Top 10 Things TopTenners Do When Trying to Seek Attention

The Top Ten
1 Claim they are the best

No one can be the best, I'm not the best, but I'm not the worst. I don't care if I get more popular than Positron Wildhawk or get kicked in the dirt and forgotten in the sands of time. I'll still be the same old me

This will surely get you attention, but not the kind you want.

2 Fake retire

How do you even "retire" for real? Just stop using your account?

3 Create a hoax story
4 Make fun of other users
5 Call themselves overrated

Really? I would've said that people who want attention call themselves underrated!

6 Say things that will make people angry
7 Claim somebody hacked their account

The word "claim" is a huge accusation and assumption that a particular member is lying purely to seek attention. I myself haven't had my account hacked (no one would ever guess my password) but some members do genuinely have their accounts hacked and they turn to other members because it's distressing. I can't imagine any member doing this Just for attention. It would be pretty warped if they did...

That's a very easy way to get sympathy and attention on the site.

8 Make a list why he/she's a bad user
9 Make a list solely for the purpose of stirring up controversy
10 Add their name to every user ranking list

Primo reason we've been doing the end of the year user rankings list at the end of start if the year is to prevent this kind of thing.

The Contenders
11 Make unoriginal lists

Bonus points if they don't put any effort on their lists.

"Top 10 kids soundtrack from cartoons that shopping malls shouldn't play
#1. Dora the explorer theme - this song would hurt my ears if it was played at it would be the worst song to be played to
#2. Caillou theme song - this song would also hurt my ears it's the worst song that can be played"

Best Songs of 2001
Best Songs of 2002
Best Songs of 2003…
These all just rip off each other. It's pretty much taking a pretty general list like "Best Songs of All Time" and dividing it into more specific categories. Users just use to get more lists and improve their member score. Make sense?

Or making a crowd of lists without caring about the quality just to see themselves at the newest lists page all the time.

I'm gonna take a break from making lists for a while. I felt weird making more than one list in a row.

12 Hate good things

Whe I make a list about why this or that game is bad, I did it for fun. I don't know why people are taking my Mario Galaxy list so seriously. I was only joking. But in my honest opinion, Super Mario Galaxy is enjoyable but it doesn't interest me.

This item makes no sense. Everyone has a different opinion of what can be "good", so it makes no sense. And if there is a list of what is "good", then show it to me right now. This item is somewhat narcissistic.

People do this a lot, but there's one particular member who demonised people for standing up to it. The site still bears the scars for long after he stopped.

The problem with this item is how the word "good" doesn't have a fixed definition.

13 Make comments and remixes

They do this in the hopes that someone will see their profile underneath the comment and click on it so they can get someone else on their profile page.

I post tons of comments but I don't do it to try to get attention. I just do it for the enjoyment of it!

Hey, I just comment because I want to share my views on whatever subject the list is about.

I make more than 15 remixes a day and and I post a lot of comments but not for attention.

14 Beg for followers

I managed to get about 40 followers without begging for them. You should try to get followers by doing these few things:
1. Come up with a catchy username that could attract certain TopTenners.
2. Make as much creative lists as possible.
3. Explore any lists on TheTopTens and comment on some items, so your username can appear. Or you can even make a well-constructed post to attract even more users.
4. Follow a TopTenner. Some TopTenners may actually follow you back if you do so.
5. Make your profile page look interesting. A lot of TopTenners who are famous have well-crafted profile pages.
6. Respect other people's opinions and be nice.
While I am currently a newcomer in TheTopTens, I hope I can become as good a user like Garythesnail.

The "follow me, follow back" policy of certain users is a nonsense way of getting followers. It defeats the purpose of following which is to be notified of the activity of users you like and admire.

I'd rather get followers by my hard work than gain sympathy by other users.

There are even cases where people might put this as their username

15 Say they are somebody their not
16 Obsess over the stats

I do this on the "Most Comments". I'm guilty of that.

17 Call themselves underrated

I used to think of saying this, but I never made a comment about it.

18 Add "Justin Bieber" to every list

I didn't seek attention for doing that! But I got some bragging rights!

Seriously. This joke never was funny in the first place. Am I right?

19 Obsess wildly over their favorite characters

Or their favorite anything, for that matter.

20 Ask people to vote on their lists

I don't really see anything bad with promoting your own content if you do it properly.

Please, please vote on my lists because I don't have any and it makes me sad. (sheds a tear.)
That is extremely annoying when users do this!

The same happens in the case of posts too.

All the time. Ugh. I'm tired of this

21 Contribute to music category

I have at least three lists in the music category.

22 Be a good user

I think some people do the latter and try to be bad users, sometimes, for infamy. I think that's a little counterproductive, and I am more of a goody-two-shoes anyway.

But this is actually a good way.

There's the people who are naturally kind, and there are others who are for attention.

23 Announce a "retirement"

Again: How the heck do you do this in the first place? Not that I plan on retiring, but because I'm SO confused.

Trust me, I tried this once. Didn't do anything!

24 Call themselves stupid

I really am stupid, I'll admit that. I just don't like it when Rainbow Dash fans call me it.

Then treat them like they're stupid. No need to personally attack them, though.

But I really AM! Ask my alter ego, he knows!

I just call myself stupid as a joke.

25 Leave for 5 months then come back and tell everyone you're back

I left for 3 days because I was on vacation.

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