Titles of this question here & here looks so funny to me.

Why most of titles on codegolf stack-exchange looks so funny ?

Is it click-bait?

I really want to ask this for so many days, I think it is right time to ask.

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The answer is yes my friend.

You will notice this everywhere on the internet today and the simple reason behind it is short attention span. No one one the internet today, spends more than 5 seconds on a page/screen without scrolling UNLESS it is scandalous/out-of-the-box/kinda over the top/outright attention seeking.

Headlines have never needed more work than the 21st century and for the late 90's kids and the Millennial's

  • I disagree- click bait means tricking someone to click on something they don't actually want to click on or read, or at least making the content look way more interesting/engaging than it actually is. Hence the word "bait" since fish die when they take the bait... – J. Dimeo May 30 '17 at 17:32

Not clickbait, in the sense that they are deceptive or over-promising- the titles are designed to accomplish 3 purposes:

  • Entice people to participate
  • Briefly describe or represent the challenge
  • Introduce a theme or add some humor to make it more fun
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    I think you just defined click-bait :P – Shreyas Tripathy May 30 '17 at 7:11
  • I thought that click bait had a negative connotation. In other words, it tricks you into clicking something but you actually aren't interested in it. If you really want to find a fun puzzle to do, and you click on one, that's not click bait. – J. Dimeo May 30 '17 at 17:31

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