Announcement
Collapse
No announcement yet.

OT: Do any of you give in to the click-bait quizzes / can you guess / IQ Tests etc.

Collapse
X
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • OT: Do any of you give in to the click-bait quizzes / can you guess / IQ Tests etc.

    You know, the ads that show up challenging you to how smart you are?

    I did a couple that really interested me, like ID these WW2 planes. For the most part though I ignore.

    It's a pretty good idea though for clicks I think. Probably works.

  • Easy Listener
    replied
    Originally posted by Into Nation View Post
    You know, the ads that show up challenging you to how smart you are?

    I did a couple that really interested me, like ID these WW2 planes. For the most part though I ignore.

    It's a pretty good idea though for clicks I think. Probably works.
    Never. Ever. I've also never, ever answered an ad on Facebook, though I rarely use facebook at all any more.

    But a funny thing happens when you get old. It's almost a natural progression to just not needing much stuff. The ads are easy to avoid because, honestly, they just don't interest me. I'm not their target demographic (nearly dead).

    Leave a comment:


  • Phil O'Keefe
    replied
    Originally posted by Hoot Owl View Post
    Lucky you. I'd love to see a big rocket take off. The Rumble!
    They post the next scheduled launch in the newspapers down there, but sometimes they’ll do an unannounced launch for a military of NRO bird, and the first launch after I moved down there was one such launch. When the rumble started, I looked at everyone in the house and said “earthquake” and they all laughed - they really don’t have earthquakes there, but a launch sure sounds like one!

    I was at the World's Fair in Vancouper, BC (around 1986?) and a SR-71 did a low level flyover, peeling upward with full afterburners when it was over the fair. Completely unexpected and totally bitchen.
    Now I’M jealous - that must have been incredible!

    Leave a comment:


  • Hoot Owl
    replied
    Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post

    The Spruce Goose used to be down here in Long Beach, and there's a SR-71 at the museum at March AFB (now March Air Reserve Base), so I've seen one of those too. I used to live on Merritt Island, which is where the Kennedy Space Center is, so not only have I seen static rocket displays, I've seen several launches - including one space shuttle launch that I observed from ~35,000 feet, and another mission that I saw both the launch of (at Canaveral) and the return to earth (at Edwards AFB).

    I haven't seen a X-15 up-close though - that would be cool to see!
    Lucky you. I'd love to see a big rocket take off. The Rumble!

    I was at the World's Fair in Vancouper, BC (around 1986?) and a SR-71 did a low level flyover, peeling upward with full afterburners when it was over the fair. Completely unexpected and totally bitchen.

    Leave a comment:


  • willhaven
    replied
    My favorite quiz ever.

    https://quizzes.clickhole.com/which-...you-1825124447

    Leave a comment:


  • Phil O'Keefe
    replied
    Originally posted by Hoot Owl View Post
    There's a really good one in McMinville, Oregon too. They have a SR-71 and a X-15, the Spruce Goose, rockets, etc.

    https://www.evergreenmuseum.org/
    The Spruce Goose used to be down here in Long Beach, and there's a SR-71 at the museum at March AFB (now March Air Reserve Base), so I've seen one of those too. I used to live on Merritt Island, which is where the Kennedy Space Center is, so not only have I seen static rocket displays, I've seen several launches - including one space shuttle launch that I observed from ~35,000 feet, and another mission that I saw both the launch of (at Canaveral) and the return to earth (at Edwards AFB).

    I haven't seen a X-15 up-close though - that would be cool to see!

    Leave a comment:


  • lerber3
    replied
    Another internet peeve... “hilarious” videos with a screeching laugh track.

    Leave a comment:


  • Hoot Owl
    replied
    Originally posted by arf-boy View Post

    I've dragged Mrs. Arf to a few airplane museums over the years, most recently the USS Midway in San Diego.

    -o-o-o-o-

    No, I never click on the bait.
    There's a really good one in McMinville, Oregon too. They have a SR-71 and a X-15, the Spruce Goose, rockets, etc.

    https://www.evergreenmuseum.org/

    Leave a comment:


  • Hoot Owl
    replied
    No. I refuse to cooperate with any site that requires clicking on page after page after page...
    The photo ones too. Suckers paradise.

    Leave a comment:


  • arf-boy
    replied
    Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post

    I am a big aviation buff... we've got plans to go to the Planes of Fame museum in Chino in a few weeks with my parents. I've been to a few aviation museums before, but never that one. It will be interesting to see whether or not they have anything there that I won't be able to recognize. All modesty aside, I kind of doubt it...
    I've dragged Mrs. Arf to a few airplane museums over the years, most recently the USS Midway in San Diego.

    -o-o-o-o-

    No, I never click on the bait.

    Leave a comment:


  • Zooey
    replied
    Originally posted by lerber3 View Post
    I love the “only a genius can solve this”... with a grade 2 arithmetic problem out like 7 + 2 * 3
    Those are the worst. They are purposefully written to be easy enough that everyone takes a crack at it, but vague enough so people argue over what is correct in the comments. It usually comes down to order of operations if you care enough to try to make sense out of a gibberish math problem that is meant to be clicked on, not solved.

    There are also articles which I swear have obvious typos somewhere in the first sentence or two. In addition to all of the normal clicks, comments and shares, they get all of the grammar police clicks and comments as well. It's all the same to them.



    Leave a comment:


  • Phil O'Keefe
    replied
    Originally posted by Into Nation View Post
    You know, the ads that show up challenging you to how smart you are?

    I did a couple that really interested me, like ID these WW2 planes. For the most part though I ignore.

    It's a pretty good idea though for clicks I think. Probably works.
    I am a big aviation buff... we've got plans to go to the Planes of Fame museum in Chino in a few weeks with my parents. I've been to a few aviation museums before, but never that one. It will be interesting to see whether or not they have anything there that I won't be able to recognize. All modesty aside, I kind of doubt it...

    Leave a comment:


  • bildo
    replied
    No.

    Leave a comment:


  • Yakburger
    replied
    They are usually so easy I gave up on them unless I have a real interest in the subject.

    Leave a comment:


  • lerber3
    replied
    I love the “only a genius can solve this”... with a grade 2 arithmetic problem out like 7 + 2 * 3

    You’d think there’s only 2 ways to solve this, one of which is what we learned in grade 2, but a quick look at all the posted answers shows far more creativity. It must help advertisers immensely to know who’s too dumb to realize they are too dumb to do simple arithmetic.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X