Top Ten Dumb Reasons People Retire from TheTopTens


The Top Ten

1 They are not popular

That is a dumb reason because I'm not popular and I honestly don't care. The reason why I kept on coming back to this website was because I got to express my opinions that a fair amount of the time my still-shy self in real life can't do as easily. Also I keep on coming back because a lot of the users are overall quite nice and friendly and I'm also reminded that I'm not completely alone in the world (which sometimes I do feel that way). Either way you shouldn't retire just because of popularity or really any dumb reason (unless you really have to retire or go on hiatius because of things like college or some huge family trouble or things similar to that). - Anonymousxcxc

I've joined this site two days ago and I'm already having a blast. I find this to be an issue for some members. This website was supposed to be used to express our opinions to each other. There's almost no reason to quit here unless you have much more Important stuff to do like College. All of these reasons are lame excuses to quit. - The_FictionyKnight

Popularity is something very rare on this site, that only 1 out of 1000 users get to obtain without starting controversies. I bet if I never started any controversies, I would still be unknown to this day, because I'm very unlucky as a user, and would've had to force people into following me to get followers. I heard one user cared about popularity so much that he kept annoying people until he got what he wanted. He never did.


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2 They don't have a boyfriend or a girlfriend on the site

TheTopTens isn't a dating list! Online dating is awkward and uncomfortable - BlueDiamondFromNowhere

Wherever you find love is okay to me, but please, know the risks. Especially for all the young people on this site, remember that dating is EXTREMELY risky when its anonymous. - keycha1n

Has this actually happened? Are there actually people dating on this website? Why do I have so may questions?!?! - Cheese567

This isn't a dating site. I have friends here, but dating is socially awkward. - Userguy44

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3 They get criticized

I'm okay with criticism, but if you do it to me every time. We're going to have a problem. - SapphireGrim

Getting criticized is great! It helps you on improving. - MostTalented_BoyX

One of the great things about the site. - Songsta41

People need to face the truth. - Luckys

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4 Someone thumbs-downed your comment

Now, sadly, the thumbs down feature has been removed - styLIShT

I remember when you could do that!

So? People have opinions! - Userguy44

Sadly, I see comments of people supporting animal abuse and bullying.
But the sicc creators of the website wouldn't let me dislike them. - BurritoSeal

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5 People don't have the same opinions as them

If you have different opinions, that's even more of a reason to stay. You add diversity to the opinions on the site and keep it interesting. If everyone always agreed with each others opinions, everyone would blend into one and everyone on the site would be insignificant. Besides, if you have different opinions, you will get a lot more attention. Don't take that advantage and retire with it. - Songsta41

The most stupid argument for lists like TTT. If everybody should have the same tastes and opinions, what's the use of those lists at that moment? It would be just a information site like Wikipedia or any other site that gives informations about a subject or topic. It would be also very boring since this is a site based on opinions and not accurate facts ( which would therefor the same for anyone ). If everybody should agree opinions from different sources and persons as the right ones without contra-opinion / pro-opinion or contestion, well... that's called fascism. Also, this is not a popularity / fame contest. I know that I'm just a visitor ( and I have my favorite TTT lists and my less favorite TTT lists ) but I actually learned a lot on the TTT ( how some people think of something for good or bad, how some people are overrate or underrate some subjects, etc... ). There can be real reasons why a Top Tenner retire ( personal problems in their life, their personal situation that ...more

Even though some people despise sitcoms and pop punk, I absolutely love them. I don't go on a rant towards someone who likes something I hate. Opinions are a way of life. - PhoebeThunderman


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6 PositronWildhawk didn't follow you

If you can get at least one follower, you're on the road for a good time. If Positron never follows you, then so what?

I think he's a terrible, overrated user.

He didn't follow me and I didn't quit - BoyGenius234


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7 They thought TheTopTens gives you money by making lists but realize they don't.

This is Truly dumb. Did anyone actually retire in this manner? - Animefan12

There's no way someone was actually that stupid, right? Oh wait, this is the internet.

I wish they would give me money. Of course then everyone would be hammering out crappy lists just to get some dollar to pay their bills. - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter

What the hell

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8 You lost one of your followers

Eh, losing one follower doesn't make a difference. You can just get one or two or more in a day or week or maybe even ten in the same time span (though, that's just me). Plus, this site is more about contributing content rather than being a popularity contest (to most of an extent, but you get the picture). I know I was pretty crazy about getting followers back in the day, but while I do have quite a large following now, I think what's more important than having lots of followers is creating content that your followers will enjoy or praise for your hard effort. That's how I see it. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Really? Retiring because of that? This happens to me all the time, it is mostly because users delete their accounts.

I lose followers but I barely notice

I have lost followers.Of course mostly account deletions - DarkBoi-X

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9 They think the website is not popular

I rather be on a site that is not as popular than to be on Instagram and those stupid popular sites.

This site isn't popular because there are only around 100 active users.

Or how about you add quality content and make this site popular? - styLIShT

Nobody cares

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10 One of your lists got removed

That's your problem - Carri796

I wish one of my lists got removed. - Userguy44

My lists got removed it happens

Stuff happens.

The Contenders

11 No one commented on your post

My posts don't get comments and I'm still here

Because you have no idea how to moderate comments. - AlphaQ

You're here to make lists.

That makes me feel more motivated to make a better post, it might just mean the one without comments wasn’t good, and if I make a good post, it would get comments. - sadical

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12 Their lists never get approved and they blame the admin

Sometimes it is admin to blame. - Chaotixhero

Lucky for you, you can make just about any list with the new My List option! However it won't look good when you appear on a rankings list...

My newest list got merged because I didn't realize it was already a similar list. But I'm alright - AlphaQ

That's there problem - Carri796

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13 You don't have a featured list

I'm actually really excited because my star wars list has been at the top of the featured page for three days now! - GrimmShady

I'm still waiting for one of my lists to get there! Just one!

I had to wait forever for my first featured list - Randomator

That’s OK.

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14 They think the site is getting old

Who cares if the site is getting old? It's still a awesome site and that there's a lot of members online everyday! - MostTalented_BoyX

So Is Morgan Freeman but he is still awesome. - Cheese567

The site was made in 2005, the same year Youtube was made. Youtube isn't old, but TheTopTens is getting way too old flooded with terrible users.

This is an okay reason. It could get boring after awhile - Randomator

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15 One of your lists isn't popular

Popularity leads to at least one person stalking you and finding out who you are, where you live, and what your life is like. In other words, no thank you.

A lot of my relatively creative lists are unpopular, do I retire because of that? No. - styLIShT

So - Carri796

16 Someone you followed left TheTopTens

Oh no, Alexandr left! My life is ruined!

Oh no Britgirl left! I want to leave! - Userguy44

AnnieCallie and Aragorn98 left but I'm still here. - DarkBoi-X

If nightmarecinema left I'd leave

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17 They think they are a loser in this site

Did someone call you that? No. Stop thinking of that! No ones a loser! - MostTalented_BoyX

Wow you got your feelings hurt *claps* if people hurt your feelings online how you gonna get through the real world - Carri796

I don't think I'm a loser, I know I'm one, and the entire site would agree with me about this.

I mean, I am one, but I’m not going to retire! - sadical

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18 They don't like Dimash Kudaibergen

Hello? Vote Spammer Revolution? We can combat the Dimash voters? Eh?

19 They wanted to make a "Reasons Why I'm Retiring" list

Just make the list for April Fools Day! - sadical

20 They don't get respect from others

Here's a tip: Respect them and you"LL gets their respect. It's really not that hard! - MostTalented_BoyX

Here's a tip you want respect you earn it. - egnomac

Earn your damn respect.

You have to earn it - Randomator

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21 They died

This Is actually a very legitimate reason. - Cheese567

That's a good reason. - SapphireGrim

This can be legit. I really think at least 1 person has died on here. - FerrariDude64

Haven’t naFrovivus and DisneyAnime1994 died? - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

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22 Some guy says lol and you think it's a bad word

How on Earth is this a bad word? - EpicJake

It usually means "laugh out loud." What's wrong with that? - Powerfulgirl10

There's nothing wrong with laugh out loud

If someone does this I'm gonna go up to em and say Boi you an idiot - Carri796

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23 Your favorite list got removed

Well your problem - Carri796

24 Because a bunch of other users leave

That seems to be the common reason now. I mean seriously it seems like everyone just leaves because other users leave nowadays - Randomator

Come on, even I wouldn't leave for that reason. It's just an excuse for you to get attention.

I saw one user whom I won’t name that said they left because others left. - PackFan2005

25 One of their lists did not get approved

Just happened to me for the first time last night. - allamassal

Happened to me yesterday

So - Carri796

26 You think it's getting boring

It's getting boring for me sometimes. - Userguy44

OK whatever - Carri796

27 They get cyber bullied by visitors or by other members

This is actually a perfectly legitimate reason to retire.

This one is actually a good reason to retire. - Skullkid755

I find this reasonable. - SamuiNeko

Block them then. - Userguy44

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28 They hate a certain user

If you retire because of this, you're being a coward. What I mean is, ignore the user instead of leaving the site. I mean, it's ONE user. - EpicJake

Just block the user. He won't talk to you. - AlphaQ

If you hate that user so much then ignore them - Carri796

Just ignore them

29 Popular Toptenners don't follow them

Eh, I don't know how it feels, three legends and super popular users followed me on my first week. But they might follow you in the future, so why should you care?! - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

PositronWildhawk doesn't follow me and? - Userguy44

Really *ashamed* man when did we became babies - Carri796

Followers aren’t even what matters.

30 They have issues

OK I get it - Carri796

31 They only look at lists like this

Yeah I can see that - Carri796

32 Their member score never improves and they blame admin

I am sorta obsessed with the whole member score thing, but I don't necessarily make slapdash content because of that, and I would never retire because of that - styLIShT

There isn't anything to blame admin for it. Admin may follow some users and don't follow others. But in this case they are serious. You'll automatically get points if you work. - zxm

Why are you blaming someone for something they are not doing wrong? - EpicJake


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33 They think there's more to life

That's actually a pretty valid reason, nothing wrong with that - styLIShT

This is a valid reason - Randomator

Yes I see that - Carri796

34 People they follow don't follow them back

Not like followers mean anything anyway - Randomator

Umm whatever - Carri796

35 They are getting popular

I just reached my goal: 100 followers! Time to retire! - sadical

Why should you quit - Carri796

Then why quit - Randomator


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36 They can't curse

That be there problem - Carri796

K I cursed

37 Few People like Danny Phantom

People gets LIFE - Carri796

Sorry A LIFE - Carri796

38 They got offended

Sure some lists are rude but the whole site ain't as bad as the Worst Religions list.

39 Their opinions are'too unpopular'

Seriously this site needs variety. It seems like everyone has similar opinions - Randomator

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1. PositronWildhawk didn't follow you
2. One of your lists got removed
3. Someone thumbs-downed your comment
1. Someone thumbs-downed your comment
2. You lost one of your followers
3. One of your lists isn't popular
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