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    Smoove...

    ...P

    I use this technique for a couple reasons...

    Many people, nearly half (Wauters, 2010), only read a title/headline before making-up their mind about something.

    Ergo, by putting minimal information in the title, I potentially get...
    1-more views
    2-less prejudiced opinions

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    Wauters, Robin. (Jan. 19, 2010). Report: 44% Of Google News Visitors Scan Headlines, Don't Click Through. TechCrunch. Retrieved from Report: 44% Of Google News Visitors Scan Headlines, Don't Click Through | TechCrunch

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    Quote Originally Posted by damnitman View Post
    ...P

    I use this technique for a couple reasons...

    Many people, nearly half (Wauters, 2010), only read a title/headline before making-up their mind about something.

    Ergo, by putting minimal information in the title, I potentially get...
    1-more views
    2-less prejudiced opinions

    Resources
    Wauters, Robin. (Jan. 19, 2010). Report: 44% Of Google News Visitors Scan Headlines, Don't Click Through. TechCrunch. Retrieved from Report: 44% Of Google News Visitors Scan Headlines, Don't Click Through | TechCrunch

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    I didn't click the link above....what was it about? Hopefully rigid vs suspension on fat bikes.
    Riding.....

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    I donīt see google news and a bike forum as equal.
    We discuss problems, answer questions, compare things and stuff, so a short but informative headline is very useful to all these scopes.

    After reading the head I decide if I can help at all , have similar questions and so on.

    If you always need to open the threads to get the info whatīs it about, you soon would get annoyed about. This would cause a negative effect in the end.

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    The link was self explanatory...so why click on it.

    Did anyway. Learned nothing new.

    Before the internet, that is how I 'read' the newspaper, so why should not the same habits carry over?

    Increasingly use the same here as there are a lot of subject repeats. Also depends upon who I see started the thread or who has responded. But when my knowledge was at the starting point, read every one.

    Damnitman always seems to suck me in tho.

    Hummmm...

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    Hi, this is Smoove's assistant, Bambi.
    He made me read this thread to him for reasons I don't don't comprehend, or care to. He mumbled some crap about preserving his journalistic integrity.

    He told me to tell you that he is very honored to have a thread addressed directly to him, and he appreciates the hundreds of PMs he's received in support of this issue. While he appreciates Damnit's well-researched rationale for using this technique, he feels he must take a stand in the name of those trying to reduce the number of clicks in their web browsing experience.

    Can I go now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    I didn't click the link above....what was it about? Hopefully rigid vs suspension on fat bikes.
    there's already plenty of that to go about complete with thread jackers in tow.

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    I was going to try to jack this thread. Then I realized I only have a few posts and 2 weeks experience on a fattie which would reduce the likelihood of anyone responding to my attempt to threadjack. So in the end I settled with this post about nothing in a thread about nothing; it must be an existential thread?? I think I just hurt my brain.

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