But today a very strong contender is this non-joking use of the phrase "improved ASCII art detection".
The Google+ integration has also proven unpopular in a broader sense for a couple of reasons. The change constitutes a) meddling with a well-understood, if broken, system in the interest of creating engagement and more data affiliated with real people, thus creating more business for Google, and b) doing so using Google's social network, which sits somewhere on a spectrum between reviled and ignored. Google seems to be counting on the outcry against Google+ itself to eventually settle down. The company's response to the newly bad YouTube comments has been to finally introduce better content moderation at a high level. The update to the system will have "better recognition of bad links," according to the YouTube blog post, as well as "improved ASCII art detection" and altering the display of long comments. [...]
The Google+ integration, though, appears to be here to stay. That's despite the fact that the strongest user-based case for its use -- that accountability will prevent trolls from trolling -- has been killed, drowned in a sea of ASCII penises.