Top Ten Signs You're a Stat Padder

What is a stat padder you may ask? It's someone who is on thetoptens but heavily prioritizes the Quantity over the quality.
The Top Ten
1 You message lots of users a link to your list

Even if I think it's a good list, I'm just not the kind of person to go around begging "Please check my___list!"

This is not a good thing to do. You don't wanna shove your content down others throats

I've expirienced this once, I had no idea who the music artist was, that the list revolved around

Yeah. I do this sometimes. I mostly share my list on BAND though.

2 You make copy lists

I made a few early on, but it was about four, I think

Like Sausagelover's list of Movies that don't deserve to be on the list of Worst movies of all time. It's already been made, but only approved because it was titled differently. Trying to attempt this deliberately will have you be considered as a stat padder


I don't

3 You have more lists than followers

Well, I'm not expecting to be followed by 400+ people. That won't stop me from including lists that might help increase the site's contents.

This may be true, but it's around 41 followers and 55 lists. I'm sure there are worse ratios out there.

This does apply to me, but if you have over 400 lists but only 33 followers, it becomes a real problem

Well at the moment 484 lists and 262 followers, I guess that's a big gap

4 You have no list ideas that aren't overly specific

No one really cares about say, if someone were to make a list of "Top ten Cities in Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Montana that have a population of over 200,000 and have more than 3 libraries". You get the whole idea. If your lists are like that, You clearly have ran out.

Some of my lists are a little specific, I suppose,but not overly specific

Nobody cares about your list of top 10 male celebrities who think Cookie Dough ice cream is overrated it’s overly specific

Yes most definitely.

5 You don't care about the community.

This is a grey area here. Some people say "oh, the best users don't care about popularity" However, the people not involved in the community at all, I say is Boring

Yes. Caring for the community means you are supporting other users list and post and just being a good friend.

It may seem like it 'cause I'm not quite outgoing, but I actually care about the community a LOT.

Well, I am heavily involved in the community, yet I am a heavy list maker

6 You have lots of posts, but no HQ ones

Yeah I try to make most of my post HQ.

Self Explanatory


Still, you can make low-tier HQ posts for stat padding

7 You've never had a featured list

Yeah. If you make consistent lists and they are high quality, one day you will get a featured lost. I've had about 8-10 featured list.

Especially if you've been on here for two or three years. Luckily for me, I already got a featured list in less than a year.

I really want to get a list featured man

Bruh, if I ever get any featured list, I would cry tears of joy.

8 You make letter lists

I made the interesting countries that begin on a certain letter series but it wasn't really much for stat-padding though, I only made them because I love comparing countries

I just despise those wastes of lists.

Ugh I can’t believe I used to do these

9 No one feels in the mood for messaging you

Dunno. It's probably more so myself than whoever doesn't feel like messaging me.

Then I get time to work on my post series!

I get messages almost everyday

This may seem cruel, but Stat padders that don't care less about the community, likely won't give Fellow top tenners the motivation to message.

10 You make lists that have no comments or visitors

Ah, yes. I find amazing and great ideas for lists I can make, only to find out someone already made a list about it, and it is a boring plain one. What I mean is if you add no comments to share why you added it.

I make a variety of lists. Some gain loads of votes, some do not. But all of them seem to gain at least one or two comments

That’s Stat Padding 101

Actually no. I have made tons of high quality lists and some of them are hits, some not so much.

The Contenders
11 You have twice the amount of userscore than the amount of followers

Userscore: 212
Followers (when I typed this up, anyway): 45. That's actually not the first thing I check when I get on TheTopTens, believe it or not. Although my followers are wonderful people (one's a troll, but you get where I'm coming from,) so are my parents, and my parents both need me for different reasons
Mom: Hide behind 'cause there's a tiny lizard
Dad: Help installing windows.

I can see if you have a little more than the amount of followers you have, but when it is two or three times, it's not so interesting

I have more than that. I have six times more member score. It's up at 1400, while I only have around 260 followers

Actually this isn't bad. Having a big user score means you are high quality and you are consistent. It is hard to get followers.

12 You make lots of lists

Define "lots." If fifty-something is considered lots, I agree. If it's hundreds, I'm halfway to one hundred,


only 85

13 You make a list about stat padding

I most certainly do not. I didn't even know what "stat-padding" is until I read the description of this list.

Oh, the irony!

Then I Guess We Half To Say You Are

14 You accuse others of stat padding

Newsflash: It's hard to accuse someone of something when you don't know what it means

I do not

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