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

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.

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.

I’ve already done this. I use TheTopTens on my school iPad, and the school blocks all advertising on websites so I probably wouldn’t have needed to do this anyway. For those of you who don’t know, go onto your profile page, then click on the cog icon in the top right-hand corner, which will take you to Settings. There, switch the third party advertising toggle to off.

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

2 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.

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.

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.

I used to be able to edit comments on my profile page - I can only edit them now if I go to the list I made the comment on.

3 Moderate comments on your posts

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

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

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

I didn't figure this out until maybe a month ago.

4 Block senders

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

6 Delete your comments

Decide a comment isn't worth keeping on the site? Add something you later regret? Feel free to delete it.

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

Is there a way to delete lists too? Because I want to delete some of mine.

How do you delete your comments? Can someone teach me?

7 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.

Ok, I admit, the other comments of mine in this list is sarcasm, but I genuinely didn't know this.

Didn’t know this at all

Wow ok...
Hehe I'm a free soul I lodged out for a second😂

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.

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.

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.

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

Perfect. So now every time I need to sleep or go somewhere important, I just save my draft and finish up my list later!

10 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.

Explains why I can't send Britgirl any messages...

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.

The Contenders
11 Make lists

Umm... well thank you for reminding me what the point of the website is!

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

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

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

12 Ask the admin to follow you

I've seen a couple of lists that aren't that flattering towards admin, but as of now, I have no problem with admin and vice versa.

Challenge accepted. Admin, not to be that guy, but can you follow me? I'm a good boy and I'll take the land mines from your doorstep to a different place.

Please, admin, I request you to follow me. I'm one of your greatest fans.

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

13 Follow your own account

This is a glitch that happens quite rarely, if you get the chance and succesfully follow yourself, you mostly won't be able to unfollow yourself.

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

Question, when you follow someone, what basically happens?

My sister followed herself.

14 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).

15 Report items that shouldn't be on a list

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.

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.

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

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

16 Report irrelevant comments on an item

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!

BOTDFYesLedZeppelinNo got me in trouble cause of that.


17 Read lists

Ah well thank you very much kind sir no one could ever read lists but reading this list now I know how to read lists!

Why heavens! it never occurred to me! Thank you kind sir for enlightening me, I am forever changed and I offer unto you a thousand thanks

OMG how do I do this please tell me someone my heart is beating so fast this is unbelievable

Omg. This is so bizarre. I didn't know how to read lists before.

18 Create multiple accounts

Anyone with the lack of integrity or the desire to tip the scales on whatever list has done this at least twice.

We know.

19 Post images in private messages
20 Follow other users

Gee, I never would've thought of that! How? (Sarcasm. The rest of my comments are genuine, though.)

Admin, if you're reading this, thanks so much.

Stop adding useless items, admin.

I'm Admin's 500th follower.

21 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.

Thank you so much for the tip, I don't know how to make an account.

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

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

22 Have your lists removed

As much as I wanna delete my cringeworthy comments and lists, I have a feeling it would only cause damage as people would not know about the mistakes I made so they would prevent themselves from making any more.

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.

You just gotta ask admin to remove an offensive list you've made.

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

23 Add an item

Its at the bottom of some lists

Only if you have an account

Oh wow I did not know that

Wow! I didn't know that!

24 Vote on a list

Oh, this is so unbelievable and mind blowing. I can't believe it! I didn't know how to vote on a list before.

! You mean I have the ability to vote on a Top 10 list?!

I pressed the +, and this typing thing came up. Is this voting?

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

25 Get suspended

I heard it's more like you get a warning and if you continue to screw up you get a final warning and then you basically become a thing of the past.

We know already!

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