VeryBests FAQs

General

  1. What is VeryBests?
  2. How do I contact VeryBests if I have any comments or suggestions?
Voting
  1. How do you determine the order of the lists?
  2. How do I vote for an item in a list?
  3. Can I vote an item down the list or take votes away from an item?
  4. How often can I vote?
  5. Can I vote for more than one item?
Adding Lists
  1. How do I add a new list to VeryBests?
  2. I added a new list. When will it show up on the site?
  3. What are some reasons why my list would be rejected?
Adding Items to Lists
  1. How do I add a new item to a list?
  2. I added a new item to a list. When will it show up on the site?
  3. What are some reasons why my item would be rejected?
  4. What are "sponsored" items?
Adding Comments to Items
  1. How do I add comments to an item on a list?
  2. Do I have to add a comment for my vote to be counted?
  3. I added a comment to an item on a list. When will it show up on the site?
  4. What are some reasons why my comment would be rejected?
  5. What is the "Comment Quality" rating?
  6. What can I do about objectionable comments?
MyMusicLists Members
  1. Why would I want to register on VeryBests?




What is VeryBests?

VeryBests is a collection of visitor created music lists categorized by list type and made available for you to edit and add to as you see fit. Click here to view our entire collection of lists and begin adding your input to VeryBests.

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How do I contact VeryBests if I have any comments or suggestions?

We can be reached using the contact form at http://www.verybests.com/contact.asp.

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How do you determine the order of the lists?

Non-sponsored items in a primary list are ordered based on a system that factors in the number of votes each item receives as well as personal lists created by members. The more votes an item has and the higher it is ranked in member lists, the higher it appears in the primary list. If there are no sponsored items in a list, then the item with the most votes is in the number one spot, the items with the second most votes is in the number two spot, and so on. Sponsored listing always appear at the top of a list.

When a list is first created, the number one item on the list is assigned 10 votes, the number two items is assigned 9 votes and so on. Once the list is posted, other visitors can add votes to items on the list. Items will then move up and down the list according to the number of times the item has been voted on or included in member lists. That way, the most popular items will move to the top of the list while less popular items will be pushed down.

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How do I vote for an item in a list?

Simply go to the list page and click the Vote button next to the item you want to vote for.

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Can I vote an item down the list or take votes away from an item?

You cannot vote against an item in a list. If you feel that a particular item is ranked too high, then add your vote to another item in order to move it up or create your own version of the list. Items are ranked where they are because of the number of people who have voted on them. Just because you think an item should be ranked lower doesn't mean that your opinion is that of the majority.

That said, if there is an item on a list that is not appropriate for that list, you can send us a message stating why you feel the item should be removed. Please explain why the item should be removed and if possible, provide some evidence supporting your claim. Requests to remove an item that merely consist of "This doesn't go here. Whoever did this is a moron", tend to get glossed over.

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How often can I vote?

Visitors are able to vote on a list once every 7 days.

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Can I vote for more than one item on a list?

You can only vote for one item each time you vote on a list, however, you may create your own version of the list which will be incorporated in the rankings. Creating your own list is like voting for every item you add to your list and creating your own list gives you the ability to affect the rankings much more than by casting a single vote.

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How do I add a new list to VeryBests?

To add an original list, click here and enter the name of your list in the List Name field. You should enter a list name that tells people what types of items are in your list. For example, a list of the best songs of the 90s could be called "Best Songs of the 90s".

After naming your list, you can enter an optional list description. The list description is used to further explain the items in your list or to define the types of items that are appropriate for your list.

Then enter your items in the provided text boxes. For each item, you can also add a URL where visitors can go to learn more about the items and comments that further describe why you feel the item belongs on the list.

When you are finished filling out the form, click the Add List button to submit your list for approval.

To add your own version of a list that already exists on the site, first make sure you are logged in and browse to the list you would like to recreate. Click on the "Your List" tab and follow the instructions from there.
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I added a new list. When will it show up on the site?

When a new list is added to the site, we start by performing an automated check to identify spam or other objectionable content. Lists that pass this check are added to the site immediately and then moderated at a later time. During this moderation process, we will check for misspellings, inappropriate items, duplicate entries, etc. Depending on what we find, moderation may leave your list unchanged, added to, updated, merged with an existing list in the case of duplicates, or removed from the site if it does not meet quality guidelines. The amount of time this takes depends on a number of factors including the amount of time it takes to verify the accuracy of content and the number of lists awaiting approval.

Personal member lists based on existing lists will show up on the site as soon as you have completed the creation process. New items added during this process will also be displayed immediately but will be placed in the moderation queue.

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What are some reasons why my list would be rejected?

At VeryBests, we reserve the right to edit or reject any submissions as we see fit, however, we generally try to manage the lists with a more hands off approach. Some reasons why your submissions may have been edited or rejected include typos, poor grammar, inaccuracies, profanity and other objectionable content. Spammy lists will also be deleted since nobody wants to read a list where every item is a link to some overseas travel site. And finally, if we feel your list is a duplication of a list that is already on the site, we may add your items to the existing list instead of creating a new list.

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How do I add a new item to a list?

Registered and logged in members have the option to click on an Add New Item link at the bottom of the list page. Click the Add New Item button, fill out the form, and submit your item for approval. When creating a personal version of an existing list you will also have the option to add new items which will also be added to the approval queue.

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I added a new item to a list. When will it show up on the site?

We will add your new item after we have had a chance to make sure that it is appropriate for the list and that any associated comments are acceptable. The amount of time this takes depends on a number of factors including the amount of time it takes to verify the accuracy of content and the number of other items awaiting approval.

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What are some reasons why my item would be rejected?

Items may also be edited or rejected depending on their content. Items may also be rejected if they do not logically belong in a list. We aren't going to approve a Justin Beiber submission for a best female singers list.

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What are "sponsored" items?

Sponsored list items are items that are promoted to the top of lists regardless of the number of votes they have received. Typically, VeryBests is compensated in some fashion for this preferred placement.

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How do I add comments to an item on a list?

After you vote on a particular item in a list, you will be given the option to add comments supporting your vote. Enter your comments and click the Add New Comment button to submit your comments for approval.

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Do I have to add a comment for my vote to be counted?

No, comments are purely optional and do not affect rankings.

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I added a comment to an item on a list. When will it show up on the site?

Depending on comment quality and the results of an automated check to identify objectionable content, comments will show up on the site immediately or be placed in a moderation queue. The amount of time this takes to moderate comments depends on the number of other items awaiting approval.

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What are some reasons why my comment would be rejected?

Comments on VeryBests are for the purpose of making a case for an item in a list. Negative comments about an item will not be displayed on the site. In addition, comments that contain profane language, are too short, are not relevant to the item, are close duplicates to existing comments, contain excessive spelling errors, or otherwise do not contribute to the "discussion" will not be approved.

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What is the "Comment Quality" rating?

The Comment Quality rating is a feedback tool that gives you an indication of how likely it is that your comment will be approved. The higher the Content Quality rating, the better chance you comment will be approved and show up on the site. This rating is merely an indicator, however. A poor quality rating does not guarantee a comment will be disapproved and a high quality rating does not guarantee a comment will be approved.
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What can I do about objectionable comments?

While we try to avoid posting objectionable content, no filtering system is perfect and some material may get through. If you find comments that you do not feel are appropriate, hover your cursor over the comment and click the thumbs-down icon and select from the list of reasons.
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Why would I want to register on VeryBests?

Registering for VeryBests allows you to add your name to your comments and to any lists you create, allow you to add new items to existing lists, and give you the option to create your own version of any list on the site. In addition, registered members will have a profile page created for them.

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