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Announcement Clickbait Titles

confusis

John Morrison. Founder and Head writer SFF.N
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SFF Workshop
Editorial Staff
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Jun 19, 2015
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Hey folks,

Just a quick note. We've had some feedback from users and staff recently regarding people using clickbait titles in their threads;
Eg;
"The best/smallest/fastest/smelliest... etc case in the world!!"

In today's world of clickbait thumbnails and titles absolutely everywhere, I'd like to think we're a group of people above such behaviour. So, please keep in mind that any thread with a clickbait title may be edited to remove said clickbait - at a moderator's discretion.

We don't want to make this a hard and fast rule, as yet, but if it becomes as prevalent as it has of late, we may have to take that next step.

Thanks!
 

WH-team

Average Stuffer
Oct 5, 2017
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Hey folks,

Just a quick note. We've had some feedback from users and staff recently regarding people using clickbait titles in their threads;
Eg;
"The best/smallest/fastest/smelliest... etc case in the world!!"

In today's world of clickbait thumbnails and titles absolutely everywhere, I'd like to think we're a group of people above such behaviour. So, please keep in mind that any thread with a clickbait title may be edited to remove said clickbait - at a moderator's discretion.

We don't want to make this a hard and fast rule, as yet, but if it becomes as prevalent as it has of late, we may have to take that next step.

Thanks!
The title has been changed back to the correct specification. Thank you for your reminding.
 

ignsvn

Master of Cramming
Apr 4, 2016
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Haha to be fair, the titles I've seen here so far is waaay better than most of the clickbaits out there. At least the threads contains proper product and/or service and is still related with the title (as in the title is not 100% lies)

Another possible scenario is that, perhaps, previously one case project is really the smallest, but as time goes other smaller case projects come and make the title invalid.

Anyho perhaps we can standardize the title / criteria? Say, no "most" this and that, also, outer volume measurement must be used, including external ac/dc etc..?

Just my 2c.
 
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Kooki

SFF Lingo Aficionado
Mar 30, 2016
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When I clicked the thread to rad it I was hoping to see something like "I made you click it" or some sort of trolling from OP. lol

Jokes asides, titles with "the most something" aren't really descriptive of the project's qualities.
But I agree with ignsvn. Most of the threads in this forum usually follows the template of [Name of project] followed by [Some quality, like w/c] then [Size/Volume]. People here are quite civilized in the aspect. :v
 

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King of Cable Management
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Sep 26, 2015
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If anybody would like to suggest alternative titles, like 'Thingy McThingface,' 'Just Another Case/Build,' or 'Title TBD,' the mods can insert into the titles of blatant offenders, please post them in this thread ;)
 

confusis

John Morrison. Founder and Head writer SFF.N
Original poster
SFF Workshop
Editorial Staff
Moderator
Jun 19, 2015
3,237
5,426
sff.network
An update: If you find a thread that you think violates the clickbait test, report it! We're unable to find and edit every clickbaity thread on the forum, we're only human.

Also, in future, we'll endeavour to communicate with thread starters before modifying their thread titles - I (personally) was hasty in editing some threads due to personal time constraints. (I'm still living out of cardboard boxes and sleeping on a floor, and will be for the next couple of weeks)

I apologise to any thread starters that I may have offended!
 

ChainedHope

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Jun 5, 2016
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Thanks for this @confusis, I was getting a bit annoyed with it tbh and I tried to point it out to the post authors without coming off strong. Not sure how well that worked though most people made the title changes without much complaint.
 
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