History SchmuckBait / NewMedia

23rd Jan '18 6:21:20 AM Cryoclaste
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* It's rather common on auction sites for someone to put up the box of the console (XBox or [=PS3=]) for auction-just the box, nothing else inside it (such as, say, the game console). They'll even clearly state in the writeup that there's no Xbox inside, but every time a herd of bozos will invariably bid on it, then the winner gets all angry afterwards once the realize what they actually bid on.

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* It's rather common on auction sites for someone to put up the box of the console (XBox (Xbox or [=PS3=]) for auction-just the box, nothing else inside it (such as, say, the game console). They'll even clearly state in the writeup that there's no Xbox inside, but every time a herd of bozos will invariably bid on it, then the winner gets all angry afterwards once the realize what they actually bid on.
18th Mar '17 7:17:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' has the [[http://www.neopets.com/space/strangelever.phtml Lever of Doom]]. The text reads "There's a strange lever sticking out of the space station wall, with a notice that reads, 'DO NOT PULL'. So you probably shouldn't pull the lever. You can if you want. But you shouldn't." The link reads "Pull the lever anyway". When you inevitably do? [[spoiler: "Oh no!! An evil mechanical hand emerges from a panel and steals 100 Neopoints from you!!"]] The worst part is that it's Schmuck Bait with a purpose -- there's a teeny-weeny chance that you'll be granted an exclusive avatar when you push the button. Users have been known to blow 80,000 Neopoints -- 800 pulls -- or more getting it, the lever laughing at them the whole time.

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* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' has the [[http://www.neopets.com/space/strangelever.phtml Lever of Doom]]. The text reads "There's a strange lever sticking out of the space station wall, with a notice that reads, 'DO NOT PULL'. So you probably shouldn't pull the lever. You can if you want. But you shouldn't." The link reads "Pull the lever anyway". When you inevitably do? [[spoiler: "Oh no!! An evil mechanical hand emerges from a panel and steals 100 Neopoints from you!!"]] The worst part is that it's Schmuck Bait with a purpose -- there's a teeny-weeny chance that you'll be granted an exclusive avatar when you push the button. Users have been known to blow 80,000 Neopoints -- 800 pulls -- or more getting it, the lever laughing at them the whole time.
13th Nov '16 9:27:33 AM a83hg
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** [[NightmareFuel Screamers]] in general as well.

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** [[NightmareFuel [[ScreamerPrank Screamers]] in general as well.
9th Oct '16 7:16:20 PM Mullon
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* [[ImageBoards 4chan's "/b/" imageboard]] had a similar thread, with the site's founder and admin, Moot, taunting the /b/-tards to post in the thread and be banned. They were. Amusingly enough, Moot himself posted in the thread to laugh at the shmucks who had taken the shmuck bait... [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Only to be banned himself]].

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* [[ImageBoards 4chan's "/b/" imageboard]] Website/FourChan's /b/ board had a similar thread, with the site's founder and admin, Moot, moot, taunting the /b/-tards to post in the thread and be banned. They were. Amusingly enough, Moot moot himself posted in the thread to laugh at the shmucks who had taken the shmuck bait... [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Only to be banned himself]].
3rd Feb '16 9:56:44 PM BlackBaroness
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** One "Ban Me" threads has a list of rules within it, and will instaban anyone that breaks them, [[DisproportionateRetribution even though all of them are pointless]] (i.e. no one is allowed to post pictures of Gary Busey). Another one instabans any regular user that posts in it, no exceptions. Naturally, both of these are options for anyone that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere wants nothing more to do with the website]].

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** One "Ban Me" threads has a list of rules within it, and will instaban anyone that breaks them, [[DisproportionateRetribution even though all of them are pointless]] (i.e. no one is allowed to post pictures of Gary Busey). Another one instabans any regular user that posts in it, no exceptions. Naturally, both of these are options for anyone that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere wants nothing more to do with the website]].website]]; everyone else better have that $10 on hand.
3rd Feb '16 9:55:29 PM BlackBaroness
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** One "Ban Me" threads has a list of rules within it, and will instaban anyone that breaks them, [[DisproportinateRetribution even though all of them are pointless]] (i.e. no one is allowed to post pictures of Gary Busey). Another one instabans any regular user that posts in it, no exceptions. Naturally, both of these are options for anyone that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere wants nothing more to do with the website]].

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** One "Ban Me" threads has a list of rules within it, and will instaban anyone that breaks them, [[DisproportinateRetribution [[DisproportionateRetribution even though all of them are pointless]] (i.e. no one is allowed to post pictures of Gary Busey). Another one instabans any regular user that posts in it, no exceptions. Naturally, both of these are options for anyone that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere wants nothing more to do with the website]].
3rd Feb '16 9:55:10 PM BlackBaroness
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** One "Ban Me" threads has a list of rules within it, and will instaban anyone that breaks them, [[DisporportinateRetribution even though all of them are pointless]] (i.e. no one is allowed to post pictures of Gary Busey). Another one instabans any regular user that posts in it, no exceptions. Naturally, both of these are options for anyone that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere wants nothing more to do with the website]].

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** One "Ban Me" threads has a list of rules within it, and will instaban anyone that breaks them, [[DisporportinateRetribution [[DisproportinateRetribution even though all of them are pointless]] (i.e. no one is allowed to post pictures of Gary Busey). Another one instabans any regular user that posts in it, no exceptions. Naturally, both of these are options for anyone that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere wants nothing more to do with the website]].
3rd Feb '16 9:54:52 PM BlackBaroness
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** One "Ban Me" threads has a list of rules within it, and will instaban anyone that breaks them, [[DisporportinateRetribution even though all of them are pointless]] (i.e. no one is allowed to post pictures of Gary Busey). Another one instabans any regular user that posts in it, no exceptions. Naturally, both of these are options for anyone that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere wants nothing more to do with the website]].
30th Dec '15 2:14:29 PM GMon
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* [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]] has made it official policy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:DDMP not to delete the front page]]. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_stocks#Maxim_for_the_.22what_does_this_button_do.3F.22_award The incident]] that is why they have this policy is a prime example.

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* [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]] has made it official policy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:DDMP not to delete the front page]]. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_stocks#Maxim_for_the_.22what_does_this_button_do.3F.22Doesn.27t_do_anything_anyway.22_award The incident]] that is why they have this policy is a prime example.
2nd Sep '14 12:10:12 PM WillBGood
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** If you see an image link on a page like BlackBraAndPanties or OfCorsetsSexy, don't click it if you're [[{{NSFW}} at work]].

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** If you see an image link on a page like BlackBraAndPanties PantyShot or OfCorsetsSexy, don't click it if you're [[{{NSFW}} at work]].
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