I would answer a question about recipes; that is an open ended question with multiple possibilities, and it is also a social question (implying, "what do YOU like?"). But when someone asks a question that has a specific answer, that gets me; if I can Google it, then so can they. It’s like asking someone to look something up in the phone book for you, when you have a phone book right next to you. It is a directing question rather than a curious, social question.
This forum has a long history of destructive trolls. The mods have done a GREAT job over the last year or so in quelling them. Believe me, it was completely out of control, with trolls looking for information about restaurants that were mayonnaise-free; stuff like that.