I don't understand how saying something completely ignorant that doesn't actually attempt to answer the question is allowed to continue on the Stack network. People get hundreds of reputation by posting these worthless answers and it really detracts from the purpose of the website. The most recent example:
This answer clearly doesn't answer the question, it is a silly remark and people have stupidly upvoted it when it does not deserve any upvotes. Why has everyone lost sight of the true purpose of the up/downvoting system? It's not there for fun, it's there to show which answers are actually relevant and full of good information for the question that has been asked. I really think the Stack network needs to step in here and delete these bogus replies or allow users with enough reputation to start voting to delete replies from a question, not to mention removing any earned reputation for posts that get deleted by the staff or community. This person got 180 reputation (at the time of this posting) for this ignorant response that serves no purpose, how is that possibly promoting this community? It only encourages people to post more ignorant responses which will eventually kill the community because programmers won't be able to get an adequate response, only jokes.
Most importantly, will the staff actually do anything about this problem?