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 Edit your comments

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

We all make mistakes whether they be spelling, grammar, or just that you meant to say something else. Fortunately, if you were logged in when you submitted a comment, you can edit that comment. - admin

Unfortunately, both this feature and the comment reply feature only work for the first three comments on a list when I'm browsing on mobile. - PetSounds

I know this one because my comment got deleted - Spiritualsavedboy

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2 Turn off third-party advertising

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

I surprise they even let you do this I though that's a way how to get money on websites - AND_IM_GONE_tK

Or, I can just use AdBlock like I have been doing, so I guess the feature is useless. Besides, why would you even allow third party advertising? At least I don't have to deal with the "It appears you are using an adblocker, and you are going to leave this site" thing.

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3 Delete your comments

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

How do you delete your comments?

Wow, never knew you could do that! But how do you?

Mine got deleted - Spiritualsavedboy

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4 Moderate comments on your posts

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

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

Is there a way to remove comments that are already on the post? - CostcoHotDogs

I'd never know this if ProPanda hadn't told me. Thanks to him. - zxm

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5 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

I messed up a bit on my last remix (the order wasn't that right),and my comments on the items kinda *sucked*,I'll edit it when I have time,likely tomorrow. - Elina

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6 Receive weekly email reports

A problem: whenever I type my email into the box and click save, and it says saving, it never fully saves. Ever. It just leaves me hooked on the saving screen forever. Could someone address this problem? - Puga

Get a weekly recap showing the activity on your new lists, what lists have been submitted by the people you follow, and if you have earned any new followers in the last 7 days. - admin

Huh! I didn't know you could do this - Ultron123

Oh that's helpful. How do I do it? - ToptenPizza

Go into manage account settings, enter your email, and select your email preferences. - PositronWildhawk

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7 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… =/ =(


8 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

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

I do that if I'm trying to look for more items or just lazy. - SapphireGrim

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9 Receive message notifications by email

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

10 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

The Contenders

11 Make lists

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

I never knew that... Thanks! (sarcasm) - ---ChargedZircon---

How do you do this? (sarcasm) - micahisthebest

You don't say? - naFrovivuS

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12 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

13 Change back to the old messaging system
14 Add an item

Wow, how? I need to do this! Someone tell me how! - Music_Lover123

15 Report items that shouldn't be on a list

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

Tried it. Didn't work.

I got trolled on one of my lists. Some moron added "I eat poop" to "Top Ten Facts About User Powerfulgirl10." It won't even show up. - Powerfulgirl10

I never report anything but I think someone has reported some because on my list on 10 Things you wouldn't want to see when you break into someone's house some visitor put AlphaQ pole dancing, then the same guy wrote AlphaQ wearing a bra, then AlphaQ wearing a thong (I don't even know what that is! ), AlphaQ showing of his bra collection and Naked AlphaQ. Ok Mr Troll that's enough jokes. - AlphaQ

16 Post images in private messages

What?! How?! - Sassy13crown

17 Make an account

I have an account. I just never log out because I forgot my password AGAIN and I can't log in without my password. - AlphaQ

Wow... I doesn't know I can do it! Wow! - ---ChargedZircon---

I am ChatNoirFan18. I honestly have an account. But, I accidentally log out and I trying to log in again but it can't. Is my password get blocked or something? My account doesn't get suspended or terminated. - ChatNoirFan18

18 Delete your remix V 1 Comment
19 Add images to lists

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

20 Vote on a list

I didn't know I could do this. This is life changing. - Rambles

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

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1. Report items that shouldn't be on a list
2. Moderate comments on your posts
3. Follow other users
1. Delete your comments
2. Receive weekly email reports
3. Choose who can send you messages
1. Block senders
2. Turn off third-party advertising
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