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[–] Hand_of_Node 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago  (edited ago)

DOWNVOTED my ADVERTISEMENT FREE news post,

I wouldn't BE SURPRISED if most of your DOWNVOTES are due to the ALL-CAPS words scattered throughout your text.

[–] viperguy [S] 6 points -5 points (+1|-6) ago 

I am N OT talking about THIS advertisement free post I said above :

I posted a great news article ONCE that went to a site

I was referring to a post that was voted into negative territory by self righteous overzealous assholes SIMILAR to @phareoct and @Broc_Lia that erroneously suppress all news stories as "click bait" even if they are 100% ADVERTISMENT FREE. It cannot be click bait if there are no ads.

[–] Hand_of_Node 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Clickbait:

  • content whose main purpose is to attract attention and encourage visitors to click on a link to a particular web page.
  • something (such as a headline) designed to make readers want to click on a hyperlink especially when the link leads to content of dubious value or interest.
  • headlines that aim to exploit the "curiosity gap", providing just enough information to make readers of news websites curious, but not enough to satisfy their curiosity without clicking through to the linked content.

Ads don't seem to be necessary. Also, you might not be aware that gratuitous use of all-caps is a credibility-killer. I'd suggest itallics if you need to emphasize particular words. Keep in mind that excessive emphasis probably indicates problems in the text itself.

[–] HAESisalie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Eh, lots of people here bro. Don't lump everyone into to the same bag, which is sometimes easy to do over the internet where 2 posters saying Hillary should have won suddenly becomes "All of you guys said that Hillary should have won!" I have done it myself, but now try not to.

Keep posting good stuff. Cut back on the YELLING, and don't let one or 2 posters effect your game and everything will be good for you. You are doing the Lord's work after all. :)