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.

I'm not very popular and it doesn't force me to leave here. Why would I want to be popular? - Userguy44

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

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

I never got the appeal of online dating, I mean your "girlfriend" you been having virtual sex with could be a 7 year old boy who pretends to be a girl online. - XxembermasterxX

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

3 They get criticized

Criticism isn't that bad. The people who can't handle this criticism are probably sensitive. - Userguy44

I bet the people that left because of criticism are oversensitive people who would have been parasites to the site. - DarkBoi-X

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

Criticism is necessary you 8 year olds needta understand this. - TriggerTrashKid

4 Someone thumbs-downed your comment

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

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

I remember when you could do that!

And? You need honest feedback sometimes no matter how sad.

5 People don't have the same opinions as them

Yes, this is a very dumb reason. How are you supposed to think that everyone has the same opinions as you? Just learn to respect other opinions if you think so. - Userguy44

Cause not everyone agrees or disagrees with a certain thing.

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

6 PositronWildhawk didn't follow you

I think he's a terrible, overrated user.

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?

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

He didn't follow me and did I quit? - PeeledBanana

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 are you talking about?! I made $30,000 on my lists last year. - GrimmShady

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 lost more than five or six followers. And some users followed me, and I followed them back. But after I followed them some of them unfollowed me. I don't give much attention to it. - zxm

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

Because this website is very good and not overly rated. - malamJONES

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.

Well life goes on - Carri796

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

13 They think the site is getting old

This isn’t a dumb reason at all. There are users retiring because of this. This is also one of the reasons why I want to retire. - Userguy44

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.

14 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

Again your problem - Carri796

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

16 Someone you followed left TheTopTens

Oh no, Alexandr left! My life is ruined!

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

If nightmarecinema left I'd leave

Boredjeff02 left and I'm still here - BoyGenius234

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'm a loser in this site, but I'm not quitting any time soon! - MarioMaster101

18 They don't like Dimash Kudaibergen

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

19 They don't get respect from others

You need to earn your respect with quality content and a good personality might help as well. - Userguy44

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.

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

Just make the list for April Fools Day! - sadical

21 They died

This Is actually a very legitimate reason. - Cheese567

That's a good reason.

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

I died and I'm still online... - SirSkeletorThe3rd

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

Lol used to mean 'Lots Of Love'. - FennikenFan9

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

26 You think it's getting boring

Again not a dumb reason. For the most part, this site is actually getting boring. - Userguy44

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

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 Their member score never improves and they blame admin

Then you need to work harder on your content to improve your member score. - Userguy44

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

30 Popular Toptenners don't follow them

Popular Toptenners don't follow me, and I'm not quitting any time soon! - MarioMaster101

PositronWildhawk doesn't follow me and? - Userguy44

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

Followers aren’t even what matters.

31 They think there's more to life

There is actually more in life than just TheTopTens. - Userguy44

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

This is a valid reason - Randomator

Valid reason. - Misfire

32 They have issues

OK I get it - Carri796

33 They only look at lists like this

Yeah I can see that - Carri796

34 They don't like Jackie Evancho

Why do people keep bringing up Jackie Evancho? - Userguy44

35 People they follow don't follow them back

Not like followers mean anything anyway - Randomator

Umm whatever - Carri796

36 They are getting popular

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

Why should you quit - Carri796

Then why quit - Randomator


37 They can't curse

That be there problem - Carri796

K I cursed

38 Few People like Danny Phantom

People gets LIFE - Carri796

Sorry A LIFE - Carri796

39 They got offended

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

40 Their opinions are'too unpopular'

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

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