Nick, you are likely right. But I have to make a call. My choices are.
1. Just ban them as a spammer. This case they were not pushing, free WHATSAPP phone numbers or bogus hacking certs. I don't have the evidence that they deserve to be permanently banned.
2. I could just delete the message. I do this from time to time if my gut is pretty certain that it's spam, but I lack the hard evidence needed to block them. I usually use this option if the message has zero value to the forum or thread, but I'm willing to give them a chance. This gives them a chance to say "Hey what happened to my post?"
3. Sometimes people seem to ask a legit question on something inappropriate for this forum or this community. The OP falls into this category. I feel the poster has asked a question that may need a valid response. I may still suspect it to be a robot trying to break past first-post-moderation, but I lack the evidence to get there. But they need to be told to read the rules, post their topic in the right place and that the next time. I want them to know that they are in the wrong place.
4. Just approve it and let the community choose to ignore them or help them. If the forum post goes unanswered and it's a potential customer, or if the community is less than helpful, then damage is done to our overall community.
It's a choice that I have to make and I know you're not always going to agree with my choices.
Then there is the second question, do I go ahead and try to help them. I put a lot of effort into trying to understand the question at hand, find a way to relate it to Corona, perhaps, in the end, encourage the user to look into Corona and become a successful developer. I feel that has value.
If you feel this person doesn't deserve to be helped, don't say anything. I'm okay with that. If you feel I'm providing them bad information, then, by all means, provide your better advice. My feelings may temporarily be hurt by being called out, but I'm professional enough to recognize the customer needs the best information possible and I'm not always the best source of that information. I'll get over it.
I'm not going to be critical of your choice to help or not. I'm going to do my best to never call you out as being wrong, but present alternate opinions and suggestions that the end user may or may not find an easier approach, but I'm never going to call someone out for trying to be helpful.
Is it possible I put too much effort into yesterday's post? Certainly. I'm fighting a bad case of the flu. I perhaps could have gotten 10 other forum posts answered instead, but it was my choice and I stand by my decision to be helpful.