This thread vivisects all articles purporting to destroy or exfoliate some thing or other.

revjohn

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Click bait.

That is what the title is.

An intentional ploy designed to drag traffic into viewing an article under the pretext that the more views the truer the thread is.

It deliberately plays on the logical fallacy of argumentum ad populum (truth is determined by the number of people who believe a proposition to be true) and is directly tied to dog-whistle type politics.

If your news outlet relies on article headlines similar to the title of this thread you are not being fed fact so much as you are being spoon fed opinion.
 

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There's a point, but there are also variables. The headline may attract, but the author also attracts. I would argue that for many people it would be a combination of the two. There are posters on WC2 (I won't name names) whose very name as the author of this thread would have been enough to convince me to take a pass rather than to check it out. But @revjohn is very attractive - a real cutey petutey he is - and so I was intrigued enough to come in and take a look.

More seriously - the "click bait" in this case was the author and not the "headline."
 

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Yes, blackbelt has been posting these types of threads every so often. It's kinda his thing.
 

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Whew. There is a point to this. I thought maybe John had got into the screech or something. o_O:D
So, who says he hasn't been into the screech.......... inquiring minds want to know. :whistle:
 

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Tis a whine that could divide the two 'aves ... rich and po'... one fecund! Gest what ... thus gestalt items ...
 

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revsdd said:
@revjohn is very attractive - a real cutey petutey he is - and so I was intrigued enough to come in and take a look.

More seriously - the "click bait" in this case was the author and not the "headline."
Peteuty?

Patootie maybe.
 
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Mendalla said:
Statements like this start rumours, you know. :D
I fail to see how a statement of fact can be the genesis of rumour.
 
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