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Clickbait rule rescinded.
#21
RE: Clickbait rule rescinded.
Hammy, you've got the green light to start selling your watermelon flavoured face creams again!
I imagine the jars are stockpiling!
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#22
RE: Clickbait rule rescinded.
(March 16, 2017 at 5:19 am)Alex K Wrote: @AFTT47

I agree that having too many click bait titles is very annoying, but in the end we're serving the forum, and if a new not too essential rule causes an endless stream of griping and complaints and sarcastic comments and reports, it's just not doing what it is supposed to accomplish.

So the policy here is to cater to the least common denominator. I guess that's a good formula if you want to maximize quantity. Quality, not so much. I'm sure Facebook has a similar policy.
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#23
RE: Clickbait rule rescinded.
(March 16, 2017 at 10:37 pm)AFTT47 Wrote:
(March 16, 2017 at 5:19 am)Alex K Wrote: @AFTT47

I agree that having too many click bait titles is very annoying, but in the end we're serving the forum, and if a new not too essential rule causes an endless stream of griping and complaints and sarcastic comments and reports, it's just not doing what it is supposed to accomplish.

So the policy here is to cater to the least common denominator. I guess that's a good formula if you want to maximize quantity. Quality, not so much. I'm sure Facebook has a similar policy.

Oh for fuck's sake. There has been lengthy discussion (both by the forum at large and the staff themselves) about the rule - a massively disproportionate amount considering the gravity of the situation, or lack thereof in fact. It was tried out, it didn't do what it was intended to do and was causing issues whilst also proving ineffective. Therefore it was changed to forum etiquette rather than an actual rule. That's literally all that happened.
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#24
RE: Clickbait rule rescinded.
I mean, sure, personally I'd ban everyone to boost forum quality, but "they" don't let me.
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#25
RE: Clickbait rule rescinded.
Great. Not because clickbait should be exploited, but because the rule gave the appearance of overregulating the regulations. And I guess, everyone coming here, got two seconds to spare to have a look inside if the title doesn't give away the content.
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#26
RE: Clickbait rule rescinded.
Rule, netiquette, same difference to me; don't use misleading titles in threads.
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#27
RE: Clickbait rule rescinded.
(March 15, 2017 at 12:05 pm)Tiberius Wrote: The staff have rescinded the Clickbait rule and it will no longer apply to threads. Instead, we have added a section about Clickbait to the "Netiquette" guide, which we encourage members to read:

https://atheistforums.org/thread-3469.html

Thanks!  I was padding some of my titles just to be sure that I did not run afoul of the former click-bait rule.
And without delay Peter went quickly out of the synagogue (assembly) and went unto the house of Marcellus, where Simon lodged: and much people followed him...And Peter turned unto the people that followed him and said: Ye shall now see a great and marvellous wonder. And Peter seeing a great dog bound with a strong chain, went to him and loosed him, and when he was loosed the dog received a man's voice and said unto Peter: What dost thou bid me to do, thou servant of the unspeakable and living God? Peter said unto him: Go in and say unto Simon in the midst of his company: Peter saith unto thee, Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And immediately the dog ran and entered in, and rushed into the midst of them that were with Simon, and lifted up his forefeet and in a loud voice said: Thou Simon, Peter the servant of Christ who standeth at the door saith unto thee: Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou most wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And when Simon heard it, and beheld the incredible sight, he lost the words wherewith he was deceiving them that stood by, and all of them were amazed. (The Acts of Peter, 9)
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