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Threads with ambiguous titles. There's one in The Lounge now (Jan 7) with the title: "So what would a pair of". I guess they do it as click bait.

Correction: it's in Sig Pistols, rather than The Lounge. Thanks to Mustang-PaPa for catching my mistake.

Edit: I should've said: threads with deliberately ambiguous titles.




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At least it wasn't another one about pistols and bears.



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Mods must've whacked it, cuz I don't see it.




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quote:
Originally posted by ensigmatic:
Mods must've whacked it, cuz I don't see it.


Its in the pistols section.
 
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Originally posted by Mustang-PaPa:
quote:
Originally posted by ensigmatic:
Mods must've whacked it, cuz I don't see it.


Its in the pistols section.

You're right. Thanks for the correction.




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Click Me if you Dare




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Yup...I share your sentiment. I thought I read at one point that Para posted a thread prohibiting such abuse of thread titles, i.e., created to elicit a click or more commonly stated as "click bait". I would like to see a crackdown on this as well.



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Originally posted by erj_pilot:
Yup...I share your sentiment. I thought I read at one point that Para posted a thread prohibiting such abuse of thread titles, i.e., created to elicit a click or more commonly stated as "click bait".

It's click bait and he did.

quote:
Originally posted by erj_pilot:
I would like to see a crackdown on this as well.

+1

I hate that crap, too.

I wonder if a pair of cautions from the boss not to start threads with cutesy subjects would get the point across?

(I nearly posted that ^^^^^ to that thread, btw.)




"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system,,,, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe
"Whenever somebody uses 'liberal,' when what they really mean is 'leftist,' they immediately lose my attention." -- Me
 
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It is defined as "trolling" to have a title to a post which very ambiguous. I have seen that very many of the threads here have that type of title.


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What more can be done other than para repeatedly saying not to do it? If members choose to ignore his instructions, there's nothing a post from you will do to motivate them.



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Originally posted by Orguss:
What more can be done other than para repeatedly saying not to do it? If members choose to ignore his instructions, there's nothing a post from you will do to motivate them.



Agreed, it's no secret around here that misleading or uninformative thread titles piss him off.




 
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Well at least I *do not* need the help of forum moderators at Sigforum in order to stay alive.




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Originally posted by Orguss:
What more can be done other than para repeatedly saying not to do it? If members choose to ignore his instructions, there's nothing a post from you will do to motivate them.

It's ok if we bitch about people doing it, though, right?




"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system,,,, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe
"Whenever somebody uses 'liberal,' when what they really mean is 'leftist,' they immediately lose my attention." -- Me
 
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I'm with you. On the other hand, I need to figure out how to come up with thread titles that don't stretch to two lines - before there are any responses, anyway.
 
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How 'bout the maven who is an expert on everything.

We have one or two of those.



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Originally posted by V-Tail:
How 'bout the maven who is an expert on everything.

We have one or two of those.


Luckily the kid who chimed in on every post seems to be gone.


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"So what do WE like for XYZ"

"I don't know ANYTHING about XYZ, explain it ALL to me"
(so I don't have to research anything)

Then again, nothing really annoys me, I just think it's stupid and attention seeking.
 
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Looks like the thread in question really is gone, now?

Maybe the Boss has about had enough?




"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system,,,, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe
"Whenever somebody uses 'liberal,' when what they really mean is 'leftist,' they immediately lose my attention." -- Me
 
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Originally posted by ensigmatic:
Looks like the thread in question really is gone, now?

Maybe the Boss has about had enough?


Probably had as much to do with its content. Posting links to active items for sale isn't well received either.
 
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Originally posted by RHINOWSO:
"So what do WE like for XYZ"

"I don't know ANYTHING about XYZ, explain it ALL to me"
(so I don't have to research anything)

Then again, nothing really annoys me, I just think it's stupid and attention seeking.

I'm with you. It's called Google. Narrow it down to a couple options and maybe ask members if they've used a certain brand. Or go to Amazon and read the reviews.
Click baits are simple. Don't click. And if the curiosity is just too much for you, well, you were just sitting around playing on the web anyway.


I'm not completely useless. I can be used as a bad example.
 
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