@schroeder close-hammered this question as "unclear what you're asking" within 20 minutes of it being posted.
Sure, it's not a great question, but it wasn't unclear to me, and I thought there were points to be made. Moreover I had spent the last 15 mins typing up a multi-paragraph answer, which SE deleted the draft for when the question was closed.
Do bad questions really need to be closed? Isn't that what comments / downvotes are for? If an OP takes the time to come here and craft a question, they clearly want some information. Just because a question isn't going to get a good answer, should we deny it from getting any answer?
The broader theme here is that I have started to develop a bad habit of posting a placeholder answer like
Placeholder ~~ edits to come.
and then I start googling / typing. I really don't like doing that because it looks bad, but if questions are going to continue getting closed on me mid-answer, then I'll keep doing it!