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    Can't rep unfortunately. Would have though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieGrootHammer View Post
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    Sorry, I just had to get that off my chest. It's been bugging me ever since I started seeing the comments more and more, not just here on the forum, but on the main site as well...
    Well said. A headline has a twofold purpose: Tell the reader what the article is about, and to entice the reader to read the article. Using descriptive language is an excellent way to do this, but has unfortunately recently been associated with clickbaity articles on less than reputable sites. There is a difference though, and while MyGaming has certainly moved their flavour of language more in that clickbaity headlines' direction, it's a far cry from being guilty of anything. The quality of articles we've had lately should speak to that.

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    I did on your behalf.

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    Yay done with exams this term, now to pack and prepare for the trip home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieGrootHammer View Post
    Firstly, let's get something clear, MyGaming has never used any clickbait titles.

    If this isn't a clickbait title, then I don't think there is such a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalSoup View Post
    If this isn't a clickbait title, then I don't think there is such a thing.
    We don't even know who you are anymore. Like a ghost from the past, whispering in our ear, ever watchful but never really here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalSoup View Post
    If this isn't a clickbait title, then I don't think there is such a thing.
    No its not. It's perhaps not the best title chosen for that article, but its not clickbait.

    "You'll never look at the Barbie doll the same once you see these paintings"

    That is an example of clickbait. The crux of the word clickbait is to mislead. Mislead people into going to a website for the ad revenue. That title of MyGaming is by no means clickbait.

    I agree, it's not the best chosen title perhaps, and lures people into reading the article, but the article doesn't mislead anyone into anything, nor does the title misrepresent the article.

    And so what that MyGaming uses wording like that? Does it honestly bother people SOOOO much? And why does it bother people? It's not having any impact on the quality of the content, so no harm no foul

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieGrootHammer View Post
    No its not. It's perhaps not the best title chosen for that article, but its not clickbait.

    "You'll never look at the Barbie doll the same once you see these paintings"

    That is an example of clickbait. The crux of the word clickbait is to mislead. Mislead people into going to a website for the ad revenue. That title of MyGaming is by no means clickbait.

    I agree, it's not the best chosen title perhaps, and lures people into reading the article, but the article doesn't mislead anyone into anything, nor does the title misrepresent the article.

    And so what that MyGaming uses wording like that? Does it honestly bother people SOOOO much? And why does it bother people? It's not having any impact on the quality of the content, so no harm no foul
    I can't find any reference where the definition for clickbait says that it has to be misleading. Perhaps you're confusing the term with "bait-and-switch"?

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    I wrote such a beautiful little poem and it gets no mentions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solitude View Post
    I wrote such a beautiful little poem and it gets no mentions.
    I didn't see it.
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