About ShindanMaker (Q&A)

Thank you for using this website. This page includes a description of this website as well as a summary of all the questions the users have asked so far.
*Refer to the Message Blog for the latest updates/changes to website functions.
What is ShindanMaker
It is a website that allows any person to easily create a [comical diagnosis/horoscope] for their own person by simply entering their name. (The original meaning of the word [SHINDAN] as used on this website is that of diagnosis, but it is also used to mean [horoscope]).
How diagnosis results are determined
Shindanmaker works by randomly allocating results in accordance with the [name that was entered]. In other words, it is similar to drawing omikuji (written fortunes). It should be treated as a [caricature diagnosis].
Why are the diagnosis results different depending whether upper case or lower case characters are used?
Diagnosis results are allocated based on the characters used in the name that was entered, and since upper case and lower case letters in the alphabet are recognized as separate letters, the results will also differ.
How many persons have been diagnosed?
The number of [persons which have been diagnosed], which also influences each ranking, is not counted as the number of times a diagnosis is made. Rather, it is counted with several items of information used for such diagnosis. Accordingly, the number of persons which is diagnosed stays the same no matter how many times the same diagnosis is executed. (The number of persons which have been diagnosed is displayed on each page and updated every few minutes. Please note that at times this number does not change immediately.)
Things to remember when creating a diagnosis (Guidelines)
To make this website fun to use and available to a larger number of users, the following guidelines have been set in place regarding creating a diagnosis. These guidelines are displayed on the diagnosis creation window as Terms of Use. Please observe the following guidelines:
  • No vulgar (pornographic language or images), abusive, offensive or racist content
  • No content which insults or vilifies individuals, groups or organizations
  • No content which makes no sense such as garbled characters, symbols
  • No links to adult websites or websites with offensive content
  • No content which may offend other browsing users.
If a diagnosis was created without observing the guidelines
If you happen to come across a diagnosis which does not observe these guidelines and uses prohibited content, please report this abuse by clicking the link displayed at the bottom of each diagnosis result page [Report problems about this diagnosis]. Depending on the reported content and the number of such reports, the diagnosis may be deleted.
About NG words
Some set violent or vulgar words may be replaced by symbol ●/* in the diagnosis results. Such NG words may be frequently updated however, we would like to refrain from making such contents public.
Things to remember when tweeting diagnosis results on Twitter
Remember to check Twitter Terms of Use when tweeting the diagnosis results displayed on this website using Twitter. Please be aware that irrespective of the content of the diagnosis result, all responsibility for any statements on Twitter lies with the user and not with this website.
[Everyone’s diagnosis results] are not displayed properly
Everyone’s diagnosis result/everyone’s tweets are acquired in real time using Twitter’s official widget. However, from time to time, display may be delayed or tweets cannot be displayed properly depending on Twitter’s operating condition. If this happens, please try again later.
About the [Tweet using @ in the name] function
When a user tweets using @ in the name of the diagnosis result, Twitter automatically sends a [Mention (message)] to the owner of that name. When you [want to share diagnosis results with friends], use [Tweet using @ in name] displayed on the same page to send the diagnosis results to the person with the name. When you tweet using [@] to other people, please be thoughtful of the persons you tweet to and aware that the tweet will reach them.
About hashtags
Hashtags are used as a grouping function for comments on Twitter. When a diagnosis is created with hashtags which are already being used on Twitter, tweets on the original topic of discussion and tweets on the diagnosis results may get mixed up and [hashtags which are already used on Twitter] cannot be registered. Hashtags which are used on ShindanMaker for the first time are checked automatically. Hashtags which were already registered once on ShindanMaker can be registered thereafter as well. Only one hashtag can be used for one diagnosis. (Please note that if hashtags which have been registered with the previous specifications were used on Twitter prior to being registered, they may be removed). In order to avoid cases such as when more than one user uses the same hashtag, [a user must [Log in] to register a hastag and also, must check the box ON for the [Display name of author] so as to enable later confirmation that he/she is the author of the hashtag.
If you have any other questions,
Please contact @shindanmaker_cs from Twitter. (In Japanese or English, please.)
Please note that it will take us a few days to send a reply. Also, please note that we cannot assist you or reply in connection with the following contents.
  • Altering/deleting a diagnosis which was created without being logged in
  • Individual inquiries about/requests to delete problematic diagnosis (Please use the [Report] function displayed on each diagnosis page)
  • Ads, partnering (Currently, we cannot accommodate these requests)
  • NG words
  • Questions about contents which are already discussed on this page.
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