I've recently noticed a trend of users asking the most basic, low-effort questions only to be met with a ton of upvotes, often along with the subsequent answers. This question and subsequent answer was the most recent example and the catalyst for this post.
To me, this question is reminiscent of the kind of quality of question that would be seen on an average forum or Q&A site for the technically inexperienced, but it was asked on a site called Super User, and supposedly by a professional developer. It almost definitely took the developer little time for him to realise, as I suspect it would have for most technically capable users that ran into the same problem, who would have simply noted it down and gone about their day, yet for reasons perplexing to me: a) the question was asked, b) the subsequent answer to it posted, and c) both were upvoted at a considerable rate.
To my mind, these questions make a mockery of both the voting system and the question-asking system on a site dedicated to the somewhat technical. In the 8 years I've been on the SE network, I have almost exclusively asked questions since I've been on this site (unlike many, I don't believe in having separate accounts for asking and answering), and have continually tried my best to make the questions I ask good quality and well-researched where possible.
This has frequently led to me avoiding asking many questions that I deemed too basic, and it's frustrating to see much more basic questions gather so much upvotes while so many thought-out, higher quality questions I've both asked and come across go relatively unnoticed.
Is it possible to have a quality threshold for questions asked on this site, so as to at least make sure that the questions are keeping in line with the basic level of technical experience you would expect of a site called Super User?