Challenge #994 "click bait/Click Bait thumbnails" Voting CLOSED

This week’s theme: click bait/Click Bait thumbnails

Which entry would you like to see win?
(If you cannot decide, pick up to 3.)

  • fcharr
  • 3dnotguru
  • Sid_J
  • Wayth
  • deltaray
  • Austin_Eberhart
  • Splash
  • rigoletto
  • Tachtian
  • TripleTree
  • Trentle

0 voters

After 2 days of voting, a winner is declared: The voting will close on: Wed, Jul 13, 2022 11:00 PM.
The winner picks the theme for next week.

If the winner doesn’t supply a theme before Thursday 22:30 GMT, the organizer will select the theme. In this case, the winner’s theme will be used the next time we are lacking a theme on Thursday 22:30 GMT. :slight_smile:

Having selected the theme, the winner will not be eligible to enter that week. They may however still submit an image, but it won’t be included in the voting.

This week’s winner:

Pure Entries

fcharr: It’s the history eraser button you fools!

3dnotguru: clickbait

Sid_J: DIY Click Bait

Wayth: Magic Cork

deltaray: Even monkeys can be tricked

Austin_Eberhart: One Simple Trick to increase render times by 10,000%

Splash: How to Catch a mouse?

rigoletto: Click fast

Tachtian: The Cup Palace

TripleTree: Bobby Got Clickbaited

Trentle: Don’t get your hopes up.

Non-competing Entries

Helge: Click Fishing


Are you sure you have selected the correct one of @rigoletto 's? He changed it 5 hours ago to an animated gif(?).


Tough choices between a few great entries. Also, self voters may want to wait for the end of the poll to do their thing :wink: :stuck_out_tongue:

What do you mean? I don’t think there’s any rule against voting for yourself, and with anonymous votes, there’s no way to tell anyway

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The vote counter goes up by one and an entry not likely to get votes has one vote. To me it’s either a self vote or a friend vote. Not against the rules, but a bit disappointing, because it goes against the spirit of the event. Not only do I like my own work, but for some reason, I can’t find any other entry worthy.

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You’re right. I’ve just updated the post. I guess, within a post with a lot of JPGs, my script didn’t expect the GIF to be the actual entry image. I’ll have to look into that.

And would you really want to win by one vote if that vote is your own one? I guess, that wouldn’t feel all that good. However, the signal-to-noise ratio is usually good enough to take care of that. :slight_smile:


Sorry for the trouble :smiley:

I remember you wrote somewhere that the newest picture with the same name and highest number is taken by your script. Not sure but i guess all entries are the first picture in a post so maybe you can take just the first picture you find in the text.

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I just had a quick look. Apparently, if there are several images within the same post, I prioritize the big ‘lightbox’ zoom images over the small ‘unzoomable’ ones. I think this rule was based on the observation that final renders are usually not smaller than the WIP ones. Of course that isn’t necessarily true - especially not for animated GIFs.


And… the winner of Weekend Challenge 994 with votes from 38.7% of the voters is… TripleTree!
Here’s to all the great participators…

Bobby Got Clickbaited


Congrats Triple, I loved you render, maximum effort :wink: I can’t believe my 0 effort entry actually got 3 votes 0_0

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Thanks, everybody :slight_smile:


Thank you very much, Francisco!
Three votes for an image consisting of two objects is really a maximum of effectiveness :grin:

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Did you know that Harrison Ford turned 80 yesterday? Btw:


I love it that I can see how many people clicked on my image. :rofl:


It’s too bad you weren’t actually selling something, you would have made bank over the weekend :wink:

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