There have been a few instances now where I've read a question which clearly doesn't meet the quality standards this community strives for, but, nonetheless, I am still interested in a solution. Sometimes the wording is terrible. Sometimes the question doesn't come with context. And sometimes it's painfully clear the OP didn't attempt the problem. However, my interest is not for the OPs sake but rather for mine.
Being interested, I naturally invest my own time in working on the problem. This is the most recent example. Occasionally I come up with a solution, but when I return the question is missing or on hold. And I feel frustrated. When I can't come up with a solution, I wait fervently to see if someone else does. But then the question is gone when I come back later.
I perfectly understand the need to be able to filter bad questions and delete them to foster a productive community. But I also feel like that as soon as someone asks a question on this website, the question entirely leaves the OP's hands and becomes a part of this community. People around the world invest their time and a hole host of beautiful solutions come forth. But the swift judgement of a handful of people can put the question on hold. And if the OP doesn't change the text within five days, it is closed. The OP's apathy can cast the question into limbo, and I find this saddening.
What I propose is an 'adoption system' where established users can jump in when a question is put on hold and clean-up the question to meet our quality standards and perhaps switch the 'ownership' of the question.
I propose this because the alternatives aren't any good. I could walk through and ask my own question essentially repeating the last but now providing my own work and context. But I think this is repetitive and clusters up the site. The more awkward situation I wish to avoid is to be stuck with a solution in hand on my side but nowhere and no one to answer. I think it would be ridiculous to ask a question just for the sake of answering it myself. But I did invest time to help someone and enrich the community just to shrug it off and push my scratch work into a cluttered filing cabinet where I will have a much harder time coming back to to reference my own work later on.