Top Ten Things You May Not Have Known You Can Do On TheTopTens

On the surface, TheTopTens is a fairly straight forward voting site. But once you create an account and really dig into it, you may find there is a lot more you can do.

The Top Ten

1 Turn off third-party advertising

I always turn ads off, the ads can sometimes be distracting on the top tens when they appear in the list under some items - trains45

How? - MarioMaster101

I actually did know about this and actually allowed third-party advertising for a time. However, in recent times the ads started slowing down my browser so I turned it off now. - NuMetalManiak

Looking to speed up your browsing or simply don't like seeing banner advertising on TheTopTens? Go to your profile page, go to the manage account section, and remove the check next to Allow third-party advertising. - admin

2 Edit your comments

I knew this - AwesomeJawson

There are some cmmts I wanna edit and delete but they're sooo far back

I'm writing this comment to try and edit it. - Aquastar_of_DewClan

I'm surprised how many people here, even members, haven't noticed they can do this, or even reply to comments. Still seeing so many chains of unlinked comments after this was put in place annoys me. - PositronWildhawk

Click on the button with 3 lines next to your comment and hit the pencil button. I think you can only do this once. - Pokemonfan10

3 Moderate comments on your posts

I know how to do that but I found out about 3 months ago. - cosmo

How do you make posts? (I'm kinda new so I wouldn't know) - AlphaQ

Didn't know how to do this until a couple months ago... - Turkeyasylum

Yeah and I disable my comments because I don't want to deal with anyone giving out negative comments.

4 Delete your comments

I knew this but I have had a bug that a deleted comment came back and I had to delete it again it kinda annoying when the bug happens - trains45

Knew this too - AwesomeJawson

Wait! WHAT? - MarioMaster101

I delete my comments all the time because I realize they sound really stupid. - RockFashionista

5 Block senders

In my opinion, instead of having the current policy, why not have a new policy where whenever two users are fighting really badly the can no longer comment on the post they're arguing and they have to block each other from sending messages. - Therandom

Is there another user you're not interested in receiving message from any more? Someone who keeps bugging you to follow them or vote on their lists? You can block them from sending you messages and if you decide to reverse your decision in the future, you can just as easily unblock them. - admin

Before I even knew this list existed, I knew how to block a sender. - GrapeJuiceK

Might just well block cosmo… he hates me anyway… =/ =(


6 Edit your remixes

I find it very useful. I do this all the time especially on my lists. When I have a new item better than some old one, I immediately include the new one in my remix. Or, sometimes I see that more popular items get too overrated and I edit my remix to give a chance to less popular but better items. - Metal_Treasure

Times change, tastes change. If you discovered a new song or artist, you can go back and revise your remixes. If a new game was released, you can update your remix to include it. - admin

Exactly admin, times change, tastes change, I use this quite often - MatrixGuy

It is a good idea to edit. You should choose wisely, folks! - EpicJake

7 Receive message notifications by email

Didn’t know this at all - AwesomeJawson

Don't worry about logging into TheTopTens throughout the day just to check on your messages. You can have message notifications sent to you directly via e-mail so you know if you have new messages and who sent them to you. - admin

8 Open multiple messaging windows at the same time

You don't have to keep going back to the messages page to bounce between different conversations. You can use the pop-out link at the bottom of the messages (depending on device size) to move your conversations to a separate windows so you can have multiple conversations active at the same time. - admin

9 Save list drafts

Have an idea for a list but haven't completely fleshed it out? Can only think of a few items but want to keep working on it? When adding a list, we'll automatically save a draft of your list that you can keep returning to until you are ready to submit it for inclusion on the site. Plus, because your draft is saved on our servers, you can start your list on one device and continue editing on any other device with a modern browser. - admin

I've got quite literally 30+ drafts for lists and a couple blogs too. Thank goodness, its very useful for storing my ideas and sorting out my thoughts. - keycha1n

I mean, I sometimes get bomb-ass ideas for lists in the middle of the night and I just quickly open TTT and put the titke in add list and save draft. It's a very useful feature - styLIShT

This and the draft feature for for blogs have made using the site a lot easier and more enjoyable. - PetSounds

10 Make lists

Woah. So great. WHEN ARE WE GONNA GET TO THE GOOD STUFF ADMIN!?!?!? - Firemist

I have seen everything now... bye. - Pokemonfan10

Thanks for the tip! This will definitely help me in the future. - mmarce445

Woah! Sounds so cool! I'll make a list on Overhated countries now! - TeamRocket747

The Contenders

11 Choose who can send you messages

Explains why ModernSpongBobSucks doesn't send me any PMs. I've been wanting to have a chat with the guy. - AlphaQ

I had no idea before! Just go to manage account and at the bottom are three options
1. Anyone can send you messages
2. Only people you follow can send you messages
3. Only admins can send you messages
This was very helpful, mine was always on 2 but I like the first option more, and more users should change their settings to that. - Songsta41

12 Add an item

Oh wow I did not know that

NANI?! - RoseWeasley

Well you just did it! - DrayTopTens

Wow! I didn't know that! - TeamRocket747

13 Make an account

Wow! I never knew that! - DrayTopTens

Oh really? I didn't know that was possible!

Oh, really? I guess I should make one right now. - Misfire

How? - RoseWeasley

14 Read lists

How do you do this wonderful, little known thing? - RoseWeasley



*YOU - Firemist

15 Get suspended

I know from personal experience, and what makes you think that a pervert on the site gets in less trouble? - IceFoxPlayz

We know already! - Firemist

16 Vote on a list

! You mean I have the ability to vote on a Top 10 list?!
I-AM-MIND-BLOWN! - RogerMcBaloney

Wow! I did not know this! This site is amazing (sarcasm) - shadomatrix

WHAT? I am missing out! - Misfire

Thanks for telling me this! You the best (sarcasm) - AlphaQ

17 Ask the admin to follow you

Admin, I am your biggest fan, please follow me! - RogerMcBaloney

O okay please follow me - Yoshidude

Ooh, please follow me. - TerryThebestsoccerplayer

Admin please follow me

18 Follow your own account

lol how?

A bug occurred and I did it. - Cyri

How? - Firemist

My other account follows me so that it's easier for me to find it. - AlphaQ

19 Have your lists removed

Alright I can try to delete it! - ArcticWolf

My list I mean - ArcticWolf

I just sent a message to delete an original list that I had due to a careless error. I don't know if they'll do it or not.

They deleted one of my duplicate lists. The request worked. - listotaku17

20 Add comments

Thanks for the tip! - TeamRocket747

I don't do this. - Cyri

21 Report items that shouldn't be on a list

Everyone knows that, admin! - Firemist

It hasn't worked for me at all, even though all of the complaints were legitimate. - floral

I've reported a lot of them. Only two or three worked. - zxm

Tried it. Didn't work.

22 Add images to lists

Even though it doesn't work and I don't know why? - IIBK

23 Post images in private messages

First let me take a selfie - Luckys

What?! How?! - Sassy13crown

24 Delete your remix

Yes, you can do it. - zxm

25 Report irrelevant comments on an item

WE KNOW STUPID. - Firemist

Because when I was scrolling down the comments for Top 10 Worst Anime Characters at Sugou Nobuyuki from Sword Art Online, someone posted a comment not EVEN related to Sugou. In this case, it was a hate comment against Kirito. TYPE THE CORRECT COMMENTS FOR THE CORRECT ITEMS, IDIOTS! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

BOTDFYesLedZeppelinNo got me in trouble cause of that. - AlphaQ

26 Follow other users

I'm Admin's 500th follower. - I80

Stop adding useless items, admin. - Firemist

What? No, it can't be true! - Cyri

No way - KingSlayer93316

27 Create multiple accounts

We know. - Firemist

28 Add images to your blog posts

You can and I made a post about how to do so - MLPFan

29 Earn more list submissions by writing high quality lists

Admin will only give you more list submissions as long as the lists you submit are high quality enough (by that I mean lists with helpful descriptions and comments).

30 Make lists about stuff we already know
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