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Get others to link to irrelevant sites on the HB.
Linkbaiting is an amusing new game (read: "trolling strategy")
can be played online right here in the halfbakery! The goal of
game is simple: To leave seemingly irrelevant links under ideas,
posted by members other than yourself. The procedure is as
1. In an annotation,
somehow connect an otherwise random
subject, song or video to the idea, and ask someone to link to
for you, as you can't because [insert excuse here]. If this
work, just say something like "Well, I'd be obliged if someone
would link the Wikipedia page for Fozzie the Bear."
2. After a charitable sitemember makes said link, wait for the
idea to drop out of "recent." Then delete your annotation.
Years later following the idea's churning, the member who
the link will see it and scan the thread for the reason that they
linked to the seemingly unrelated subject. Finding none, they
will credit it to a bout of
insanity, and you can giggle quietly at home with the truth.
Wikipedia: Fozzie Bear
Waka Waka Waka. [jutta, Nov 14 2010]
Distantly related, with a different purpose
[normzone, Nov 14 2010]
[hippo, Nov 15 2010]
how do you train engineers?
[xandram, Nov 15 2010]
||[DrWorm], I'm sure you have a few examples of this in the bakery. I think you owe it to us to link to them?
||Has the thrill of ringing doorbells and running away started to pall, then, [Dr]?
||//and you can giggle quietly at home with the truth//
or you could've if not for the fact that you'd forgotten as well.
||Would it not be more effective to edit the idea itself?
||The alternative game is to seek out these irrelevant
links and engineer annotations that cause them to
make sense, as Fozzie Bear (link) might have
||[bigsleep} - I think there's a spelling error (see link)
in your anno: "predominant".
||The contra-positive of this idea would be to
create a semi-serious sounding website about precisely the topic of discussion regardless of how absurd it is.