rejection slips or a bunch of one-star reviews for the novel they've spent their hard earned money to self-publish.