I don't know, maybe I'm somehow strange, but I must admit that answers which begin with
- What are you trying to achieve?
- What are your reasons for asking this?
- Why you are asking this?
- (anything similar)
are really, really annoying me. Especially, when given by users with quite high rep.
I'm asking because I have a problem and I need an assistance in solving it. Is that hard to understand?
Many years ago, someone wrote that he or she finds answers which point him to "Let Me Google That For You" rude, offending and arrogant and he/she want such questions to be banned in SE.
I can say exactly the same about answers which start by asking me why am I asking. What can I do with them? Can I flag / downvote / comment them or do I have to learn how to live with them?
Also: Are there any other people, strange like me, who also find such answers rude and annoying?
I'm asking about answers. Comments with "Why you're asking this?" are out of scope for this question.
Plus: I'm asking about answers, that after above mentioned question does not actually contain any valuable answer -- for example something like: "What are you trying to achieve? I think you're trying to kill a mosquito with a cannon. You don't need this. Instead, all you need is this..." and here comes a bunch of code lines with actually doesn't answer the question.
A good example you can find in mentioned question. OP's asking about covering a
div element with another
div and as one of answers he/she gets something like "You don't need to cover it. You can simply hide it". Effect is maybe the same, but solution has nothing to do with the actual question.