Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What happens to the ideas?
A: That is really up to the people and the rulers. Betri Reykjavík is not affiliated with any instance but our hope is that local politicians will see how much they have to gain by fulfilling the will of their people.
Q: What are the rules?
A: See the rules for detailed information.
Sp: Hvernig fjarlægi ég samþykki mitt af listanum mínum?
Sv: Veldu grátt X sem er hægra megin við málið á listanum þínum. Þú getur alltaf notað svona X til að breyta vali þínu varðandi samþykki/fylgjandi/á móti og svo framvegis.
Sp: Afhverju eru almennt fleiri samþykkir en á móti málum?
A: People tend to use it only to indicate things they are so opposed to, that stopping it should actually be a idea itself. If people don't feel particularly strongly, they just don't endorse or oppose it.
Q: How can I fix a typo or mis-spelling in my idea?
A: If no one else has endorsed it yet, you can simply click on "rename this idea" in the "Action" menu on that idea's page and fix the error. Otherwise, post a bulletin of what is messed up and click "flag for review" on the "Action" menu to bring it to Betri Reykjavík attention.
Q: What are the big "rank" numbers next to the ideas?
A: That's everyone's individual ideas merged into one big list, taking into account how many people endorsed or opposed it, and whether it's high or low in their list. The smaller the number, the more important it is -- #1 is the top idea.
Sp: Hvað með rauðu og grænu örvarnar með númerunum?
A: That tracks how the idea is moving up or down in the rankings. is up, is down and the number is how many spots it moved in the rankings. The WK column is how much it's moved this week, MO stands for month, and YDAY is how much it's moved since yesterday.
Sp: Hvernig virkar röðunin?
A: It's not simply a matter of how many endorsements or oppositions a idea has. The ranking is heavily influenced by how sincerely a person uses the site.One of the challenges in building something like this on the internet is that some people will sign in every day, some people will sign in once a month, and some people will sign in once and never come back. We don't want any of these groups to skew the rankings of the ideas. For instance, you shouldn't have to sign in to the site every single day to update your ideas, most people simply won't do that, and it would give too much power to the people with the most time. But you also shouldn't be able to leave a fake email address, endorse one thing, never come back, and have that count as much as someone who's put together a broad list of ideas. And if someone endorses one idea, and then opposes a hundred other ideas, that opposition should count less.So how does someone use the site sincerely? The ideal person is someone who leaves a real email address, and verifies it (You would see a notice at the top of the page if you haven't verified), endorse and oppose ideas in a variety of different categories, occasionally giving a reason why in the comments, and comes back at least once a month. The other major factor is how high someone has it on their list of ideas. So if a lot of people have something as their #1 idea, that gives it a bigger boost than something most people rank as 20th idea.
Sp: Hvað er "[Nafn mitt] yfirlit"?
A: Think of your ideas as a stock portfolio, or a mutual fund. That index represents how your ideas are moving up and down in the rankings, just like the stock markets. At a glance, you can see whether your ideas are becoming more important, or less.The "volume" you see underneath is how many endorsements or oppositions people made at Betri Reykjavík that day.
Q: The chart on each idea's page?
A: That shows how the idea has moved up and down in the rankings for the last 3 months (or less if it hasn't been around that long). The volume underneath is the number of endorsements (green) or oppositions (red) on any given day.
Sp: Hvað er "sp"?
A: Social Points. It's a way to track your influence at Betri Reykjavík , and determine the "most influential" chart. You can spend your Social points by putting ads for your favorite ideas at the top of all the Betri Reykjavík pages, or proposing acquisitions.
- +1sp when someone follows you. -1sp when someone ignores you.
- +1sp if either endorsers or opposers find your talking point helpful.
- an additional+1sp if both endorsers and opposers find your talking point helpful.
- +5sp when someone accepts your invitation to join Betri Reykjavík .
- +?sp when an acquisition you proposed is approved by 70%+, you will receive double the pc you spent proposing the acquisition.