There's no super secret recipe really. If someone puts an album at #1 in their
list, it gets 10 pts. If someone puts it at #2, it gets 9 pts... and so on and
so on. We tally it all up and there's your ranking.
First, please sign up and/or sign in. Once you're signed in, there are two
ways to create a list: 1) if you're looking at a favorite10 list, there's a
link on the right hand side to create your own version of that list, or 2) you
can click on your name in the upper right hand side of any page and get to
your user page. You user page will show you any lists you have already
created and any lists that are available for creation.
Type in the name of the album in the search box. Because there are so many
albums out there, please be as specific as possible in your search. Then click
on the green + sign to add it to your list. The album you've just added will
be added to the bottom of your list. If you want to move items around in your
list, simply click on it and drag up or down.
You can add a comment about why you chose that album for that particular list if you like.
Search results are filtered for lists for a certain time period. For example,
if you want to create a list for 2007 and the album was issued in 2006, it won't
show up if you're searching while editing the 2007 list. If that's not the
case, please send us an email
the name of the album and we'll hop to it right away.
You can save a list as draft while you're working on it. Once you're ready to
show your list to the world, click Save & Publish. Remember that you must have
10 albums in a list to publish it. Also note that once you publish a list, it
can no longer be turned off. You can keep editing it though.
You can. It just won't be shown to the world. We do this because we want you
to make tough choices on your lists. If you could put 50 albums in your top
albums of all time... well then it wouldn't be a favorite 10 list would it? But
if you really must put 15 albums in your list, you should because you might
move those albums into your top 10 at some point...
Because of reissues and special editions, sometimes an album will show up twice
in search results. Choose the one that you think fits best -- i.e. look at the release date.
Hmmmm... either they are a bunch of haters or you need to get some better taste
in music. We suggest using f10 to find good music.