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Kpopping Guide

New around here? Start with the basics

Individual Encyclopedia Fields Guide

The AKA Field
Our AKA field helps users find the entry through search, and tagging. It's useful where a group has multiple names, e.g. SNSD and Girls' Generation. 

Special Info
Our Special Information button is for when an idol's life interferes with their kpop career. This is used for things like deaths, pregnancies and marriages that end an idol's career. 

Star Sign
We use the standard Western horoscopes, i.e., 

Fandom Colors
Fandom colors use the HEX system, the most popular way of rendering color on the internet, they're three byte hexadecimal numbers (meaning they consist of six digits), with each byte, or pair of characters in the Hex code, representing the intensity of redgreen and blue in the color respectively.

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. 


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!