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Google+ comments are annoying don't you think? There's hundreds of them under every popular post, and they add exactly zero useful information. The real name policy appears not to stop people from posting trivial bullshit like "$X FTW" (surprise, surprise). Google demonstrates again (see the youtube trainwreck) that it can't handle comments in a way that furthers interesting discussions while pushing the one-liners and trolls down to the bottom.

Google can't, yes, but who can (genuine question)? Even control-freak Apple can't stop all the noise in App Store reviews (even though they all have to be screened by someone at Apple before appearing online). App Store reviews are literally 98% noise and 2% signal (all buried in 43rd page)...

I'd love to know who has been able to do this. Maybe Yelp? (I don't use Yelp as it's not available in my country, so I don't know).


Reddit, Slashdot, or even just HN all have better systems than what Google is doing. Sure, making something perfect is extremely hard, but even a 80% solution would be great for the G+ and YT users.


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