So we have a bunch of rules we want to reiterate:
First of all, PLEASE CHECK THIS SUB SORTED BY NEW BEFORE YOU POST SOMETHING! As soon as a picture from another sub that fits into misleadingthumbnails hits the front page we get the same picture with the same caption posted over and over again. They will all be removed. If you come up with a different caption ( as in a different idea what it looks like, not just a different version of the original caption) we'll leave it up, so people can decide what they like best.
And second: please don't post pictures that are misleading on purpose or optical illusions, they will be removed immediately no matter how many upvotes they get. This is not the right sub for pictures like that. Misleading on purpose is also a thumbnail that cuts off half of the picture and only when you open it you can see the rest. Also, pictures that are just a little different from what the title says are not misleading, for example: a shark in a wave is not a misleading thumbnail if you put "shark caught in an iceberg". In the sidebar are some examples, if you're not sure.
Third: gifs, that have a blurry thumbnail but show something different than you first think when they play, will be removed too. This sub is about a clear thumbnail that turns out to be something else when you open the picture/gif/video. Gifs with a clearly visible thumbnail are fine, YouTube videos too, but only if they are misleading from the thumbnail, not while watching the first seconds.
If you mark your post NSFW, the thumbnail won't show up, which defeats the purpose of this sub and your post will be removed! Please read the sidebar for more info.
Also please come up with a fitting title, posts that only have "hmmmm" or " I saw something else for a second" or " I'll just leave this here" or "does this fit here?" as a title will be removed.
If you don't like something, please report with a valid reason.
And last but not least: if you are rude to the OP because you don't think their post is fitting you'll be banned, you can politely state your point of view or simply vote the post down, or even report it if it breaks the rules, but you can't insult them. Threats and insults are not taken lightly.
Thanks for reading and have fun being mislead.