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Old 06-22-03, 06:22 AM   #1
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Nude Bikers in Waterton Canyon - PICTURES

Nude Bikers in Waterton Canyon - PICTURES

GOTCHA!!

Not really. This is an attempt to see the effects of a title on how many folks view a post.

Since I posted pictures of "A Ride up Waterton Canyon," three days ago, only about 20 folks have viewed it.

I was just a little curious as to how many folks would view it if I changed the title a bit.

There has been great interest in pics of fit male cyclists and females cyclists. How about interest in pictures of rides?

Anyway, for some great pics of an interesting and fun ride, see:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...034#post257034

Sorry if I have disturbed anyone!!

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Old 06-22-03, 02:14 PM   #2
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I feel so...so used.

And just slightly scuzzy. Now I'll go read your original post to pay penance.
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Old 06-22-03, 03:11 PM   #3
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I really do think that if someone takes the time and effort to take and post pictures, the rest of us should also participate in that person's joy and eagerness to share by, at the minimum, at least sneaking a look at the photos.

Otherwise, folks will simply stop posting pics. Hey, if no one looks, why post? Seems to me to that we should have as much interest in pictures of rides as in naked male or female, fit or not fit, cyclists!!
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I saw the title - I saw the thread originator - I saw the forum it was in. I knew there'd be no pictures of "Nude Bikers in Waterton Canyon" so I had to investigate just to see what you were up to.

Oh yeah - I'll check out your photos if you really want me to.
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Old 06-23-03, 05:22 AM   #5
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I saw the title - I saw the thread originator - I saw the forum it was in. I knew there'd be no pictures of "Nude Bikers in Waterton Canyon" so I had to investigate just to see what you were up to.
Yeah, REALLY??

Anyway -

The score so far:

1. "A Ride up Waterton Canyon"

Posted for 3 days - 20 views recorded in the "view count" during the 3 days.

2. "Nude Bikers in Waterton Canyon - PICTURES"

Posted for 23 hours - 94 views recorded

3. "A Ride up Waterton Canyon"

79 additional views (after being linked from "Nude Bikers in Waterton Canyon - PICTURES" to "A Ride up Waterton Canyon")

4. Conclusion:

The title DOES make the post. At least as far as viewership.

So, we need to think about sexier and more provocative post titles, if we want folks to view what we post.

If we don't, boring titles such as "A Ride up Waterton Canyon" will guarantee that practically no one views what is posted. People will simply NOT click on a post with such an uninteresting title. Interesting.

Hey, all the auto manufacturers and others know about the need for sex in advertising. Why should the BF group be any different?

Also, I would venture to say that folks generally are not interested in general ride pics, and posting these is most likely a waste of effort on the part of the poster.

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Old 06-24-03, 08:42 AM   #6
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You know if I see the words "nude" and "pictures" in the same sentence I'm going to look.


BTW: Great pictures of your trip.
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Very devious, I want the pics
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Well, the word 'Nude' just graps my attention faster than 'Waterton Canyon.' I can;t imagine why...
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Old 07-19-03, 08:03 PM   #9
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I think if you add to the title the word photo you might get more views-
for instance "Photo's of my ride up Waterton Canyon". Maybe add some words about bighorn sheep. The Scots and Kiwi's will tune in. :-)
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I feel violated and cheated all at the same time...

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Old 07-19-03, 10:22 PM   #11
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I think if you add to the title the word photo you might get more views-
for instance "Photo's of my ride up Waterton Canyon". Maybe add some words about bighorn sheep. The Scots and Kiwi's will tune in. :-)
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As this was posted one month ago, it is really old news by now!

Never thought I would see the thread again.
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Well, what comes around, goes around! C'mon, man... we've all seen threads resurrected!
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Old 07-20-03, 11:14 AM   #13
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Well, what comes around, goes around! C'mon, man... we've all seen threads resurrected!
But to resurrect one this boring?
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Old 07-20-03, 07:41 PM   #14
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Damn you !! No nudes .. knew it was too good to be true.

Looked like a nice ride.
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Old 08-18-03, 12:06 PM   #15
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I have never been that quick to enter a thread
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I just checked the post to see what a gal with two black eyes looked like!
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Old 09-15-03, 06:52 PM   #17
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Good "scenery" is always worth looking at. However, I love stories about rides on trails that are touring bike suitable. At this point I've traveled up to 500 miles to ride on a good trail. We have good trails in this part of the country, but new rides are what makes the world go round.
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Old 09-15-03, 11:32 PM   #18
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Dough!!! you got me.
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add some words about bighorn sheep. The Scots and Kiwi's will tune in. :-)
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I am oficially offended

Are you trying to say my g/f is a sheep, or that i shag sheep, or both?

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Nice trick... nice pics and very cheeky
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Damn... I've seen this thread many times and I know there are no nudes, but I still click when it pops up on top... just in case.

Well... mildly disappointed , but still great shots! Looks like a great place to ride!
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Old 11-03-03, 04:50 PM   #22
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Disgusting!

No nudes is good nudes

PS could someone invent an ironic typeface?
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Old 11-04-03, 12:32 PM   #23
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Nudes!!! Where? Where?

Awwww....got me
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But those of us with dial up cannot easily view pics on threads.

Of course I clicked on this one since the photos would load quicker since it does not have to also load pictures of clothes.
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