Things NOT to Do
- Don't pitch your products, services, or schemes. Listoid is not a spam platform.
- Don't game the system. Voting from multiple accounts will get you banned.
- Don't post copyrighted material unless you have permission.
- Don't vandalize lists.
- Don't hijack lists. If the topic is "Sushi Bars", don't change it to "Fast Food".
- Don't flip lists. If the topic is "Best Dating Sites", don't change it to "Worst Dating Sites".
- Don't troll, flame, rant, or spam in the comment or review sections.
Any of the above will get you banned. Listoid has zero-tolerance for spam.
List Creation and Editing Guidelines
Listoid is a community effort. If you're adding or editing content, observe the following standards:
- Every word in the title should be capitalized except for particles like "a", "the", "for", etc.
- Every sentence should start with a capital letter. Proper names should be capitalized.
- Don't write in all-caps.
- Every list must have a unique title.
- Every entry within a particular list must have a unique title.
- A moderator must approve a deleted list before its title can be re-used to start another list.
- List and entry titles should be unique, specific, and clear.
- Start the title off with an adjective to let users know what they're voting towards. Example:"Worst Science Fiction Movies".
- Common adjectives: Best, Top, Greatest, Hottest, Coolest, Worst, Funniest, etc.
- Good lists are specific. Instead of "Best Movies" try "Best Science Fiction Movie Sequels".
- Before making a list, run a few searches to make sure it doesn't already exist.
- Short, pithy titles are preferred.
- Titles should not use punctuation like periods, exclamation points, or question marks.
- Every list requires a description.
- Good descriptions are concise and objective. Personal opinion belongs in the comments.
- Not all entries require descriptions. Video and audio entries might not warrant them.
- End each sentence with a proper punctuation mark (usually a period).
- Lists are a lot more fun when you add colorful images.
- Images for entries are optional, but greately preferred.
- Nobody likes grainy pictures. Use high-resolution, uncompressed images.
- Be consistent with image size. Lists look much better when entries have similar-sized images.
- Every list requires a thumbnail.
- Good thumbnails instanlty symbolize their topic. An image of a grill is ideal for a BBQ list.
- Lists belong in the most appropriate sub-category available.
- If a list is relevant to more than one category, place it in the most appropiate one.
- If a list doesn't fit into any sub-category, add it to the most relevant top-level category.
- Avoid placing lists directly into top-level categories.
- Factual lists order items by numerical metric, like "Tallest Building in the World".
- Use Factual Lists to model scientifically verifiable data such as "Fastest Animals".
- Do not make factual lists about matters of opinion, like "Greatest Actors of All Time".
Advice for Editors
- Add to a list if you have something that genuinely makes it better.
- Edit typos, awkward wording, and grammar/punctuation errors as you spot them.
- Re-crop images or replace low-quality images with sharper ones.
- Reword vague titles so folks are clear on what their votes mean.
- Respect the original author's intent, otherwise start your own list.
- Remove obviously copyrighted material.
- Report spam, or delete it if you have permission.