Double edged sword.
There wouldn't be "thousands of comments" to wade through that are needless if people cut down vanities and duplicate posts.
If you subscribe to "Breaking News" and it is listed on the right sidebar, you can click the words "Breaking News" at the header of that topic and it will take you to that forum. They will all be listed there.
In some cases, the search might not find a previously posted article or vanity, but in most cases it would if JoeLazyButt would use it.
It clutters up the forum to make duplicates and vanities, and it shoves down the list the articles when they are originally posted.
I think Yogi Bera said "That's why nobody goes there because it's always so crowded".
You have completely missed the point of my post.