The recent goat example in my opinion is an example of a question that, though properly formatted, should have been blocked much earlier.
I know the question in some manner has been beneficial to the Stack Overflow community but the question and some of the answers could be perceived as just a way to garner easy rep.
The question however is a properly formatted API question but the answer is in the comments in the original question. Its clearly a joke API method and therefore the API has no valid use.
There also appears to be some edit waring going on over the question with statuses changing over time and at least two people complaining about moderation.
I would like for the moderation to even be stricter on these questions, possibly putting into a community-wiki as soon as it appeared to be going viral and protected earlier.