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.)
Notes on creation of diagnoses (Terms of Searvice)
In order to improve visitors' ability to use this site, we employ a Terms of Service. Please see details on this page. Terms of Service
If you find a diagnosis violating the Terms of Service
If you find a diagnosis violating the prohibitions of the Terms of Service, please use the report functionality. The bottom of each diagnosis page contains a Report an issue button you can use to submit a report. Diagnoses receiving many reports will 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 Searvice 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.
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).
Will unauthorized tweets be tweeted by using ShindanMaker?
By using this site, no tweets will be unintentionally tweeted on Twitter.
If you notice an unwanted tweet, this may have been caused by linking your app to a web service requesting tweet permissions or linking it to a spam site spoofing itself as this site.
Will the name I use when taking a diagnosis be used elsewhere on the site?
This site retains no user names, IP addresses, login information, or other data to determine who accessed or took a diagnosis.
While you can post the results of a diagnosis to Twitter or other social media, justt aking a diagnosis will not cause the results to be logged or published anywhere.

The User Diagnosis section of the site obtains and displays data via the Twitter API and does not internally log or display this information.
While the prior name you entered on the name field for a diagnosis will appear on subsequent visits, this is due to cookies stored locally in your browser; this information is not retained on the site.

Note that when a user logs in or creates a diagnosis, we log the originating IP address. For details, please see our privacy policy.
The tweet button no longer appears
If you have a content blocker (an ad blocker) installed, it may have functionality to block social media buttons, which will cause the tweet button to not appear. Please check your content blocker settings and try again.
My mobile device uses filtering service which block certain pages
If your mobile device has a parental lock on it to filter content, you may be unable to see certain diagnosis pages or lists. If a site contains obscene or violent content, it is flagged as for adults only, and will be filtered.
Content intended for minors or not flagged as adult content will continue to be accessible. If you find that content is filtered, please try another page on the site to see if the issue persists.
I want to migrate diagnoses I created to a separate account
You can migrate a completed diagnosis to another account.
In order for us to migrate your account, please contact us as follows.
  1. Send us the name of the originating account and destination account.
  2. You must log in and register both accounts to perform the migration. If you have not logged in to ShindanMaker on the destination account before, you must log in at least once.
  3. DM the ShindanMaker support account @shindanmaker_cs on Twitter with the below details, filling in the originating account and destination account details.
  • Accounts cannot be repeatedly migrated. You cannot continue migrating to other accounts or revert to the originating account immediately after migrating. Thank you for your understanding.
Please see this page for details.
If you have any other questions,
Please contact @shindanmaker_cs from Twitter. (In Japanese or English, please.) Message
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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