Kpopping Guide

New around here? Start with the basics

Kpopping Rules

Standards for a better community

Kpopping Features

Dive deeper into Kpopping’s features

Our Terms and Privacy Policy

This is our legal contract with you

Known Issues

Issues and bugs we know about

Kpopping Guide

New around here? Start with the basics

The Dos and & Don'ts of posting on Kpopping

As we're in beta, this may change without notice (but hopefully with notice).

Ideally: Content about Korean pop music, artists, companies, or its fans.

Somewhat tolerated:  General Korean culture, language, or entertainment industry posts. Content that people into KPop and the more general Hallyu would find especially interesting is welcome.

Off-Topic and not tolerated: Stories about other Asian countries, American pop music, etc. 

In Submissions

Please don't do things to make titles stand out, like using uppercase or exclamation points, or adding a parenthetical remark saying how great an article is. It's implied.

Please practice propper tagging. If you mess this up you will no longer be allowed to submit, and may be banned if our staff believes your intent is malicious. If a specific artist or idol isn't available to be tagged, and you believe this to be an error on our part please message us and we will look into it. As this is a beta, even some of our own favorite artists and groups haven't yet been added to our database. 

Please submit the original source. If a post reports on something found on another site, submit the latter.

If the original title includes the name of the site, please take it out. The URL will be displayed already.

Please don't post on Kpopping to ask staff or tell staff something. If you want to say something to us, please send it to [email protected]

Please don't submit so many links at once that the new page is dominated by your submissions.

In Comments

Be kind. Don't say things you wouldn't say in a face-to-face conversation. Avoid gratuitous negativity. Failing that, at least bring evidence.

When disagreeing, please reply to the argument instead of calling names. 

Please avoid reintroducing the classic KPop flamewar topics unless you have something new to say.

Please don't sign comments; they're already signed with your username. If other users want to learn more about you, they can click on it to see your profile.

Please don't submit comments complaining that a submission is inappropriate for the site. If you think a story is spam or off-topic, report it by clicking on its 'Report' link. If you think a comment is egregious and really has your blood boiling, just report it and go for a walk outside.


Guide to Text Formatting

Note: For a full list of markdown syntax, see the official syntax guide.


Paragraphs are delimited by a blank line. Simply starting text on a new line won't create a new paragraph; It will remain on the same line in the final, rendered version as the previous line. You need an extra, blank line to start a new paragraph. This is especially important when dealing with quotes and, to a lesser degree, lists.

You can also add non-paragraph line breaks by ending a line with two spaces. The difference is subtle:

Paragraph 1, Line 1
Paragraph 1, Line 2

Paragraph 2



Text can be displayed in an italic font by surrounding a word or words with either single asterisks (*) or single underscores (_).


Text can be displayed in a bold font by surrounding a word or words with either double asterisks (*) or double underscores (_).


Text can be displayed in a strikethrough font by surrounding a word or words with double tildes (~~). For example:


Text can be displayed in a superscript font by preceding it with a caret ( ^ ).


Markdown supports 6 levels of headers (some of which don't actually display as headers in Kpopping):

Text can be displayed as a header by using hashes (#) corresponding to the header level you want, so:

# Header 1

## Header 2

### Header 3

#### Header 4

##### Header 5


Markdown supports two types of lists: ordered and unordered.

Unordered Lists

Prepend each element in the list with either a plus (+), dash (-), or asterisk (*) plus a space.

Ordered Lists

Ordered lists work roughly the same way, but you prepend each item in the list with a number plus a period (.) plus a space. Also, it makes no difference what numbers you use. The ordered list will always start with the number 1, and will always increment sequentially.





There are a couple of ways to get HTML links. The easiest is to just paste a valid URL, which will be automatically parsed as a link. Like so:


However, usually you'll want to have text that functions as a link. In that case, include the text inside of square brackets followed by the URL in parentheses. So:



You'll probably do a lot of quoting of other Kpopping. In those cases, you'll want to use block quotes. Simple begin each line you want quoted with a right angle bracket (>). Multiple angle brackets can be used for nested quotes. To cause a new paragraph to be quoted, begin that paragraph with another angle bracket. So the following:

>Here's a quote. >Another paragraph in the same quote. >>A nested quote. >Back to a single quote. And finally some unquoted text.



Kpopping has the ability to represent tabular data in fancy-looking tables. For example:


Which is produced with the following markdown:


You can also use http://www.tablesgenerator.com/markdown_tables for creating tables, just input the data and copy and paste it into your comment!

What are user levels?

User levels are a way of sandboxing new users in our community so that they cannot accidentally (or intentionally) hurt themselves, kpopping, or other users while they are learning what to do.

Users start at level 1 (Nugu), with few privileges. 

-Cannot post news
-Cannot post images
-Cannot add playlists or singles to the database
-Cannot send messages to other users
-Cannot post links

XP determines your level, and you can gain XP through people liking your content. (As a nugu, the only way to gain XP is through commenting on the content of others)

As of our beta version in June, 2017, all user levels have full (level 3) privileges as soon as they sign up.


What are biases?

In Kpop, the member of a group who happens to be your favorite is known colloquially as your "bias". On Kpopping you can follow all of your biases, and be kept up-to-date on everything. Can't get enough of a certain idol or group? Add them to your tracker!

How do I add a bias to my tracker?

What are trophies?

As a way of saying thank you to the people who contribute to Kpopping, we have a set of trophies that are awarded to users based on positive activity and interactions with our community. 

Most trophies are awarded automatically when you've completed certain actions, but a select few are awarded by the Kpopping staff. 


For participating in beta you also will receive a permanent trophy associated with your account, "Founder"

How to use the Correct Tags feature on KPICS

Users over level two can use our correct tags feature (during beta there is currently no level restriction). 

In the right margin you'll see a (CORRECT TAGS) link, click it and it'll bring up the modal.

It starts blank, and needs every tag added manually. 

Each idol in the picture (or at least, in focus, use your judgement if they a complete blur they do not need to be tagged)

A group needs to be tagged if two or more of its members are appearing in the picture.

That's it! After clicking send, it will appear in the moderator's panel and we will be able to approve or disapprove it.

If approved, you'll receive 5 XP per correction and a notification saying such. 

If disapproved, you won't receive any message as of the beta.