I think this may explain why a story like OS X Update 10.8.2 gets 154 comments on another rumors site, and 11 on this one. The ONLY thing I read are the most popular comments, there's no way to read all the comments in an article, and most of them aren't helpful at all. This is the way most every site sorts their comments. Just as you curate the content you post, I'd like at least an option to have the comments curated as well. I guarantee you will notice a significant jump in your site's traffic if you would just allow upvoting/Liking of forum comments.
Of course, one step beyond even that is to use a third party like Disqus which allows people to comment using any number of logins.
But to not have any option to curate comments at all is the main reason I keep going to other rumor sites instead.