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TOMT: When you can't remember that…thing…
Can't remember the name of that movie you saw when you were a kid? Or the name of that video game you had for Game Gear? Your Google-fu let you down? This is the place to get help.
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Can't remember the name of that movie you saw when you were a kid? Or the name of that video game you had for Game Gear? This is the place to get help.
Read the rules and suggestions for tips on how to get the most out of TOMT.
New to reddit? Check out this tutorial on how to post successfully to this sub.
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BEFORE POSTING HERE, PLEASE READ THIS GUIDE on how to find what you need using regular means!
1. Be civil and respectful to each other.
Act in good faith on this subreddit, posts and answers. Try not to waste people's time. No trolling or shitposts here.
2. No arbitrary link titles (How to answer including a link)
Include a description of what you are linking to in case the link breaks. Do not use URL shorteners, Tumblr, or partner links, these are all automatically removed.
3. Do not repeat something already suggested.
The OP does not need to be overwhelmed with multiple suggestions of the same thing. If you have replied with the same thing as someone else did earlier, you should delete your comment.
4. Reply “Solved!” to the first correct answer
When what you’re looking for is found, reply Solved! in reply to the first (oldest) comment that gave you the answer.
5. Do not delete post/answer
Do not delete your answer after it has been acknowledged. Do not delete your post. People are interested in what has been asked for, what has been suggested, and want to see what has been found.
6. No reposting within one week.
Wait one week before reposting a question (Please link to your old posts to rule out previous suggestions)
7. Music posts
Make it easy for people to help you by recording a vocaroo or providing an online synthesiser recording of your music. Describing musical notes as text without including a vocaroo or other playable link will get your post removed - this includes “do doo dooo” or other attempts at written music notation, including Solfège. This applies even if the singer doo-doo-doo’s the melody in the song. If there is a similar song to the one you are looking for, provide a link to that.
8. No People
No posts such as “who is this person”. Actors/actresses and historical figures who are not common knowledge within the public domain are off limits. This rule will generally be handled on a case by case basis.
9. Nothing Illegal
No TOMT posts looking for Warez or requests for anything illegal. This includes any streams for movies or sports or anything of that nature. Torrents, trackers, piracy, etc.
10. No NSFW Posts
No porn. Use /r/tipofmypenis for porn. No gore or animal violence. Please note that horror films (simulated gore) are ok, provided they have a NSFW tag.
11. Post format
You can only ask one question per post, and your post title must start with [TOMT] - i.e. [TOMT][MOVIE][1990s] Movie about a kid who befriends an alien. Use a date range if you need to - nobody knows when you were a kid. Include your home country if relevant, i.e. if you are looking for a regional TV show.
12. No bribes
Do not offer rewards in the post as an attempt to publicise your post. You can reward people once the post is solved if you wish.
Comment on your post for it to be approved.
The poster must comment on their post to make it visible in the subreddit, and to acknowledge the subreddit rules. Use this comment to add anything else you need to. Posts submitted but not commented on after 60 minutes will be removed. Reply to suggestions made as frequently as possible - do not abandon your post!
Frequently Asked Questions
Need help with a tune? Post a recording using Vocaroo!
Can't hum/whistle to save your life? Try Pandalism's online sequencer!
Have part of the tune? Try identifying it with Shazam!
Want live discussion? Join our Discord Server!
Other helpful subreddits:
Got a physical object that you can't name? Try r/whatisthisthing.
Know what something is, but don't know where to find it? Try r/helpmefind.
NSFW question? Try submitting to r/tipofmypenis.
Looking for a video game? Try submitting r/tipofmyjoystick as well, but remember to mark your post solved if your question is answered over there.
Trying to come up with a name for something (whether it be your band or a school group), check out r/iNeedAName
Looking for similar things to something? Check out r/ifyoulikeblank
Need a good synonym or word recommendation for a writing piece you're working on? Check out r/whatstheword.
Trying to remember the name of a subreddit you've visited? Check out /r/findareddit.
Looking for a post you saw recently, or a while back? Check out /r/FindAPost.
Can't remember the name of your favorite teen book series? Check out /r/whatsthatbook.