Recently, a new sorting option was introduced for comments, called trending. It works similarly to the Computer Programming section's hot list for projects. However, for some people, it's the default option. This should definitely be changed. Since comments almost never get as many votes as a program on the hot list, transferring it to comments doesn't work well, causing the trending tab to become similar to the recent tab. From my experience, the recent tabs typically have unhelpful questions. Meanwhile, the top voted questions are almost always the most helpful, but are now being hidden behind an option some people might not know exists.
I have three solutions for this:
1: Make trending not the default option for everyone. The simplest approach.
2: Change the algorithm a bit. Make it favor votes more and "recency" (is there a word for this?) less
3: Revamp the algorithm entirely. Make it so that comments that were voted recently are shown first, regardless of when they were created.