We hear over and over and over and over again that StackExchange is not a forum, it is a Q&A site. At the slightest sniff of a discussion blooming, moderators chase comments with torches and pitchforks into chatrooms. However, it appears that the community subscribes to the philosophy of "what good is a rule if you cannot break it once in a while", as seen from the activity on this "question": Intern seems uninterested at work internship.
The post keeps rambling on and on and on and on about the world's first and only unmotivated intern. The OP is so overawed by the intern's awesomeness that he forgets to ask an actual question. You would expect the question to be put on hold as unclear what you're asking in no time, but instead the community lays out a red carpet, and showers it with upvotes and comments and answers.
A number of users who commented and "answered" the "question" have been regular users on the site, who have cast close votes a bazillion times before, but apparently they found the post so entertaining that they chose to indulge in a discussion rather than cast their close vote or at least seek clarification from the OP.
The only sane voice that actually asked the OP to clarify his question was not only lost in the crowd, but got caught in the crossfire as a moderator moved the comments into a chatroom. To add insult to injury, the comment, and that comment alone, was deleted from the chatroom as well.