YouTube Clickbait Thumbnails (Painfully Tryhard Edition)

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  1. Galhox Ladyankles

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    So over the evolution of YouTube, much of the community had loved the idea of being able to put thumbnail images over their titles to help grab attention of viewers.
    However, with it came the people seeking attention and trying to grab views (since YouTube ranks your ad revenue through views).
    It's hard not to see videos like this either. They're all over the place.
    I have a couple examples that are so painfully obvious it's clickbait, it kinda hurts on a laughable level.
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  2. Descent

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    I didn't know there was such a thing as a jizz font.
     
  3. Kine the Ocean Sunfish

    Kine the Ocean Sunfish The CWCki Club's resident Kirby fish

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    How about every video ever made ever by Game Theory?
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    Remember, this is the guy that gave the Pope a copy of Undertale.
     
  4. Uncle Frank

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    These are from sometime last year.
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  5. Galhox Ladyankles

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    Fucking Christ, the "Ness is actually Sans" theory was so painful to watch.

    Doesn't Game Theory just make stuff related to only Five Night's At Freddie's now or has that craze died down too?
     
  6. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank When life closes a door, jump out the window.

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    FNAF ended in 2015 dude get with the new shit it's all Overwatch thesedays
     
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    I think youtube really needs to change its policy because of this crap
     
  8. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank When life closes a door, jump out the window.

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    It brings in views, therefore ad revenue as most clickbait channels are unsurprisingly partnered. There's no reason to change it.
     
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    To be fair to Vatiwah, he's been all about that kind of schtick from Day One, it's like 7th grade level potty humor. For God's sake, he makes a series called Boobs and Lubes. I'm not saying it's not a clickbait thumbnail, I am just saying if you watch his channel, this is the shit you see, so I can actually forgive him for this because it's truth in advertising. It's retarded humor.

    And before you ask, it's because I'm a long time subscribe to MxR who does a lot of the same jokes except Henry is actually being self denigrating about it and pulls it off way smoother. Vatiwah's videos come up in my recommendations a lot but I don't sub to him, he's too over the top for me. That said, I think they're both mocking some of the more ridiculous aspects of modding in general.

    That aside, you all forgot The Master, who was doing this long before it was cool.

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    All his thumbnails are 100% TRUE AND HONEST.
     
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    I'm just gonna leave this here...
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  11. Kine the Ocean Sunfish

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    I (sadly) remembered this thing.
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    Mario seems to be a popular target among clickbaiters. Almost as if they're creatively bankrupt and can only rely on internationally famous subjects (Mario, Pokemon, Star Wars, Disney), or current fads and trends (Five Nights at Freddy's, Undertale, fidget spinners, emojis).
     
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  13. Uncle Frank

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    GRAND TITTIES
     
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    They are against the rules, and you can report them for "misleading thumbnail image" or something, but I don't think they do anything about it really.
     
  15. Galhox Ladyankles

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    I think about it the same way with bootleg games on the Google Play Store. They don't remove it because it gets ad revenue so it's like "lol, why cut out the extra money?"
    I might be wrong, but it's a theory why there's such a lack of moderation for both YouTube and the Google Play Store.
     
  16. Uncle Frank

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    I think I'm starting to get really sick of Rick and Morty lately, and it's because of shit like this.
     
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  18. Uncle Frank

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    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty clickbait
     
  19. Kine the Ocean Sunfish

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    Unsurprisingly, that's from Film Theory, an offshoot of Game Theory, known for creating clickbait like this...
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    Title: "Wii U is the new Virtual Boy!"
     
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    I just noticed that as I was posting it. Have people not gotten sick of this crap or something?