Top Ten Improvements TheTopTens Has Made

I've been here for just over a year, and the site's features and browsability have increased drastically in that time period.

The Top Ten

1 Addition of the Feed

I love being able to check for new comments on my lists without having to browse through them all. - PetSounds

Visitors tend not to see the point, but the feed we have is all the more reason to sign up. - PositronWildhawk

2 Custom Profile Pictures

Most of the things were already there when I first arrived as a member on this site, but this change is what I liked the most as it happened long after I was here (even Cazaam sort of launched a petition for custom profile pics in his profile page before when we didn't have them). - Kiteretsunu

It makes each user's comments instantly recognizable. - PetSounds

In March, I signed up and this feature wasn't here. I'm glad it's here! - funnyuser

I thought they always had it. - letdot52

3 Removal of the Chatroom

It was hardly ever used and when it was, it was just by spammers. - PetSounds

No one was every there. - SSJ


I've viewed the toptens for a long time and I don't remember a chat room.

4 Hot New Lists

Makes finding lists worth reading much easier. Plus, it creates a friendly competition. I'm still gunning for that #1 hit! - PetSounds

Well, you were a #2 previously (no innuendo intended), so you have the potential. - PositronWildhawk

The competition may add something good to it like you said, but it means less attention to lists which I think deserve it. - PositronWildhawk

I like the competition for it. One of my lists has made it to Number 2, but never number 1. - Minecraftcrazy530

It lets me see the most interesting lusts first

5 More Categorization

Before, lists fell into a few basic categories. Now there are many subcategories, which make browsing much easier. - PetSounds

Its easier to browse

6 Improved Messaging System

When I first joined, each message came in individually. The string is much easier to follow and takes up less room in the inbox. - PetSounds

This has been a massive improvement. - PositronWildhawk

7 Ability to Opt Out of Advertising

Another incentive to create an account. - PetSounds

Good, because I hate advertisers.

8 Ability to Follow Other Users

Cool! I didn't know they didn't have this before. - Misfire

Believe it or not, waaay back in 2013, there was a category on our profiles called "Friends", but no "Add Friend" button. - PetSounds

9 Latest Votes Displayed On Profile Page

Generally a way to gauge how long a member has been around. - PetSounds

10 Ability to Reply to Comments

For whatever reason, I can only do this to the first three comments on a given page. - PetSounds

The Contenders

11 Online Members

I personally dislike this feature, but it has led members who might have ignored me otherwise to message me, for better and for worse. 808swag, for instance. - PetSounds

12 Ability to Delete Posts

After this feature, I deleted two of my posts which were kinda embarrassing. - Kiteretsunu

Thank goodness for this. - Britgirl

13 Ability to Block Users from Sending You Messages

This feature was added just after I created this list. Will be useful, I'm sure. I almost blocked Britgirl, though! - PetSounds

That block user button is really close to the send button. Something must be done with that. - Kiteretsunu

@K - I know. Thankfully, there's a popup screen that says "Are you sure you want to block so-and-so". Still dangerous, though. - PetSounds

14 Ability to Create Accounts

Well, we're going waaay back now. - PetSounds

15 New Pictures of People on Lists

It's good to see pictures of a fair few famous people next to their names on lists. But there are only a select few of them. I love the idea, but I think there should be a picture for every notable person whose picture is readily available, and presumably copyright-free. I also think it would be cool if users could add pictures which they wish to their names on user ranking lists. - PositronWildhawk

Glad you like it. We are actively adding pictures including people, artists, flags, sports, dog breeds... It's difficult to find Public Domain images for everything but they're on the way. Due to the sheer nature of items on some lists though we have started by only adding the top 10-20 entries. We'll get to the rest eventually. - Finch

Isn't there a way to add a picture of your own TopTens profile on a list? - creed99

16 Removal of the Forums

Wait, there was a forum?! I'd like that. Can see how it would have failed, though. - PetSounds

17 New Look to the Accomplishments
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