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#1 Calorus

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 14:06

I pay my subscription, frankly it doesn't matter a damn if I read any articles or not.

Please can you, at least for paying customers, not use these crappy titles?

Just use what ever you'd use in the Magazine.



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#2 potmotr

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 15:18

Why Calorus isn't convinced by clickbait titles

 

The story titles which made Calorus think twice about Autosport

 

Find out why Calorus is slamming "crappy" titles 



#3 Sterzo

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 21:23

The secret behind Calorus's post on clickbait

Why Calorus must read clickbait titles

How Calorus denounced our titles

10 reasons Autosport.com titles make you lose the will to live



#4 john winfield

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 10:24

I couldn't resist looking at this thread.



#5 Vitesse2

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 11:48

Seven reasons why John Winfield couldn't resist looking at this thread.



#6 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 14:06

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#7 PayasYouRace

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 15:34

7 ways that headlines have changed in the past 50 years (and 7 ways they haven't).

 

Your top 10 clickbaitiest titles.

 

Why Calorus still reads our articles despite the clickbait titles.



#8 potmotr

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 17:04

The Autosport headline cynic who had to accept change in his beloved title

 

Calorus slams Autosport for destroying his read

 

Why Calorus is no longer ignoring clickbait headlines 

 

(All from today's Autosport front page incidentally!)



#9 YoungGun

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 19:21

For a better internet experience, I would recommend reading,  "7 simple ways to recognize click bait titles".



#10 Sterzo

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 12:50

OK Autosport, I know nobody’s listening but I’m going to say it anyway. My collection of Autosport mags starts at the first issue in 1950 and I’ve loved reading this mag for a lifetime. I have repeatedly defended Autosport in the forum threads. But now you are straining my patience.

 

Today’s Autosport Plus headlines from the website:

  • Why F1’s pantomime Virtual GP is fun but unsustainable
  • The big winners from contract season
  • Why F1's showman is the big winner of its enforced hiatus
  • How a veteran tech guru is constantly learning
  • How delayed 2020 offers the chance for an experiment

100% moronic click-bait. Two ‘whys’, two ‘hows’ and notice the lack of names because ‘we’re not telling you, you’ll have to read it.’

 

I don’t need reminding I’m stupid. Bear in mind Autosport Plus is for subscribers. We are paying to have our intelligence insulted.

 



#11 PayasYouRace

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 13:56

Why does this bother anyone?

How would you write an article title otherwise?

#12 SophieB

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 17:40

I like that the word 'fannying' is in the banner headline of Autsoport at the moment.



#13 chdphd

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 19:42

I see that the super long headlines with super long subheadings have been reigned in. You need a character limit on those inputs.



#14 john winfield

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 11:32

Why does this bother anyone?

How would you write an article title otherwise?

 

Well, they tried it recently.

 

'Norris planning new helmet design every race'.

 

But it took all the fun out of it. We want the excitement of guessing which young F1 hero will be confusing us all during the next (2023?) season. We don't want bald statements of fact. We want suggestion, teasing, misleading innuendo. We want clickbait!



#15 proviz

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 14:14

Why does this bother anyone?

How would you write an article title otherwise?

 

Well, after this I just have to come out saying how can it be described as anything other than moronic click-bait. Offensive, an insult to one's intelligence.



#16 PayasYouRace

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 16:47

How proviz' intelligence is insulted by Autosport headlines.