How much of the noise is product of human nature and how much of the noise is a product of the incentive mechanisms of the platform? Is Stacker News more resistant to these kinds of noisy clout chasing because it’s built on incentives directly tied to sound money?
I think much of it is incentive based. It seems that on a platform like stacker news there will be less noise because of the cost. However because it is tied to cost directly, advertisers can directly see the cost of promoting their message on the platform.
A cost that I can only imagine is way less than other places.