Top Ten Things You Commonly Find In a User Ranking List of TheTopTens

The Top Ten

1 Regardless of the list title, the creator just puts their friends as the first ten in that list

And this right here is why I don't make user ranking lists. - Minecraftcrazy530

Or themselves. What a surprise. - PositronWildhawk

Reminds me of Top Ten Coolest TopTenners in which the creator of the list put himself on top.

I make TopTenners list but I don't put my friends I just put the first name I see or think of - speed

2 List titles are pointless most of the time

Most Anticipated Users of 2014 was one. How exactly can you anticipate someone signing up? - PositronWildhawk

Some visitors made these names for themselves, like The_Violist. So that list makes sense, but I think there's not enough people for that. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Yeah - iliekpiez

I agree with PW - EpicJake

3 Reason why the user is good - They are nice

Some new users who do nothing on the site get 100 followers, while the actual contributors get about 20 or 30.

You shouldn't judge them only on kindness, how about list quality. - ToptenPizza

It's a good reason, but add a comment to support your claim and/or expand upon it. - Cyri

This reason is common. - Delgia2k

4 Ranking of the users apart from the first three is done on the basis of how well you know them

How would you vote for someone if you don't know about them or their lists? This item makes no sense. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

I totally agree with this. - kormo

Bang on. - iliekpiez

5 No mention of users you dislike even if they actually deserve it

I can't name users but I do hate some visitors who can't even respect my opinion - CerealGuy

6 Making a monthly list and putting your friends and popular users on it regardless of who was brilliant in that month
7 Putting popular users in certain titles where they aren't particularly good at

Seriously, Britgirl was high on the List of Users with the best Blog Posts or something. - Puga

8 Users repeatedly voting for themselves as the best

They think being higher on a lame user ranking list makes them a better user than others which is why they spam vote themselves on it. - christangrant

I voted for myself once, and another person once. I'll keep voting for that person. - Cyri

You can do that if you are the best. EDIT: This is a bad comment, isn’t it?

9 Making weird titles for user ranking lists just for the sake of making them

Lol. I made Top Ten Users of TheTopTens With the Stinkiest Farts. I made it just to mess around. List ideas are scarce these days, so of course I had to use the first idea that came in my mind. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Yeah - iliekpiez

10 A user having the same top ten order in all the user ranking lists they make regardless of the list title

You see this in lists about music artists too. I've seen it too much. - PositronWildhawk

Really? - iliekpiez

The Contenders

11 If it's anything good PositronWildhawk and Britgirl are always at the top

This is also an appropriate answer. - kormo

They only put them there because they're popular. Popularity doesn't always equal quality. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Great users, but there are other users on this site, you know. - Cyri

When I make my user ranking lists, I make sure they aren't at the top.

12 Listing underrated users in TheTopTen and giving reasons like they should too get a mention even if the title has no "underrated" word in it

This one makes sense if you have a convincing argument, such as with Hardest Working Inspiring Users, but most of the time it's shallow and redundant. - PositronWildhawk

I list few underrated but great users:
ArchAces/Yoshimi Archie (in my case) - CerealGuy

13 The creator puts themselves on the list
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