Regarding Stack Overflow question http://stackoverflow.com/questions/16472714/what-features-does-jquery-provide-that-arent-available-natively-in-the-browsers (now deleted):
I guess I'm a little curious about this one, as this question could fall on either side.
Either, assuming good faith, this question is honestly asking what the benefit of using jQuery is.
Or, it's an invitation to debate. I say that because the OP seems to have already made up his mind about what the answer should be.
If the question was asked in good faith, it would still be an awkward fit for Stack Overflow, for reasons stated in the FAQ:
Your questions should be reasonably scoped. If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you’re asking too much.
If your motivation for asking the question is “I would like to participate in a discussion about __”, then you should not be asking here.
To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where …
- every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite __?”
- your answer is provided along with the question, and you expect more answers: “I use _ for _, what do you use?”
- there is no actual problem to be solved: “I’m curious if other people feel like I do.”
we are being asked an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if __ happened?”
- it is a rant disguised as a question: “__ sucks, am I right?”
It looks like this question was flagged for closure as stated in the comments:
5 Voted to close as not constructive, SO is not really the right place for this "question". – bažmegakapa May 9 at 23:19
So, why wasn't it closed?