Today at about 2PM, Jeff wrote an article about him thinking how parsing HTML with regexes is a bad idea. In that post, he links to this answer to a question in SO.
Nine to ten hours later, the answer has 1600+ votes.
Wow. 1600+ votes. I don't know of any other answer that has so many.
How come? The answer is long, where it could be 15 times shorter. It is badly formatted, it contains a long (way too long!) joke. And yet, 1600 guys think it deserves their vote. And after those 1600, more are coming in, thinking that value is not high enough, and are increasing it even further.
It makes me afraid that after 1600 votes, this guy's reputation might give him powers that allow him to mess with the site. That's more reputation than many users that have been answering questions the proper way.
What do you think about this? Is it Jeff's fault to post a link to a question? Should the users be more careful about voting? Should a mechanism be set in place to avoid such things ? Am I being stupid?