How to use Improveo

1. SIGN UP

Sign up to use all Improveo's functionalities. Registration is quick and anonymous – all that’s required is a username, email address (not shown publicly), and password.  

Click the confirmation link in your email inbox to confirm Improveo registration and log in.  

Click the top-right corner if you want to add your name & surname, photo, and more information about yourself.    

 

2. TOPICS

When you log in after registration, Improveo will ask you to select your Topics of interest so that you can browse only content which is valuable for you.  

 

3. QUESTIONS

Imrproveo splits complex topics into QAs. Topic Moderators assure that every Topic has the right set of Questions relevant  for understanding the Topic.

Click on + NEW QUESTION to add new Questions and connect them to a Topic or a Group.

If the Question is repetitive or against the Code of Ethics, Moderators can hide them.

 

4. QUESTIONS & TOPICS 

On Topic pages you can filter QAs according to question type (causes, current state, solution) and veracity of answers (PROVEN, DISCUSSED). Thus, you get a quick and structured overview of the reality. 

 

5. ANSWERS

You can provide one Answer per Question. You can constantly update your Answer so that it’s easier for other users to understand both the problem and your unique perspective.

Answers are ranked primarily by Highlights made by Moderators. Each unique perspective should get one Highlight. If there are several similar Answers, only the best formulated and researched Answer should be highlighted.

You can Vote for and co-influence the rank of any Answer by clicking on the “thumb up” button. Your vote rewards the author by points, but the author doesn’t see who voted and nobody feels socially obliged to support content of low quality.  

Moderators can hide Answers which break the Code by being off-topic, rude or useless.

 

6. COMMENTS

Comment on other people’s Answers to help improve the quality of the Answer. The number of Comments able to be attached to an Answer is unlimited.   

 

7. POINTS 

At the moment, the system assigns Points for three types of actions:

  • You added an Answer (and the answer isn’t hidden): 5 points for you  

  • Someone Voted for your Answer: 7 points for you

  • A Moderator Highlighted your Anser: 2 points for you

The ranking algorithm can be modified according to your feedback!  The goal is to find the most acceptable and fair algorithm.  Tell us what you think.

 
 

8. GROUPS

You can create a Group on Improveo where you put forward different Questions under one Group heading. It is possible to start Groups on specific issues or causes and invite others to discuss or to rally support. 

Groups are excellent for University debates.   

 

9. MODERATORS 

Moderators are content curators for Topics who hide irrelevant content and highlight the most relevant Answers.  

Other people on Improveo control Moderators so that they don’t hide content they dislike for personal reasons.

Moderators have public profiles. Being a Moderator offers a perfect opportunity for brilliant, inquisitive students, journalists or other people who want to gain reputation by diving into a specific Topic.

We will provide business cards for Moderators to help them develop their Topics. 

If you’d like to be a Moderator, read more and contact us at [email protected].  

 

10. ADMINS 

Admins are Improveo’s employees managing the system and curating Topics which don't have Moderators yet.

Admins’ goals are maintaining non-partisanship and raising funds.

At the moment, Improveo is self-funded and all work is provided voluntarily by Improveo Association members.

Contact us at [email protected] if you can support our mission.