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REGISTRATION AND PAYMENTS IN THE BEST IDEA

HOW TO REGISTER TO THE BEST IDEA PLATFORM?

Registering for The Best Idea platform is very easy!

You can register directly, entering the required data or through your Facebook account.

PLATFORM REGISTRATION:

  1. Click on “Login/Register“;
  2. Fill in all required fields (marked with an asterisk);
  3. Accept the privacy and Cookie policy;
  4. Click on the “Registrationbutton.

 

REGISTRATION WITH FACEBOOK:

  1. Click the “Register with Facebook” button;
  2. After redirecting to the Facebook login page, enter your credentials that you usually use to log in to your Facebook Account;
  3. By clicking on the email confirmation, received on your email address, you automatically accept the privacy and Cookie policy reported in the Legal Area.

As soon as you have completed one of these two processes, you will receive an email to complete the registration: follow the instructions, you will be notified of your Secret Code to be shared with whoever you want!

WHAT IS THE SECRET CODE AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

This is a secret and unique code that the User obtains at the time of registration: to be able to be included in a closed Group and participate in the voting of the Ideas contained in it, it must be communicated to the Group administrator who will provide access to it.

DID YOU FORGET YOUR PASSWORD?

Did you forget your password? No problem, recovering it is very simple:

  1. Click on “HAVE YOU LOST THE PASSWORD?”;
  2. Check your mailbox. You will receive an email with a link to click.
  3. A screen will open where you can enter your new password and confirm it.

WHAT IS FREE AND WHAT DO YOU PAY FOR?

Registering for The Best Idea platform is completely free.

Once the registration process is complete, you can always view and vote for free all the ideas of your interest included in the platform by those who have decided to let you participate in the vote, choosing among the Projects, the Flashes, the Polls, the Surveys, the Business Plans and the steps inside a Brainstorming, as well as viewing the published Needs.

You can also enter your Ideas (Projects, Polls, Surveys and Needs) for free if you want them to be seen and voted by “All” the users registered on the platform or by all users of a “Nation” registered on the platform, when it will be possible to do so because we will have implemented This possibility.

Instead, you must activate a subscription by purchasing the appropriate credits in our store or by having them bought by your company, if:

  • you want to enter your Ideas (Projects, Surveys and Needs), but limit the viewing and voting to a closed “Group” of users of the platform of your choice
  • you want to organize Brainstorming sessions (to allow your team to freely discuss in a confidential way in a structured and prepared system of Project, Surveys or Needs), or actively participate in these sessions as part of the team
  • you want to enter complete Business Plans of a new business initiatives to have it analysed by possible lenders
  • you want to enter Surveys of a confidential nature with conditional logic (link to the appropriate section)

The other paid functions, when we have implemented the possibility of showing and voting Ideas by “All” the users registered on the platform or by all users of a “Country” registered on the platform, are:

  • Sponsored Ideas: you can use your credits to highlight Projects, Surveys, Needs or Business Plan.
  • Evaluation of Super-experts: you can hire a group of Super-expert users to evaluate your Project or take part to a confidential Survey.
  • buy products

WHAT ARE CREDITS AND HOW TO PURCHASE THEM?

Credits are the currency that can be used on The Best Idea and are essential to purchase the possibility to enter your ideas by making them view and vote in a confidential manner only to a Group and to purchase all our premium services (for a fee). You can choose between different packages and use credits also for other users, for example all or some employees of your company.

To purchase credits, after registering you must go to the store area, select the quantity you prefer or the credit package and proceed to check out.

For payment you can use PayPal, which can be connected to the main credit cards.

YOUR PROJECTS IN THE BEST IDEA

WHAT SHOULD I DO TO ENTER MY INNOVATIVE PROJECT?

In order to enter your Project on The Best Idea platform it will only be necessary to be registered on the platform if you want to have it displayed and vote by “All” users registered on the platform or by all users of a “Country” registered on the platform, when we will have implemented this possibility.

Already now you can display your Project and have it voted by a closed “Group” of users of the platform of your choice, but you must have paid the subscription; you can do this payment even after entering your project data.

If you are subscribed to the platform, you can first choose whether to start from scratch to enter your Project or use an available Model.

If you want to start from scratch for entering your Project, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the top menu under “Enter” and select the sub-item “Project“;
  2. If your Project responds to a “Need” published by other users, indicate the code of this Need;
  3. Fill in all the mandatory fields marked with this symbol: (*). Make sure you describe your Project at its best by entering all the necessary information to allow all voters to make the most correct assessment possible; if you had chosen to show your project to “All” it will be mandatory to also enter the fields in English, which is the official language of the platform, since users who do not know your language will also be able to see it, otherwise it is only optional;
  4. Choose carefully the type of your project, selecting the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category through the related drop-down menu that open progressively (you can see all the possibilities available by clicking on “View the list of all categories”);
  5. If you have a patent for your project, you can indicate the link
  6. If a Crowdfunding is in progress for your Project, you can enter the link to the page of the crowdfunding website where to find the information and in this case the following fields will be entered in order to give complete information to possible investors, also to be able to appear on the crowdfunding page in our website:
    • presentation site
    • required capital
    • minimum amount
    • minimum subscription
    • collection start date
    • collection end date
  1. Choose how much you want your project to remain viewable and eligible for voting (maximum time 30 days);
  2. Choose whether to promote and give more visibility on the homepage of your project (the promotion requires the use of 4 credits); in the box on the right you will see the additional expense that you will have totalled for this publication;
  3. Choose whether to save or remove the following choice:

“Keep the possibility of reconstructing the choice made by who will vote, in order to allow him to get a score for his ranking.

We recommend removing the flag for topics that require political, religious, sexual orientation, gender or similar views. ”

  1. If you believe that what you have compiled can serve as a model for other Projects, you can click the “Save as Model” flag and if you want the other flag “Suggest the model to all users. Before being published it must be approved by the Website Operator”; in this case a new Model will be created and reported to the Website Operator who can make it available to everyone, receiving a reward for your help and being able to download a certificate of capacity to be used for your reputation
  2. Once the entry is complete, save your Project in draft or decide whether to publish it immediately!

 

If you want to use an available Model, or see if there is one that can help you, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the top menu under “Enter” and select the sub-item “Use Model” and among these the sub-item “Projects”;
  2. A page will open with the ordered list of available models;
  3. If you find a Model you want to use, you can simply click it and it will open a new page with the same format used to start from scratch for the entering your Project, but in which many of the fields are entered
  4. Proceed with entering the remaining fields or replacing the choices you find already filled
  5. Once the entry is complete, save your project in draft or decide whether to publish it immediately!

WHO CAN VOTE MY PROJECTS?

In The Best Idea it is you who will choose who will be able to vote on your Projects, at the time of publication, by selecting a “Group” of users or creating one.

In the future, when we have implemented this possibility, you will be able to choose between four segments of users when publishing the Project:

  1. All“: this item will allow all those registered on the platform to vote for your Project;
  2. Country“: you can decide to limit the possibility of voting only to users of a country of your choice;
  3. Group“: currently it is the only possible voice, that allows you to select or create your very own group of users enabled to view and vote on your Project;
  4. Super-Experts“: you can choose to have your Project evaluated by the best platform voters associated with the same category as your Project.

The choice of voters does not affect the maximum duration of the vote, equal to 30 days from publication or extension of the vote.

HOW CAN I VOTE ON THE PROJECTS OF OTHER INVENTORS?

You must be a registered user and logged in on The Best Idea platform to vote on the Projects. It is very easy to find the Projects on which to vote; proceed as follows:

  1. Select the item “Vote” and click the sub-item “Projects“;
  2. You will be redirected to a page containing all published Projects that you are enabled to see because you are part of those “Groups”, still in the voting period, and at the beginning the relative filtering system by Category or with a free text, in which you can enter a keyword or the Necessity to which they answer, or by group involved;
  3. Choose the Project to vote by clicking on its title;
  4. You will be redirected to the detailed page of the Project where you can find the complete description and the related associated material;
  5. You can click on the “Write to the Inventor” button if you want to ask him questions
  6. You can click on “Notify the Website Operator” button, if you want to report content contrary to what is included in the Legal Area, for example concerning threats, religious discrimination, politics or gender or announcing criminal behaviour
  7. Rate the Project from 3 (negative vote) to 10 (positive maximum vote);
  8. Click on the “Vote” button to confirm your rating.

Pay attention that you will be evaluated as much as you have been careful and able to vote with conscience and commitment!

In this you are helped by the table because you can proceed for three successive mental steps, deciding first if the Project deserves a vote to the right or left of the continuous median line and once made this choice by deciding whether the Project deserves a vote to the right or left of the line dashed of the chosen portion and finally deciding the final numerical vote and clicking it.

For each of these successive choices the correspondence will be verified with the majority of users and you will get a vote as a voter, with a higher score if the majority has decided for a vote more distant from those more internal to the scale (6 and 7) and this corresponds to your choice.

Only the projects with voting in progress will be displayed, that is those in which a judgment can be made.

You can vote only once for each Project.

WHY AND HOW IS A VOTE FOR THE VOTANT GIVEN?

To prevent the vote being given absent-mindedly, without carefully evaluating the Project, a multiplicative coefficient was introduced, the MEC score (Multiplier of Experience for Category), linked to the ability to best represent the majority of voters for a determined category of Projects.

The more your vote is relevant to the one given by the majority of users, the more your evaluation will affect the following votes you will make; on the contrary, the more your vote deviates from the majority, the less it will influence in the next voting.

Your vote is not however compared only with the average score obtained by that Project, but a much more refined calculation system is used, which allows you to choose according to your conscience, as it is not useful to obtain a higher grade to make reasoning related to the probability of approaching to the average.

Every time you make an assessment, the platform calculates your vote in relation to what is given by the majority of voters, which will average with the other votes you have taken in the past, to get a list of the best voters that will be visible.

The MEC multiplier is growing with the average vote you will have taken, according to a particular algorithm, but taking into consideration only the last two months of voting, this will allow you to improve your influence more and more in the evaluation of a Project in the various categories!

YOUR FLASHES IN THE BEST IDEA

WHAT SHOULD I DO TO ENTER MY INNOVATIVE FLASH?

Flash is completely similar to the Project, but has a different purpose, which is to provide an innovative idea that has not yet been fully meditated, but that you publish in a very quick and extremely simplified way and that votes just as quickly and simplified way, using normally a smartphone, in response to a Need expressed by others, from here the name of Flash.

One of the uses is for the Brainstorming sessions, for the part of activities performed in the classroom, as normally the sticky notes hanging on a wall are used, but making the choice of the best ideas extremely simple and carried out with an anonymous vote.

Another use is to provide simple suggestions to the managers of a company, making them evaluate by them or possibly by all employees.

In order to enter your Flash on the The Best Idea platform, you will only need to be registered on the platform, if you want it to be viewed and voted by “All” the users registered on the platform or by all users of a “Country”, when we will have implemented this possibility.

Already now you can display it and have it voted by a closed “Group” of users of the platform of your choice, but you must have paid the subscription; you can do this payment even after entering your Flash data.

If you are subscribed to the platform and decide to respond to a need published by others, since it is not possible to publish it independently unlike the Projects, proceed as follows:

  1. In order to compile and publish a Flash you must have clicked the “text” of a Need to answer to which the Inventor had planned to use a Flash
  2. Fill in all the mandatory fields marked with this symbol: (*);
  3. After completing the entry, save your Flash in draft or decide whether to publish it immediately!

WHO CAN VOTE MY FLESHES?

In The Best Idea it is the person who has published the Need to which your Flash responds to choose who can vote for your Flashes at the time of publication.

HOW CAN I VOTE ON THE FLESHES OF OTHER INVENTORS?

To vote for Flash, you must be a registered user and logged into the Best Idea platform. It is very easy to find the Flashes on which to cast a vote; follow this path:

  1. Select the item “Vote” and click the sub-item “Flashes“;
  2. You will be redirected to a page containing all published Flashes that you are enabled to see because you are part of those “Groups”, still in the voting period, and at the beginning the relative filtering system by Category or with a free text, in which you can enter a keyword or the Necessity to which they answer, or by group involved
  3. Choose the Flash to vote by clicking on its title;
  4. You will be redirected to the detailed page of the Flash where you can find the complete description and the related associated material;
  5. You can click on the “Write to the Inventor” button if you want to ask him questions
  6. You can click on “Notify the Website Operator” button, if you want to report content contrary to what is included in the Legal Area, for example concerning threats, religious discrimination, politics or gender or announcing criminal behaviour
  7. Rate the Flash from 3 (negative vote) to 10 (positive maximum vote);
  8. Click on the “Vote” button to confirm your rating.

Pay attention that you will be evaluated as much as you have been careful and able to vote with conscience and commitment!

In this you are helped by the table because you can proceed for three successive mental steps, deciding first if the Flash deserves a vote to the right or left of the continuous median line and once made this choice by deciding whether the Flash deserves a vote to the right or left of the line dashed of the chosen portion and finally deciding the final numerical vote and clicking it.

For each of these successive choices the correspondence will be verified with the majority of users and you will get a vote as a voter, with a higher score if the majority has decided for a vote more distant from those more internal to the scale (6 and 7) and this corresponds to your choice.

Only the Flashes with voting in progress will be displayed, that is those in which a judgment can be made.

You can vote only once for each Flash.

WHY AND HOW IS A VOTE FOR THE VOTANT GIVEN?

To prevent the vote being given absent-mindedly, without carefully evaluating the Flash, the more your vote is relevant to that given by the majority of users, the higher the score you will take.

Your vote is not however compared only with the average score obtained by that Flash, but a much more refined calculation system is used, which allows you to choose according to your conscience, as it is not useful to obtain a higher grade to make reasoning related to the probability of approaching to the average.

Every time you make an assessment, the platform calculates your vote in relation to what is given by the majority of voters, which will average with the other votes you have taken in the past, to get a list of the best voters that will be visible.

THE BUSINESS PLAN FUNCTION IN THE BEST IDEA

WHAT IS THE BUSINESS PLAN FUNCTION IN THE BEST IDEA?

The Business Plan function is a method to give visibility of new businesses possible investors, who can directly contact the Inventor who has published the new business or participate in the evaluation of the elements that make up his Business Plan, assessments that will go, along with those of the other members of the “Group” of possible investors, to compose a ranking to give better visibility to new and more interesting businesses.

The Best Idea platform allows all the Inventors to use pre-established Models, if possible, and the voting participants to operate remotely, in the times preferred by everyone, among other things anonymously.

HOW DO I ENTER MY GROUP IN THE BEST IDEA?

The Group in The Best Idea is used to limit the view and voting of what has been published to a group of people you want to involve, as determined by those who publish them through a choice in the format for entering.

In the case of the Business Plan function, the Group can be composed of an investor club and the entering of the Business Plan can use a Model designed for this club.

To be able to enter a Group within The Best Idea platform, you must have paid the subscription; you can do this payment even after entering your Group data.

After checking if you meet both the above requirements, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the top menu under “Enter” and select the sub-item “Group“;
  2. Enter the name of the Group;
  3. Enter the code of the group administrators directly or through a file in a permitted format;
  4. Add the various user codes of the other members, either directly or through a file in a permitted format;
  5. Save your Group or decide whether to create it immediately!

You can also ask the Website Operator to include a custom algorithm, alternative to the standard one for the overall rating of the Business Plan.

HOW DO I ENTER MY BUSINESS PLAN?

When you enter a Business Plan in The Best Idea you become the Inventor; the platform will suggest you to use an existing Model, choosing among the types of Business Plan Models available, which can still be modified and integrated according to your needs, or you can start from scratch with a completely different type, directly entering the various “Steps” that you deem necessary for the definition of the characteristics of your Idea, organized in “Chapters“.

Inside, each Step, for which you will necessarily choose the “Project” function, can be entered by choosing among the categories related to the type of information introduced, so that the information is organized.

In order to enter your Business Plan on The Best Idea platform it will only be necessary to be registered on the platform, if you want to have it displayed and vote by “All” the users registered on the platform or by all users of a “Country” registered on the platform, when we will have implemented this possibility.

Already now, you can display your Business Plan and have it voted by a closed “Group” of users of the platform of your choice, but you must have paid the monthly or annual fee; you can do this payment even after entering your Business Plan data.

If you are subscribed to the platform, you can first choose whether to start from scratch to enter your Business Plan or use an available Model.

The first phase is to prepare the session in draft form, in order to be able to check it before publishing it and then entering the start and end dates of the voting activities.

If you want to start from scratch for entering your Business Plan, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the top menu under “Enter” and select the sub-item “Business Plan“. Each Business Plan will receive the identification code generated by the system automatically;
  2. Fill in all the mandatory fields of the initial part, marked with this symbol: (*);
  3. Enter the Description for the 1st Chapter which will include one or more steps
  4. Enter the various “Steps“, one at a time, until the Chapter is completed, ordering them so that they can be easily published in a predetermined order;
  5. Choose whether to use an available Model for each step, by clicking the “Use Model” button and then eventually modify it and adapt it to your needs; if you do not click the button you will have all the fields free;
  6. If you have not used an existing Model, fill in all the mandatory fields of the step, marked with this symbol: (*);
  7. Add other Chapters with the related Steps if necessary;
  8. Enter the start and end dates;
  9. Choose whether to promote and give more visibility on the homepage of your project (the promotion requires the use of 4 credits); in the box on the right you will see the additional expense that you will have totalled for this publication;
  10. Choose whether to save or remove the following choice:

“Keep the possibility of reconstructing the choice made by who will vote, in order to allow him to get a score for his ranking.
We recommend removing the flag for topics that require political, religious, sexual orientation, gender or similar views.”

  1. If you believe that what you have compiled can serve as a model for other Business Plan, you can click the “Save as Model” flag and if you want the other flag “Suggest the model to all users. Before being published it must be approved by the Website Operator”; in this case a new Model will be created and reported to the Website Operator who can make it available to everyone, receiving a reward for your help and being able to download a certificate of capacity to be used for your reputation
  2. Once the entry is complete, save your Business Plan

 

If you want to use an available Model, or see if there is one that can help you, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the top menu under “Enter” and select the sub-item “Use Model” and among these the sub-item “Business Plan”;
  2. A page will open with the ordered list of available models;
  3. If you find a Model you want to use, you can simply click it and it will open a new page with the same format used to start from scratch for the entering your Business Plan, but in which you can view the complete structure of various “Chapters” and “Steps”, and you can edit them or move the order, completely delete a part or add more, according to your needs
  4. Proceed with filling the remaining fields or replacing the choices you find already filled
  5. After completing the entry, save your Business Plan in draft

 

The second phase is to recall the draft, verify it and enter the start and end dates of the activities and then save it and publish it:

  1. You can recall the draft by clicking on the “Profile” icon in the first line visible at the top of the site, then clicking “Drafts” in the menu row below the main information and “Results as a voter”
  2. Click on “Business Plan” of the line below;
  3. Choose the session you want and click on “CHANGE DRAFT
  4. Check your Business Plan session in general and change it if necessary
  5. Enter the start and end date of the activity at the bottom of the page and save it

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN VIEWING AND VOTING BUSINESS PLAN IN THE BEST IDEA?

To participate in the viewing and voting of Business Plan in The Best Idea, you must ask the Group Administrator.

To vote for other Business Plans, you must be registered on the platform while to publish a Business Plan you must have paid the monthly or annual fee.

It is very easy to find the Business Plans that you can see and vote on; follow this path:

  1. Select the item “View” and click the sub-item “BusinessPlan“;
  2. You will be redirected to a page containing all the published Business Plans that you are enabled to see why you are part of those “Groups”, still in the voting period, and at the beginning the relative filtering system with a free text or by Category, Groups to which you belong;
  3. Choose the Business Plan you want to see by clicking on its title;
  4. You will be redirected to the page where all the steps that you have not yet voted for that Business Plan appear;
  5. Click on one of these steps and the relevant page opens to answer with a vote;
  6. You can click on the “Write to the Inventor” button if you want to ask them questions;
  7. You can click on the “Notify the Administrator” button, if you want to report content contrary to what is included in the Legal Area, for example concerning threats, religious discrimination, politics or gender or announcing criminal behaviour;
  8. Select your answer and confirm it by pressing the “Vote” button;
  9. If at that moment there are other published Steps of that Business Plan for which you still have to give your vote, you will be directed to the next one in order of time.

YOUR SURVEYS IN THE BEST IDEA

WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SURVEY?

The Survey structure within the The Best Idea platform is very simple: they consist of a question to which users, who have been selected by the inventor of the survey, will have to respond by expressing a preference among the closed answers already indicated.

At the end of the answer, if it is a Multiple Survey, another question will be asked to the user and so on until the end.

Unlike the system used for Projects, the expressed preference is not subject to any kind of evaluation, so all the answers will have the same weight in the final statistics.

WHAT SHOULD I DO TO ENTER MY SURVEY?

In order to enter your Survey on The Best Idea platform it will only be necessary to be registered on the platform if you want to have it displayed and vote by “All” users registered on the platform or by all users of a “Country” registered on the platform, when we will have implemented this possibility.

Already now you can display your Project and have it voted by a closed “Group” of users of the platform of your choice, but you must have paid the subscription; you can do this payment even after entering your project data.

If you are subscribed to the platform, you can first choose whether to start from scratch to enter your Survey or use an available Model.

If you want to start from scratch for entering your Survey, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the top menu under “Enter” and select the sub-item “Survey” and choose between “Pool” and “ Survey (multiple questions)“; for the “Conditional Survey” you can see the separate section;
  2. Fill in all the mandatory fields marked with this symbol: (*). Make sure you describe your Survey at its best by entering all the necessary information to allow all voters to make the most correct assessment possible;
  3. Choose whether the Voters can choose a numerical value of 3 and 10 or between the various possibilities identified by a letter (a, b, c …)
  4. If you have chosen for various possibilities identified by a letter (a, b, c …), add below the texts of the various choices for the survey
  5. Choose carefully the type of your Survey, selecting the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category through the corresponding tendons that open progressively (you can see all the possibilities available by clicking on “View the list of all categories”);
  6. Choose how much you want your Survey to remain viewable and eligible for voting (maximum time 30 days);
  7. Choose whether to promote and give more visibility on the homepage of your Survey (the promotion requires the use of 4 credits); in the box on the right you will see the additional expense that you will have totalled for this publication;
  8. Choose whether to save or remove the following choice:

“Keep the possibility of reconstructing the choice made by who will vote, in order to allow him to get a score for his ranking.

We recommend removing the flag for topics that require political, religious, sexual orientation, gender or similar views. ”

  1. If you believe that what you have compiled can serve as a model for other Surveys, you can click the “Save as Model” flag and if you want the other flag “Suggest the model to all users. Before being published it must be approved by the Website Operator”; in this case a new Model will be created and reported to the Website Operator who can make it available to everyone, receiving a reward for your help and being able to download a certificate of capacity to be used for your reputation
  2. Once the entry is complete, save your Survey in draft or decide whether to publish it immediately!

 

If you want to use an available Model, or see if there is one that can help you, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the top menu under “Enter” and select the sub-item “Use Model” and choose between “Pools” and “ Surveys (multiple questions)“;
  2. A page will open with the ordered list of available models;
  3. If you find a Model you want to use, you can simply click it and it will open a new page with the same format used to start from scratch for the entering your Survey, but in which many of the fields are entered
  4. Proceed with entering the remaining fields or replacing the choices you find already filled
  5. Once the entry is complete, save your project in draft or decide whether to publish it immediately!

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN MY SURVEYS?

In The Best Idea it is you who will choose who will be able to vote on your Surveys, at the time of publication, by selecting a “Group” of users or creating one.

In the future, when we have implemented this possibility, you will be able to choose between four segments of users when publishing the Survey:

  1. All“: this item will allow all those registered on the platform to vote for your Survey;
  2. Country“: you can decide to limit the possibility of voting only to users of a country of your choice;
  3. Group“: currently it is the only possible voice, that allows you to select or create your very own group of users enabled to view and vote on your Survey;
  4. Super-Experts“: you can choose to have your Survey evaluated by the best platform voters associated with the same category as your Survey.

The choice of voters does not affect the maximum duration of the vote, equal to 30 days from publication or extension of the vote.

WHERE DO I GO TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEYS?

To participate in the Surveys, you must be a registered user and logged in on The Best Idea platform. It is very easy to find the Surveys on which to vote; follow this path:

  1. Select the item “Vote” in the top menu and click the sub-item “Surveys“;
  2. You will be redirected to a page containing all published Surveys that you are enabled to see because you are part of those “Groups”, still in the voting period, and at the beginning the relative filtering system with a free text or by Category, Groups to which you belong;
  3. Choose the Survey you want to participate in by clicking on its title;
  4. You will be redirected to the Survey detail page, where you can find all the information and useful material to express your preference;
  5. You can click on the “Write to the Inventor” button if you want to ask them questions
  6. You can click on “Notify the Administrator” button, if you want to report content contrary to what is included in the Legal Area, for example concerning threats, religious discrimination, politics or gender or announcing criminal behaviour
  7. Select your answer and confirm it by pressing the “Vote” button.

Only the Surveys with voting in progress will be displayed, that is those in which a judgment can be made.

You can vote only once for each Survey.

YOUR CONDITIONAL SURVEYS IN THE BEST IDEA

WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CONDITIONAL SURVEY?

The Conditional Survey allows to post multiple surveys using conditional logics that provide to follow a Survey with another Survey depending on the choice made in the previous Survey by the Voter himself and so on for the following ones.

These component Surveys are very similar to those of the Multiple Surveys provided by The Best Idea platform, which are composed of a single question to which users, who want to participate or who have been selected by the Inventor, must respond by expressing a preference between the closed answers already indicated, but are differentiated by the inclusion for each possible choice of the Voter of the following:

  • the correlated Survey code that will follow if the Voter chooses the answer in question
  • the possibility of entering a score that serves to make an overall average evaluation of the answers given by the various Voters, but above all to give the individual Voter a score if he chooses the answer in question, if the purpose of this Conditional Survey is to evaluate the Voter on the answers to questions of which the answer is known, for an examination of his skills.

At the end of the voting of the last step in the Conditional Survey chain, there is a button that allows the Voter who wants it, to make his choice known to those who entered the Conditional Survey by making it match his name, with specific consent, by extraction a file with his answers.

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE APPLICATIONS OF THE CONDITIONAL SURVEY?

The possible applications of the Conditional Survey are the following:

  • Evaluate the level of representativeness of candidates for a future market survey, obtaining a quality certification of these potential candidates, allowing the use of standardized analysis systems that can be customized by a Company or a Research Institute or a Party or a Political movement
  • Evaluate the level of learning of an individual employee, following a course held by external or internal teachers, comparing his answers with the correct ones, also making the teacher or others evaluate the answers to free text in an anonymous way
  • Evaluate the skills of a candidate for employment in a Company role
  • Evaluate the level of system sharing of the values of an individual employee according to the answers given by the colleagues in an anonymous manner to specific questions concerning his behavior, making sure to reward the best results avoiding to highlight too much the shortcomings
  • Make an overall average evaluation of the answers given by the Voters

WHAT SHOULD I DO TO ENTER MY CONDITIONAL SURVEY?

In order to enter a Conditional Survey on the The Best Idea platform, you must be registered on the platform and have paid the annual fee.

After verifying if you meet both the above requirements, you can first choose whether to start from scratch for the insertion of your Conditional Survey or to use an available Model.

If you want to start from scratch for entering your Conditional Survey, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the top menu under “Enter” and select the sub-item ” Survey” and choose the sub-item “Conditional Survey“;
  2. The first step of the Conditional Survey chain will open, the only one that you will have to publish as soon as all the steps in the chain are ready, and then you will save initially in draft;
  3. Fill in all the mandatory fields marked with this symbol: (*). Make sure you describe your Conditional Survey at its best by entering all the necessary information to allow all voters to make the most correct assessment possible;
  4. Choose whether the Voters will be able to choose a numerical value between 3 and 10 or between the various possibilities identified by a letter (a, b, c …)
  5. If you have chosen for various possibilities identified by a letter, add below the texts of the various choices for the Conditional Survey (a, b, c …)
  6. Whether you have chosen a Survey with a numerical vote, or you have chosen a Survey with the choice of a letter, you will have to complete the line of each answer with the code (which you will enter only later, when you know it) of the related Survey that will follow if the Voter chooses the answer in question and with the possibility to enter a score that the Voter will acquire if he chooses the answer in question, which makes sense only if the purpose of this Conditional Survey is to evaluate the Voter on the answers to questions whose answer is known, for an examination of its competences
  7. Choose carefully the type of your Conditional Survey, selecting the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category, using the related dropdown menu that open progressively (you can see all the possibilities available by clicking on “View the list of all categories”);
  8. Choose how much you want your Conditional Survey to remain viewable and eligible for voting (maximum time 30 days);
  9. Choose whether to promote and give more visibility on the homepage of your Conditional Survey (the promotion requires the use of 4 credits); in the box on the right you will see the additional expense that you will have totalled for this publication;
  10. Choose whether to save or remove the following choice:

“Keep the possibility of reconstructing the choice made by who will vote, in order to allow him to get a score for his ranking.

We recommend removing the flag for topics that require political, religious, sexual orientation, gender or similar views. ”

  1. If you believe that what you have compiled may serve as a model for other Conditional Surveys, you can click the “Save as Model” flag and if you want the other flag “Suggest the model to all users. Before being published it must be approved by the Website Operator”; in this case a new Model will be created and reported to the Website Operator who can make it available to everyone, receiving a reward for your help and being able to download a certificate of capacity to be used for your reputation
  2. Once the entry is complete, save your component step in the Conditional Survey chain
  3. The intermediate survey will remain open, also to be able to fill in later the field of correlation for some of the choices
  4. A new component step of the Conditional Survey chain will automatically open in a new window, using the same choices as in the previous step regarding:
  • WHO CAN VISUALIZE YOUR PUBLICATION
  • Select language
  • Macro-category / Category / Sub-category
  • Duration of the campaign
  • Selected flags
  1. Continue to fill all the required fields, i.e. title, descriptions, choices and then save the new draft step, repeating the operations for all the steps of the Conditional Survey chain
  2. If you decide not to enter the reference to a correlated Survey for a choice, it will be considered that the Conditional Survey is concluded with that answer, so who is responding to the Survey will find a button and if he clicks on it (he is free not to do) he will explicitly authorize the Website Operator to send the detail of the responses matched to his name (possibly recognizing prizes or rewards directly to those who accept); in this way, if authorization is chosen, you can also send a notification to ask for some personal data, including for example the email address, making it possible to authorize (for the law of Privacy) the sending of informative material or by inviting Users that you think are interesting for the performance of other reserved Conditional Surveys

 

If you want to use an available Model, or see if there is one that can help you, proceed as follows:

    1. Click on the top menu under “Enter” and select the sub-item “ Use Model” and choose the sub-item “Conditional Survey“;
    2. A page will open with the ordered list of available models;
    3. If you find a Model you want to use, you can simply click it and it will open a new page with the same format used to start from scratch for the entering your Conditional Survey, but in which many of the fields are entered
    4. Proceed with entering the remaining fields or replacing the choices you find already filled
    5. Once the entry is complete, save your component step in the Conditional Survey chain
    6. The step will remain open, also to be able to fill in later the field of correlation for some of the choices
    7. A new component step of the Conditional Survey chain will automatically open in a new window, using the same choices as in the previous step regarding:
    • WHO CAN VISUALIZE YOUR PUBLICATION
    • Select language
    • Macro-category / Category / Sub-category
    • Duration of the campaign
    • Selected flags
    1. Continue to fill all the required fields, i.e. title, descriptions, choices and then save the new draft step, repeating the operations for all the steps of the Conditional Survey chain
    2. If you decide not to enter the reference to a correlated Survey for a choice, it will be considered that the Conditional Survey is concluded with that answer, so who is responding to the Survey will find a button and if he clicks on it (he is free not to do) he will explicitly authorize the Website Operator to send the detail of the responses matched to his name (possibly recognizing prizes or rewards directly to those who accept); in this way, if authorization is chosen, you can also send a notification to ask for some personal data, including for example the email address, making it possible to authorize (for the law of Privacy) the sending of informative material or by inviting Users that you think are interesting for the performance of other reserved Conditional Surveys

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN MY CONDITIONAL SURVEYS?

In The Best Idea it is you who will choose who will be able to vote on your Conditional Surveys, at the time of publication, by selecting a “Group” of users or creating one.

In the future, when we have implemented this possibility, you will be able to choose between four segments of users when publishing the Conditional Survey:

  1. All“: this item will allow all those registered on the platform to vote for your Conditional Survey;
  2. Country“: you can decide to limit the possibility of voting only to users of a country of your choice;
  3. Group“: currently it is the only possible voice, that allows you to select or create your very own group of users enabled to view and vote on your Conditional Survey;
  4. Super-Experts“: you can choose to have your Conditional Survey evaluated by the best platform voters associated with the same category as your Conditional Survey.

The choice of voters does not affect the maximum duration of the vote, equal to 30 days from publication or extension of the vote.

However, since all steps in the Conditional Survey chain, excluding the first, remain in the draft state, they can be re-used indefinitely.

WHERE DO I HAVE TO GO TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONDITIONAL SURVEYS?

To participate in the Conditional Surveys you must be a registered user and logged in on The Best Idea platform. It is very easy to find the Conditional Surveys on which to vote; follow this path:

  1. Select the item “Vote” in the top menu and click the sub-item “Survey“;
  2. You will be redirected to a page containing all the published Surveys, for which you are authorized to participate, which can be Poll, Multiple Surveys or Conditional Surveys, and at the beginning the relative filtering system with a free text or by Category, Groups to which you belong;
  3. Choose the Conditional Survey you want to participate in by clicking on its title;
  4. You will be redirected to the detail page of the first step of the Conditional Survey chain, where you can find all the information and useful material to express your preference;
  5. You can click on the “Write to the Inventor” button if you want to ask him questions
  6. You can click on “Notify the Administrator” button, if you want to report content contrary to what is included in the Legal Area, for example concerning threats, religious discrimination, politics or gender or announcing criminal behaviour
  7. Select your answer and confirm it by pressing the “Vote” button.
  8. The correlated survey of the Conditional Survey chain will automatically open, related to the answer you gave and you can make the new choice and then follow the ones provided by the Conditional Survey chain
  9. After having answered to the last survey of the chain, you will find a button and if you click on it (you are free not to do so) you will explicitly authorize the Website Operator to send you the details of your answers to the person who entered the Conditional Survey, matching it to your name, also authorizing him to contact you (for the law of Privacy);
  10. If you choose for authorization, you can also receive a notification that requires some personal data, including for example the email address, which allows to ask you the authorization (for the law of Privacy) to send you informative material or inviting you for other reserved Conditional Surveys
  11. At the end, you can see all the questions and answers you have given

You can vote only once for each Conditional Survey.

YOUR NEEDS IN THE BEST IDEA

WHAT ARE THE NEEDS?

The Needs in The Best Idea are the requests to find solutions to the problems that you too can do, because you have discovered that there is a need, and to which the Inventors can answer with their innovative ideas, whose typology is chosen of those who publish the Need between:

  • Projects (complete solutions to a problem);
  • Flashes (simple and immediate answers);
  • Business Plans (solutions to a complete problem with all the elements of analysis).

Unlike the other cases, the Needs are only viewable and you cannot vote for them, but the innovative ideas (Projects, Flashes or Business Plans) to which they answer can be linked with the related Need.

HOW DO I ENTER MY NEED?

In order to enter your Need on The Best Idea platform it will only be necessary to be registered on the platform, if you want to have it displayed and get related ideas (Projects, Flash or Business Plan) by “All” users registered on the platform or by all users of a ” Country” registered on the platform, when we will have implemented this possibility.

Already now, you can display and get related ideas by a closed “Group” of users of the platform of your choice, but you must have paid the subscription; you can do this payment even after entering your Need data.

If you are subscribed to the platform, you can first choose whether to start from scratch to enter your Need or use an available Model.

If you want to start from scratch for entering your Need, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the top menu under “Enter” and select the sub-item “Need“;
  2. Fill in all the mandatory fields marked with this symbol: (*). Make sure you describe your Need at its best by entering all the necessary information to allow all participants to respond with related Projects as much as possible;
  3. Choose carefully the type of your Need, selecting the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category through the corresponding tendons that open progressively (you can see all the possibilities available by clicking on “View the list of all categories”);
  4. Choose how much you want your Need to remain viewable (maximum time 30 days);
  5. Choose whether to promote and give more visibility on the homepage to your Need (the promotion requires the use of 4 credits); in the box on the right you will see the additional expense that you will have totalled for this publication;
  6. If you believe that what you have compiled can serve as a model for other Need, you can click the “Save as Model” flag and if you want the other flag “Suggest the model to all users. Before being published it must be approved by the Website Operator”; in this case a new Model will be created and reported to the Website Operator who can make it available to everyone, receiving a reward for your help and being able to download a certificate of capacity to be used for your reputation
  7. Once the entry is complete, save your Need in draft or decide whether to publish it immediately!

 

If you want to use an available Model, or see if there is one that can help you, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the top menu under “Enter” and select the sub-item “Use Model” and among these the sub-item “Needs“;
  2. A page will open with the ordered list of available models;
  3. If you find a Model you want to use, you can simply click it and it will open a new page with the same format used to start from scratch for the entering your Need, but in which many of the fields are entered
  4. Proceed with entering the remaining fields or replacing the choices you find already filled
  5. Once the entry is complete, save your project in draft or decide whether to publish it immediately!

WHO CAN RESPOND TO MY NEEDS?

In The Best Idea it is you who will choose who will be able to see your Needs and respond with a related idea, also choosing the type of idea among Projects, Flashes and Business Plans, at the time of publication, by selecting a “Group” of users or creating one.

In the future, when we have implemented this possibility, you will be able to choose between four segments of users when publishing the Need:

  1. All“: this item will allow all those registered on the platform to to see and respond to your Need;
  2. Country“: you can decide to limit the possibility of viewing only to users of a country of your choice;
  3. Group“: currently it is the only possible voice, that allows you to select or create your very own group of users enabled to view your Need;
  4. Super-Experts“: you can choose to show your Need to the best platform voters associated with the same category of your Need.

The choice of voters does not affect the maximum duration of the vote, equal to 30 days from publication or extension of the vote.

HOW CAN I SEE THE NEEDS OF THE OTHER INVENTORS AND RESPOND WITH A RELATED PROJECT?

To see the Needs of other inventors and respond to a Need with a related idea, you must be a registered user and logged in on the The Best Idea platform.

It is very easy to find the Needs to which I can respond with my ideas; follow this path:

  1. Select the item “View” and click the sub-item “Need“;
  2. You will be redirected to a page containing all published Needs that you are enabled to see because you are part of those “Groups”, still in the period during which it is possible to present related ideas, and at the beginning the relative filtering system by Category or with a free text, in which you can enter a keyword, or by the Group involved;
  3. Choose the Need to be voted by clicking on its title;
  4. You will be redirected to the Need detail page, where you can find all the information and useful material to express your related idea;
  5. You can click on the “Write to the Inventor” button if you want to ask them questions;
  6. You can click on the “Notify the Administrator” button, if you want to report content contrary to what is included in the Legal Area, for example concerning threats, religious discrimination, politics or gender or announcing criminal behavior;
  7. Click on the “Reply” button if you want to present related ideas;
  8. The page for entering the relative idea will open, which may be a Project, a Flash or a Business plan, where the code of the Need to which it answers is already entered.

YOUR GROUPS IN THE BEST IDEA

HOW DO I ENTER A GROUP IN THE BEST IDEA?

The Group in The Best Idea is used to limit the view and voting of what has been published to a group of people you want to involve, as determined by those who publish them through a choice in the format for entering.

To be able to enter a Group within The Best Idea platform, you must have paid the subscription annual or monthly fee; you can do this payment even after entering your Group data.

After checking if you meet both the above requirements, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the top menu under “Enter” and select the sub-item “Group“;
  2. Enter the name of the Group;
  3. Enter the code of the group administrators directly or through a file in a permitted format;
  4. Add the various user codes of the other members, either directly or through a file in a permitted format;
  5. Save your Group or decide whether to create it immediately!

YOUR BRAINSTORMING IN THE BEST IDEA

WHAT IS BRAINSTORMING IN THE BEST IDEA?

Brainstorming is a method to involve a work group, stimulating the creative process at the request of a Project Manager with the role of facilitator, for the production and communication of Ideas to vote, in response to various business Needs such as “Research and development” of a new product, the introduction of “Lean Management” procedures, and more generally to make “innovation”, also using Design Thinking methods.

The Best Idea platform allows all participants to work even remotely, without necessarily having to meet in person, in the times preferred by everyone for a part of the phases that make up the process, and to the Project Manager to prepare all the foreseen development steps, using pre-established models if possible.

All this can be extremely valuable, for example, for the “Research and development” of a new product, dividing the operations in the various phases that make up the process, leaving out only the phases for which the platform cann’t operate, such as the control operations of the feasibility of the solution, its prototyping and listening to the customer, but entering them within the process and its viewing.

HOW DO I ENTER MY GROUP IN THE BEST IDEA?

The Group in The Best Idea is used to limit the view and voting of what has been published to a group of people you want to involve, as determined by those who publish them through a choice in the format for entering.

In the case of Brainstorming, the Group can for example be composed of some or all employees, or possibly customers or suppliers.

To be able to enter a Group within The Best Idea platform, you must have paid the subscription; you can do this payment even after entering your Group data.

After checking if you meet both the above requirements, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the top menu under “Enter” and select the sub-item “Group“;
  2. Enter the name of the Group;
  3. Enter the code of the group administrators directly or through a file in a permitted format;
  4. Add the various user codes of the other members, either directly or through a file in a permitted format;
  5. Save your Group or decide whether to create it immediately!

HOW DO I ENTER MY BRAINSTORMING?

When you enter a Brainstorming project in The Best Idea you become the Project Manager; the program allows you to use an existing Model, choosing among the types of Brainstorming Models available in response to various business needs, which can still be modified and integrated according to your needs, or you can start from scratch with a completely different type, entering directly the various “Steps” that you deem necessary for the development of the Brainstorming, organized in “Chapters“.

Inside, each Step, which provides the choice between a Need, a Project or a Survey, can be entered by choosing among the categories linked to the business functions that are the target of the Idea, so that the information is organized.

To be able to enter a Brainstorming within The Best Idea platform you must be registered on the platform and have paid the annual or monthly fee.

After checking if you meet the above requirements, you can first choose whether to start from scratch to enter your Brainstorming session or use an available Model.

The first phase is to prepare the session in draft form, in order to be able to check it before publishing it and then progressively entering the start and end dates of the activities of the individual “Steps”.

If you want to start from scratch for entering your Brainstorming session, proceed as follows:

  1. Create a Reference Group, whose name in this case could be the topic of the activity to be developed for a specific Brainstorming goal;
  2. Click on the top menu under “Enter” and select the sub-item “Brainstorming and Design thinking“. Each Brainstorming will receive the identification code generated by the system automatically;
  3. Fill in all the mandatory fields of the initial part, marked with this symbol: (*);
  4. Enter the Description for the 1st Chapter which will include one or more steps
  5. Enter the various “Steps“, one at a time, until the Chapter is completed, ordering them so that they can be easily published in a predetermined order;
  6. Choose whether they are Needs, Surveys or Projects
  7. Enter the start and end dates, but if you want you can avoid filling them at the beginning, and then do it as you wish, one step at a time; the Steps that have completed the expected period of use can’t be modified;
  8. Choose whether to use an available Model for each step, with different lists depending on whether they are Needs, Surveys or Projects, by clicking the “Use Model” button and then eventually modify it and adapt it to your needs; if you do not click the button you will have all the fields free;
  9. If you have not used an existing Model, fill in all the mandatory fields of the step, marked with this symbol: (*);
  10. Add other Chapters with the related Steps if necessary;
  11. If you believe that what you have compiled can serve as a model for other Brainstorming, you can click the “Save as Model” flag and if you want the other flag “Suggest the model to all users. Before being published it must be approved by the Website Operator”; in this case a new Model will be created and reported to the Website Operator who can make it available to everyone, receiving a reward for your help and being able to download a certificate of capacity to be used for your reputation
  12. Once the entry is complete, save your Brainstorming

 

If you want to use an available Model, or see if there is one that can help you, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the top menu under “Enter” and select the sub-item “Use Model” and among these the sub-item “Brainstorming and Design thinking“;
  2. A page will open with the ordered list of available models;
  3. If you find a Model you want to use, you can simply click it and it will open a new page with the same format used to start from scratch for the entering your Brainstorming, but in which you can view the complete structure of various “Chapters” and “Steps”, and you can edit them or move the order, completely delete a part or add more, according to your needs
  4. Proceed with filling the remaining fields or replacing the choices you find already filled
  5. After completing the entry, save your Brainstorming in draft

 

The second phase is to recall the draft, verify it and progressively enter the start and end dates of the activities of the single “Steps”:

  1. You can recall the draft by clicking on the “Profile” icon in the first line visible at the top of the site, then clicking “Drafts” in the menu row below the main information and “Results as a voter”
  2. Click on “Brainstorming” of the line below;
  3. Choose the session you want and click on “CHANGE DRAFT
  4. Check your Brainstorming session in general and change it if necessary
  5. Start by entering the start and end date for the first step and save it

 

 

The third phase is to verify the progress of the participation of the accredited Group to participate and to manage the following steps:

  1. After starting the activity of the first step, to find this Brainstorming session, click on the “Profile” icon in the first line visible at the top of the site, then click on “Publications” (instead of “Drafts”) of the line-menu just below the main information and “Results as a voter”
  2. Choose the session you want and click on “CHANGE PUBLICATION
  3. at the end of the activities of a “Step”, end that can be decided also modifying the end date period to shorten or extend it, you must write the “Result” obtained, in the relative free text field, which will be visible to the participants in the “Group”
  4. depending on the result you will generally have to modify or integrate the data of the next step
  5. You can then enter the start and end date for the next step and save at the bottom of the page

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN BRAINSTORMING IN THE BEST IDEA?

To participate in the Brainstorming in The Best Idea you must ask the Project Manager in charge of placing you in the group.

To vote the ideas of others you must be registered on the platform while to publish Projects or Flash in response to a Need you must have paid the monthly or annual fee.

It is very easy to find the Brainstormings you can participate in; follow this path:

  1. Select the item “View” and click the sub-item “Brainstorming and Design thinking“;
  2. You will be redirected to a page containing all the published Brainstorming that you are enabled to see why you are part of those “Groups”, still in the voting period, and at the beginning the relative filtering system with a free text or by Category, Groups to which you belong;
  3. Choose the Brainstorming you want to participate in by clicking on its title;
  4. You will be redirected to the page where all the steps that you have not yet voted for that Brainstorming appear;
  5. You can click on one of these steps and open the relevant page to answer the expected request, with a Project or a Flash in case it is a Need, or with a vote if it is a Project or a Survey;
  6. You can click on the “Write to the Inventor” button if you want to ask them questions;
  7. You can click on the “Notify the Administrator” button, if you want to report content contrary to what is included in the Legal Area, for example concerning threats, religious discrimination, politics or gender or announcing criminal behaviour;
  8. Select your answer and confirm it by pressing the “Vote” button;
  9. If at that moment there are other published Steps of that Brainstorming for which you still have to give your vote, you will be directed to the next one in order of time.

PROJECTS THAT HAVE ACTIVE A CROWDFUNDING IN THE BEST IDEA

WHERE CAN I FIND PROJECTS THAT HAVE A CROWDFUNDING ACTIVE?

There is a special page of the platform The Best Idea that shows the list of Projects that have active a Crowdfunding, for which the Inventors, during the entering of the Project, have filled the related fields to give complete information to the possible investors:

  • link to the crowdfunding website page where to find information
  • any presentation site
  • required capital
  • minimum amount
  • minimum subscription
  • collection start date
  • collection end date

To be able to view it is only necessary to be registered on the platform, and in this case you can proceed in the following way:

  1. Click on the top menu under “View” and select the sub-item “Crowdfundings“;
  2. You will be redirected to a page containing all published projects for which the Inventors have filled the fields related to the Crowdfunding with at the beginning the relative filtering system by Category or with a free text, in which you can enter a keyword or the Need to which they answer, or by the Group involved;
  3. Choose the Project to be seen by clicking on its title;
  4. You will be redirected to the detail page of the Project, where you will find all the information and useful material to evaluate your possible interest in participating in crowdfunding;
  5. You can click on the “Write to the Inventor” button if you want to ask them questions;
  6. You can click on “Notify the Administrator” button, if you want to report content contrary to what is included in the Legal Area, for example concerning threats, religious discrimination, politics or gender or announcing criminal behaviour

RANKINGS IN THE BEST IDEA

HOW DO I SEE THE BEST IDEA RANKINGS?

To see the rankings of The Best Idea you have to click on the top menu under “View” and select the sub-item “Rankings“.

You must then choose the Ranking you want to view from “Projects“, “Flashes“, “Business Plan“, “Surveys“, “Needs“, “Inventors“, “Voters” and “Brainstorming“.

PROJECT RANKING

  1. You will be able to use the filtering system, which you will find at the beginning, for:
  • the minimum number of votes received for the Project to appear in the ranking
  • free text, in which you can enter a keyword to search for a particular topic present in the title or in the short description
  • Macro-category, Category and Sub-category, being able to stop for the filtering also at the first level (Macro-category) or at the second level (Category), including the special ones created for the Brainstorming and the Business Plan
  • Needs to which is related
  • Group that can view them, including those created for a Brainstorming session or to view Business Plan;
  1. You will see the ranking containing, in the case of Desktop / Tablet, all the rows ordered by average score obtained, in descending order, which provides the following fields by default:
  • Project title
  • the short description
  • the average score calculated with the MEC coefficient
  • the total number of voters
  • the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category
  • a button to send a message to the Inventor

while in the case of the Smartphone there will be rectangles containing the same information

  1. You can choose to click one or more buttons of the additional fields, to integrate those already present, with the following fields:
  • Project code
  • the end of voting date
  • the Nickname of the Inventor (if the Inventor is the same user, the row is highlighted)
  • flag if patent or copyright is present
  • Inventor Country
  • the language
  1. The rows with the results can also be ordered for the average score calculated with the MEC coefficient, but correct with an algorithm considering the number of Voters
  2. You can select one of the Projects presents, clicking on its title in the case of Desktop / Tablet or on the rectangle in the case of the Smartphone;
  3. You will be redirected to the detail page of the Project, where you will find all the information and material present for which it was voted and the possibility to click the “Write to the Inventor” button, if you want to ask questions, and “Notify me Administrator ” button, if you want to report content contrary to what is included in the Legal Area, for example concerning threats, religious discrimination, politics or gender or announcing criminal behavior.
  4. You can also see the statistics of a Project by clicking the “STATISTICS” button and you will see the same report in the “Profile” for the projects you have created, but without the filtering system, and the following fields will be present:
  • Project code
  • Project title
  • the short description
  • the end of voting date
  • the average grade obtained (calculated with MEC)
  • the total number of voters
  • the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category
  • the choice made for the type of voting public among “All”, a “Nation”, a “Group” or a “Super-expert”
  • the graph with the percentage of voters for each numerical value
  • the graph with the percentage of voters for each type of device used (desktop / tablet or smartphone)
  • the graph with the percentage of voters by level of studies
  • the graph with the percentage of voters by age range
  • the geographical map of the countries of origin of the vote

FLASH RANKING

  1. You will be able to use the filtering system, which you will find at the beginning, for:
  • free text, in which you can enter a keyword to search for a particular topic present in the title or in the short description
  • Macro-category, Category and Sub-category, being able to stop for the filtering also at the first level (Macro-category) or at the second level (Category)
  • Group that can view them;
  1. You will see the ranking containing all the rows ordered by average score obtained, in descending order, which provides the following fields by default:
  • Project title
  • the average score
  • the total number of voters
  • the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category
  • a “STATISTICS” button
  1. You can choose to click one or more buttons of the additional fields, to integrate those already present, with the following fields:
  • Flash code
  • Need to which they respond and if the Flash is related to a Need there will be a “SEE” button
  • the language
  • the end of voting date
  • the Inventor code (if the Inventor is the same user, the row is highlighted)
  1. The rows with the results can be ordered for each field, but initially they are ordered by the average vote, but corrected with an algorithm considering the number of voters
  2. You can select one of the Flashes presents, clicking on its title;
  3. You will be redirected to the detail page of the Flash, where you will find all the information and material present for which it was voted and the possibility to click the “Write to the Inventor” button, if you want to ask questions, and “Notify me Administrator ” button, if you want to report content contrary to what is included in the Legal Area, for example concerning threats, religious discrimination, politics or gender or announcing criminal behavior.
  4. You can also see the statistics of a Flash by clicking the “STATISTICS” button and you will see the same report in the “Profile” for the projects you have created, but without the filtering system, and the following fields will be present:
  • Flash code
  • Flash title
  • the short description
  • the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category
  • the choice made for the type of voting public among “All”, a “Nation”, a “Group” or a “Super-expert”
  • the end of voting date
  • the detail with the number of votes and the corresponding percentage for each numerical value
  • the possibility of sending a promotional notification to Voters who have given an high vote
  • the graph with the percentage of voters for each numerical value
  • the graph with the percentage of voters for each type of device used (desktop / tablet or smartphone)
  • the geographical map of the countries of origin of the vote
  • the graph with the percentage of voters by level of studies
  • the graph with the percentage of voters by age range
  1. You can also click on the “SEE” button, if the button exists because the Flash is correlated with a Need, and the ranking of the Filtered Needs for that Needed code will open, so you will only see that one and you can click and view it, or by clicking on the number of related Flashes will open the ranking of the Flashes filtered for that need, so you will see all the Flashes related to that need and you can see them

BUSINESS PLAN RANKING

  1. You will be able to use the filtering system, which you will find at the beginning, for:
  • free text, in which you can enter a keyword to search for a particular topic present in the title or in the short description
  • Macro-category, Category and Sub-category, being able to stop for the filtering also at the first level (Macro-category) or at the second level (Category)
  • Group that can view them;
  1. You will be able to see the ranking list containing all the rows ordered for a special score summarizing the votes given for the component steps of the Business Plan, in a decreasing manner, which provides the following fields by default:
  • title of the Business Plan
  • the special score assigned
  • the total number of voters
  • the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category
  • a “STATISTICS” button
  1. You can choose to click one or more buttons of the additional fields, to integrate those already present, with the following fields:
  • Business Plan code
  • Need to which they respond and if the Business Plan is related to a Need there will be a “SEE” button
  • the language
  • the end of voting date
  • the Inventor code (if the Inventor is the same user, the row is highlighted)
  1. You can also click on the “SEE” button, if the button exists because the Business Plan is correlated with a Need, and the ranking of the Filtered Needs for that Needed code will open, so you will only see that one and you can click and view it, or by clicking on the number of related Business Plans will open the ranking of the Business Plans filtered for that need, so you will see all the Business Plans related to that need and you can see them
  2. The rows with the results can be ordered for each field
  3. You can select one of the Business Plans presents, clicking on its title;
  4. A page opens with all the “Steps” ordered in the “Chapters”;
  5. Inside the rectangle of each Step, there will be the main results, that is:
  • clickable title to see the details
  • category
  • the average vote acquired
  1. Clicking on the “>>” double arrow symbol of a “step”, it opens the graph with the percentage of voters for each numerical value

SURVEYS RANKING

  1. You will be able to use the filtering system, which you will find at the beginning, for:
  • free text, in which you can enter a keyword to search for a particular topic present in the title or in the short description
  • Macro-category, Category and Sub-category, being able to stop for the filtering also at the first level (Macro-category) or at the second level (Category)
  • Group that can view them;
  1. You will see the ranking containing all the rows ordered by number of Voters, in descending order, which provides the following fields by default:
  • Survey title
  • the choice with the maximum number of Voters
  • the percentage of votes taken from that answer
  • the total number of Voters
  • the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category
  • a “STATISTICS” button
  • a “RELATED SURVEY” button, present only for the rows containing Multiple or Conditional Surveys
  1. You can choose to click one or more buttons of the additional fields, to integrate those already present, with the following fields:
  • Survey code
  • the language
  • the end of voting date
  • the Inventor code (if the Inventor is the same user, the row is highlighted, and the code is replaced with “MYSELF”)
  1. You can click the “RELATED SURVEYS” button on one of the Multiple or Conditional Surveys and the list of the Surveys related to that Multiple or Conditional Survey will open, similar to the Poll field and each Component Survey will be similarly clickable as shown below;
  2. The rows with the results can be ordered for each field
  3. You can select one of the Surveys presents, clicking on its title;
  4. You will be redirected to the detail page of the Survey, where you will find all the information and material present for which it was voted and the possibility to click the “Write to the Inventor” button, if you want to ask questions, and “Notify me Administrator ” button, if you want to report content contrary to what is included in the Legal Area, for example concerning threats, religious discrimination, politics or gender or announcing criminal behaviour;
  5. You can also see the statistics of a Survey by clicking the “STATISTICS” button and you will see the same report in the “Profile” for the Surveys that you have created, but without the filtering system, and the following fields will be present:
  • Survey code
  • Survey title
  • the short description
  • the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category
  • the choice made for the type of voting public among “All”, a “Nation”, a “Group” or some “Super-experts”
  • the end of voting date
  • the detail with the number of votes and the corresponding percentage for each choice
  • the graph with the percentage of voters for each choice, in which the references to the answers are letters (a, b, c …), with the relative legend or, in the case of choosing a numerical value between 3 and 10, the graph with the percentage of voters for each numerical value
  • the graph with the percentage of voters for each type of device used (desktop / tablet or smartphone)
  • the geographical map of the countries of origin of the vote
  • the graph with the percentage of voters by level of studies
  • the graph with the percentage of voters by age range

NEEDS RANKING

  1. You will be able to use the filtering system, which you will find at the beginning, for:
  • free text, in which you can enter a keyword to search for a particular topic present in the title or in the short description
  • Macro-category, Category and Sub-category, being able to stop for the filtering also at the first level (Macro-category) or at the second level (Category)
  • Group that can view them;
  1. You will see the ranking containing all the rows ordered by number of related Projects, in descending order, which provides the following fields by default:
  • Need title
  • the total number of related Projects
  • the total number of related Flashes
  • the total number of related Business Plans
  • the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category
  • a button to send a message to the Inventor

while in the case of the Smartphone there will be rectangles containing the same information

  1. You can choose to click one or more buttons of the additional fields, to integrate those already present, with the following fields:
  • Need code
  • the language
  • the end of voting date
  • the Inventor code (if the Inventor is the same user, the row is highlighted)
  1. The rows with the results can be ordered for each field
  2. You can select one of the Needs presents, clicking on its;
  3. You will be redirected to the detail page of the Need, where you will find all the information and material present for which correlated Projects or Flashes or Business Plans had been requested and the possibility to click the “Write to the Inventor” button, if you want to ask questions, and “Notify me Administrator ” button, if you want to report content contrary to what is included in the Legal Area, for example concerning threats, religious discrimination, politics or gender or announcing criminal behavior.
  4. By clicking on the total number of derived ideas, the relative list of Projects, Flashes or Business Plans will be opened, filtered by the Need code

INVENTORS RANKING

  1. You will see the ranking containing all the rows ordered by average score obtained, in descending order, which provides the following fields by default:
  • the Inventor code (if the Inventor is the same user, the row is highlighted)
  • average score obtained by Projects
  • number of votes received (Projects+Flashes+Business Plan+Surveys)
  • number of Projects posted
  • a button to send a message to the Inventor
  1. You can choose to click one or more buttons of the additional fields, to integrate those already present, with the following fields:
  • number of Flashes posted
  • number of Business Plans posted
  • number of Surveys posted
  • number of Needs posted
  • Country of the Inventor
  • the language
  • first voted Idea date (considering Projects, Flash, Surveys and Business Plan)
  • last voted Idea date (considering Projects, Flash, Surveys and Business Plan)
  1. The rows with the results can be ordered for each field
  2. You will be able to select one of the Inventors present, by clicking on the number of his Projects or his Flashes or his Surveys or his Needs
  3. The page of the relative ranking will open (Projects, Flashes, Surveys or Business Plans) where only the Inventor’s publications will appear
  4. As usual, by clicking on the title of one of these, you will be redirected to the detail page, where you will find all the information and the material present for which it was voted and the ability to click the “Write to the Inventor” buttons, if you want to ask them about questions, and “Notify the Administrator”, if you want to report content contrary to what is included in the Legal Area, for example regarding threats, religious, political or gender discrimination or announcing criminal behavior

VOTERS RANKING

  1. You will see the ranking list containing all the rows ordered by average score obtained, in descending order, which provides the following fields by default:
  • The Voting code (if the Voter is the same user, the line is highlighted)
  • average vote received as Voter
  • obtained MEC coefficient (if the filtering by category has not been done, the average ME coefficient of the Voter)
  • number of votes given
  1. You can choose to click one or more buttons of the additional fields, to integrate those already present, with the following fields:
  • Country of the Voter
  • first Project voted date
  • last Project voted date
  1. The rows with the results can be ordered for each field

BRAINSTORMING RANKING

You will be able to use the filtering system, which you will find at the beginning, for:

  • free text, in which you can enter a keyword to search for a particular topic present in the title or in the short description
  • Macro-category, Category and Sub-category, being able to stop for the filtering also at the first level (Macro-category) or at the second level (Category)
  • Group that can view them;
  1. You will see the ranking containing all the rows ordered by publication date of the first step, in descending order, which provides the following fields by default:
  • Brainstorming title
  • the date of publication of the first step
  • the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category
  1. You can choose to click one button of the additional fields, to integrate those already present, with the following field:
  • Description
  1. You can select one of the Brainstorming sessions present by clicking on its title;
  2. A page opens with all the “Steps” ordered in the “Chapters” for which the period to operate has already been completed.
  3. Inside the rectangle of each Step, there will be the main results, that is:
  • clickable title to see the details
  • category
  • date of end of activity
  • type (between Project, Need or Survey)
  • result, a text field written by the Project Manager at the end of the activity period
  1. Clicking on the “>>” double arrow symbol of a “step”, it opens the ranking that according to the case:
  • if it is a Need, it will show the ranking of related Projects or Flashes, clickable to see the content
  • if it is a Project, the average grade obtained, the total number of Voters and the graph with the percentage of voters for each numerical value
  • if it is a Survey, the choice that obtained the highest number of votes, the total number of Voters and the graph with the percentage of Voters for each choice, with the relative legend

YOUR PROFILE IN THE BEST IDEA

WHAT IS IN YOUR PROFILE

To see everything in your profile, click on the “Profile” icon in the first visible line.

In the first part you will find the MAIN INFORMATION and immediately below the buttons to do the following:

  • MODIFY THE PROFILE – where you can enter and modify all the necessary data
  • DRAFT – where you find everything you haven’t published yet because it’s still incomplete
  • PUBLICATIONS – where you find everything you’ve already published, but you can modify it
  • BUDGET – where you find the situation of your purchases
  • PRIZES AND CERTIFICATES – where you can verify the authenticity of the certificates of other users and the status of your prizes

MAIN INFORMATION AND RESULTS AS INVENTOR AND AS VOTER

Find here:

  • Name and Surname
  • the secret code, which you can communicate to the administrator of a Group to be able to be included in it
  • e-mail address
  • the number of Projects, Flashes, Business Plans, Surveys and Needs published and at the bottom of the line the “DOWNLOAD INVENTOR CERTIFICATE” button
  • the date of registration on the The Best Idea platform
  • if you have a subscription and in this case the expiry date
  • the number of credits you have
  • the result as a Voter
  • the “MEC” button (clickable) and at the bottom of the line the “DOWNLOAD VOTER CERTIFICATE” button

By clicking on the “MEC” button, you will see a table with the details of the votes you have made and which contains the following fields:

  • the voting date
  • Project code and Project title (clickable)
  • the Project category
  • the average grade obtained from that Project
  • the vote you gave to that Project
  • the score you obtained as a Voter
  • the average score you obtained as a Voter considering all the grades you have taken for that category
  • the corresponding MEC score
  • the total number of voters

By clicking on a Project line, you will be redirected to the Project detail page, where you will find all the information and material for which it was voted

WHAT IS THE ``MEC``

The MEC (Multiplier of Experience by Category) is the multiplicative coefficient linked to the ability to best represent the majority of voters for a given category of Projects.

The more your vote is relevant to the one given by the majority of users, the more your assessment will affect the following votes you will make; on the contrary, the more your vote deviates from the majority, the less it will influence in the next voting.

Your vote is not however compared only with the average score obtained by that Project, but a much more refined calculation system is used, which allows you to choose according to conscience, as it is not useful to obtain a higher grade to make reasoning related to the probability of approaching to the average.

Every time you make an assessment, the platform calculates your vote in relation to what is given by the majority of Voters, which will average with the other votes you have taken in the past, to get a list of the best voters that will be visible.

The MEC multiplier is growing with the average vote you will have taken, according to a particular algorithm, but taking into consideration only the last two months of voting, this will allow you to improve your influence more and more in the evaluation of a Project in the various categories!

EDIT PROFILE

In the first part, you can integrate or modify and save here your personal data, which are used to allow the Inventor of the Project, of the Flash, of the Business Plan or of the Survey to obtain the report of the vote divided by type of Voter, using the following filters:

  • State of residence
  • Nationality
  • age range (“<18 years” or “18-35 years” or “36-50 years” or “> 50 years”)
  • gender (male or female)
  • level of studies
  • area of residence: province or region depending on the number of voters
  • voting made by smartphone or desktop / tablet

Please note that only the split items that did not get 100% of votes in one of the possibilities provided (for example, if 100% of the men voted the “3” score) will be visible, so that there is no risk to recognize the Voting of the single Voter.

In the second part, you can integrate or modify and save here your billing information.

DRAFTS

View your drafts for Projects, Needs, Surveys, Multiple or Conditional Surveys, Groups, Brainstorming and BusinessPlan; you can filter the view by type.

After clicking on the chosen type, it will be possible to modify the draft by clicking on “CHANGE DRAFT” inside the individual rectangles, modify it and eventually publish it.

In the case of Multiple and Conditional Surveys, clicking on “CHANGE DRAFT ” will open a list of all the Surveys Components related to the selected one, a list that can be used in the same way as the single Polls

PUBLICATIONS

View what you’ve published for Projects, Needs, Flashes, Surveys, Groups, Brainstorming and Business Plan; you can click the types buttons and choose the relevant display.

In the various cases there will be rectangles for each object and it will be possible to do the following.

PROJECTS

  • click on the “code – title” in a published Project to open it and see the details
  • click on “EDIT PUBLICATION” if it is still in the voting phase, to change its duration, with the possibility of increasing it within the maximum period of 30 days, including those that have already passed since publication, or reduce it to close early, or if it is already the voting period ended, to extend the display to another “Group” of users by choosing the duration of the new voting period
  • click on “HIDE PUBLICATION” if you decide to withdraw the publication
  • click on “STOP TO VOTE” if you decide to terminate the voting right away
  • click on “STATISTICS” to see the results for that Project, with the details of:
  • Project code
  • Project title
  • the short description
  • the end of voting date
  • the average grade obtained (calculated with MEC)
  • the total number of Voters
  • the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category
  • the choice made for the type of voting public among “All”, a “Nation”, a “Group” or a “Super-expert”
  • the graph with the percentage of Voters for each numerical value
  • the graph with the percentage of Voters for each type of device used (desktop / tablet or smartphone)
  • the graph with the percentage of Voters by level of studies
  • the graph with the percentage of Voters by age range
  • the geographical map of the countries of origin of the vote
  • click on “DOWNLOAD THE CERTIFICATE” printable, in which the following fields will appear:
    • certificate code (unique number so that others can verify its authenticity)
    • name and surname
    • code and title of the Project
    • average score obtained
    • position in the ranking among all the Projects at the time of the unloading

FLASHES

  • click on the “code – title” in a published Flash to open it and see the details
  • click on “EDIT PUBLICATION” if it is still in the voting phase, to change its duration, with the possibility of increasing it within the maximum period of 30 days, including those that have already passed since publication, or reduce it to close early, or if it is already the voting period ended, to extend the display to another “Group” of users by choosing the duration of the new voting period
  • click on “HIDE PUBLICATION” if you decide to withdraw the publication
  • click on “STOP TO VOTE” if you decide to terminate the voting right away
  • click on “STATISTICS” to see the results for that Flash, with the details of:
    • Flash code
    • Flash title
    • the short description
    • the end of voting date
    • the average grade obtained
    • the total number of Voters
    • the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category
    • the choice made for the type of voting public among “All”, a “Nation”, a “Group” or a “Super-expert”
    • the graph with the percentage of Voters for each numerical value
    • the graph with the percentage of Voters for each type of device used (desktop / tablet or smartphone)
    • the graph with the percentage of Voters by level of studies
    • the graph with the percentage of Voters by age range
    • the geographical map of the countries of origin of the vote
  • click on “DOWNLOAD THE CERTIFICATE” printable, in which the following fields will appear:
    • certificate code (unique number so that others can verify its authenticity)
    • name and surname
    • code and title of the Flash
    • average score obtained
    • position in the ranking among all the Flashes at the time of the unloading

BUSINESS PLAN

  • click on “EDIT PUBLICATION” to open it and make changes
  • click on “HIDE PUBLICATION” if you decide to withdraw the publication
  • click on the “STOP THE VOTE” button if you decide to immediately terminate the voting option of the entire Business Plan
  • click on the “code – title” of a published Business Plan and a page opens with all the “Steps” ordered in the “Chapters”.

Inside the rectangle of each step, there will be:

    • the reference of the step
    • the title
    • the short description
    • the full description

By clicking on the double arrow “>>”symbol, the relative ranking is opened

SURVEYS

  • click on the “code – title” in a published survey to open it and see its details; if it is a Multiple or Conditional Survey, clicking it you will see the list of all the Surveys Components related to the selected one, a list usable in the same way as the Polls
  • click on “EDIT PUBLICATION” if it is still in the voting phase, to change its duration, with the possibility of increasing it within the maximum period of 30 days, including those already passed from publication, or reduce it to close early, or if it is already the voting period ended, to extend the display to another “Group” of users by choosing the duration of the new voting period
  • click on “HIDE PUBLICATION” if you decide to withdraw the publication
  • click on “STOP TO VOTE” if you decide to terminate the voting right away
  • click on “STATISTICS” to see the results for that Survey, with the details of:
    • Survey code
    • Survey title
    • the short description
    • the end of voting date
    • the choice that has obtained the highest number of votes
    • the total number of Voters
    • the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category
    • the choice made for the type of voting public makes ” All “, a “Nation”, a “Group” or a “Super-expert”
    • the graph with the percentage of Voters for each choice, with the relative legend
    • the graph with the percentage of Voters for each type of device used (desktop / tablet or smartphone)
    • the graph with the percentage of Voters by level of studies
    • the graph with the percentage of Voters by age range
    • the geographical map of the countries of origin of the vote
  • click on “DOWNLOAD THE CERTIFICATE” printable, in which the following fields will appear:
    • certificate code (unique number so that others can verify its authenticity)
    • name and surname
    • code and title of the Survey
    • total number of Voters
    • position in the ranking among all the Surveys at the time of the unloading

NEEDS

  • click on the “code – title” in a published Need to open it and see the details
  • click on “EDIT PUBLICATION” if it is still in the voting phase, to change its duration, with the possibility of increasing it within the maximum period of 30 days, including those already passed from publication, or reduce it to close early, or if it is already the voting period ended, to extend the display to another “Group” of users by choosing the duration of the new voting period
  • click on “HIDE PUBLICATION” if you decide to withdraw the publication
  • click on “STOP THE VOTE” if you decide to terminate the voting right away
  • click on “STOP TO NEW RELATED IDEAS” if you decide to immediately terminate the possibility of publishing ideas in response to the Need
  • click on “RELATED IDEAS” and you will go to Project or Flash Ranking or Business Plan to see the list of related ideas that have been published, with details of:
    • code
    • title
    • the short description
    • the end of voting date
    • the average grade obtained
    • the total number of Voters
    • the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category
  • click on “DOWNLOAD THE CERTIFICATE” printable, in which the following fields will appear:
    • certificate code (unique number so that others can verify its authenticity)
    • name and surname
    • code and title of the Need
    • total number of related ideas published
    • position in the ranking among all the Needs at the time of the unloading

GROUPS

All the Groups of which you are Administrator appear and you can click “VIEW THE GROUP” or “CHANGE THE GROUP”

BRAINSTORMING

  • click on the “code – title” of a published Brainstorming and a page opens with all the “Steps” ordered in the “Chapters” where the ones for which the period to operate is highlighted with more marked color.

Inside the rectangle of each step, there will be:

    • the reference of the step
    • the “STOP TO RELATED IDEAS” button to immediately conclude the possibility of operating within that step by voting on Projects or Surveys or responding to the Needs
    • the “STOP TO VOTE” button if you decide to immediately terminate the voting option
    • the type of activity (between Project, Need or Survey) and the title
    • the short description
    • the complete description
    • the activity end date or the word “NOT VOTED” if it is still open
    • the result, a
    •  text field written by the Project Manager at the end of the activity period or the words “WAITING TO DO” if it is still open

Clicking on the double arrow “>>” symbol of a closed “step”, the ranking is opened which depending on the case:

    • if it is a necessity, the ranking of the related Projects or Flashes opens, clickable to see the contents
    • if it is a Project, the ranking of that Project opens
    • if it is a Survey, the ranking of that Survey opens

BUDGET

You can monitor the orders placed, for which you can download the relevant invoice, in addition to the current situation of the movements made with your credits.

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PRIZES AND CERTIFICATES

You can check the validity of certificates obtained from other Users by viewing their contents, if you know and simultaneously insert both the “unique control code” of the certificate and the “surname” of the user who claims to have obtained it.

You can also find the list of prizes you have obtained and download the contents.

MY RESULTS IN THE BEST IDEA

HOW DO I SEE THE RESULTS OF MY IDEAS?

To see the results obtained from your Ideas you have to click on the “Profile” icon in the first visible line.

You must then click on the item “Publications” in the middle of the line-menu just below the “Main Information” and “Results as a voter”

In the row just below the previous you can choose whether to click the buttons to see your “Projects” or your “Surveys” or your “Brainstorming” or your “BusinessPlan” (where there are also buttons “Needs” and “Groups“).

PROJECTS

Click on the “code – title” in a published Project to open it and see the details

Click on “STATISTICS” to see the results for that Project, with the details of:

  • Project code
  • Project title
  • the short description
  • the end of voting date
  • the average grade obtained (calculated with MEC)
  • the total number of Voters
  • the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category
  • the choice made for the type of voting public among “All”, a “Nation”, a “Group” or a “Super-expert”
  • the graph with the percentage of Voters for each numerical value
  • the graph with the percentage of Voters for each type of device used (desktop / tablet or smartphone)
  • the graph with the percentage of Voters by level of studies
  • the graph with the percentage of Voters by age range
  • the geographical map of the countries of origin of the vote

It is also possible to see the same data by filtering for the following characteristics of the Voter, to be used simultaneously to obtain a result by crossing the filter selection:

  • State of residence
  • Nationality
  • age range (“<18 years” or “18-35 years” or “36-50 years” or “> 50 years”)
  • gender (male or female)
  • level of studies
  • area of ​​residence: province or region depending on the number of voters
  • voting made by smartphone or desktop / tablet

Only the split items that did not get 100% of votes in one of the possibilities provided (for example, if 100% of the men voted the “3” score) will be visible, so that there is no risk of recognizing the Voting of the single Voter.

It is also possible to click on “DOWNLOAD THE CERTIFICATE” printable, in which the following fields will appear:

  • certificate code (unique number so that others can assess its authenticity)
  • name and surname
  • code and title of the Project
  • average score obtained
  • position in the ranking among all the Projects at the time of the unloading

FLASHES

Click on the “code – title” in a published Project to open it and see the details

Click on “STATISTICS” to see the results for that Project, with the details of:

  • Project code
  • Project title
  • the short description
  • the end of voting date
  • the average grade obtained (calculated with MEC)
  • the total number of Voters
  • the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category
  • the choice made for the type of voting public among “All”, a “Nation”, a “Group” or a “Super-expert”
  • the graph with the percentage of Voters for each numerical value
  • the graph with the percentage of Voters for each type of device used (desktop / tablet or smartphone)
  • the graph with the percentage of Voters by level of studies
  • the graph with the percentage of Voters by age range
  • the geographical map of the countries of origin of the vote

It is also possible to see the same data by filtering for the following characteristics of the Voter, to be used simultaneously to obtain a result by crossing the filter selection:

  • State of residence
  • Nationality
  • age range (“<18 years” or “18-35 years” or “36-50 years” or “> 50 years”)
  • gender (male or female)
  • level of studies
  • area of ​​residence: province or region depending on the number of voters
  • voting made by smartphone or desktop / tablet

Only the split items that did not get 100% of votes in one of the possibilities provided (for example, if 100% of the men voted the “3” score) will be visible, so that there is no risk of recognizing the Voting of the single Voter.

It is also possible to click on “DOWNLOAD THE CERTIFICATE” printable, in which the following fields will appear:

  • certificate code (unique number so that others can assess its authenticity)
  • name and surname
  • code and title of the Project
  • average score obtained
  • position in the ranking among all the Projects at the time of the unloading

BUSINESS PLAN

  • click on the “code – title” of a published Business Plan and a page opens with all the “Steps” ordered in the “Chapters”.

Inside the rectangle of each step, there will be:

    • the reference of the step
    • the title
    • the short description
    • the complete description

By clicking on the double arrow “>>” symbol, the relative ranking is opened

SURVEYS

  • click on the “code – title” in a published Survey to open it and see its details; if it is a Multiple or Conditional Survey by clicking it you will see the list of all the Surveys Components related to the one selected, a list that can be used in the same way as the Polls
  • click on “STATISTICS” to see the results for that Survey, with the details of:
    • Survey code
    • Survey title
    • the short description
    • the end of voting date
    • the choice that has obtained the highest number of votes
    • the total number of Voters
    • the Macro-category / Category / Sub-category
    • the choice made for the type of voting public makes ” All “, a “Nation”, a “Group” or a “Super-expert”
    • the graph with the percentage of Voters for each choice, with the relative legend
    • the graph with the percentage of Voters for each type of device used (desktop / tablet or smartphone)
    • the graph with the percentage of Voters by level of studies
    • the graph with the percentage of Voters by age range
    • the geographical map of the countries of origin of the vote

It is also possible to see the same data by filtering for the following characteristics of the Voter, to be used simultaneously to obtain a result by crossing the filter selection:

    • State of residence
    • Nationality
    • age range (“<18 years” or “18-35 years” or “36-50 years” or “> 50 years”)
    • gender (male or female)
    • level of studies
    • area of ​​residence: province or region depending on the number of voters
    • voting made by smartphone or desktop / tablet

Only the split items that did not get 100% of votes in one of the possibilities provided (for example, if 100% of the men voted the “3” score) will be visible, so that there is no risk of recognizing the Voting of the single Voter.

  • click on “DOWNLOAD THE CERTIFICATE” printable, in which the following fields will appear:
    • certificate code (unique number so that others can verify its authenticity)
    • name and surname
    • code and title of the Survey
    • total number of Voters
    • position in the ranking among all the Surveys at the time of the unloading

BRAINSTORMING

  • click on the “code – title” of a published Brainstorming and a page opens with all the “Steps” ordered in the “Chapters” where the ones for which the period to operate is highlighted with more marked color.
  • Inside the rectangle of each step, there will be:
    • The reference of the step
    • the “STOP TO RELATED IDEAS” button to immediately conclude the possibility of operating within that step by voting on Projects or Surveys or responding to the Needs
    • the “STOP TO VOTE” button if you decide to immediately terminate the voting option
    • the type of activity (between Project, Need or Survey) and the title
    • the short description
    • the complete description
    • the activity end date or the word “NOT VOTED” if it is still open
    • the result, a text field written by the Project Manager at the end of the activity period or the words “WAITING TO DO” if it is still open

Clicking on the double arrow “>>” symbol of a closed “step”, the ranking is opened which depending on the case:

    • if it is a necessity, the ranking of the related Projects or Flashes opens, clickable to see the contents
    • if it is a Project, the ranking of that Project opens
    • if it is a Survey, the ranking of that Survey opens

HOW DO I SEE MY RESULTS AS VOTER?

To see the results obtained from your Ideas you have to click on the “Profile” icon in the first visible line.

By clicking on the “MEC” button, which you will find inside the page, you will see a table with the details of the votes you have made and which contains the following fields:

  • the voting date
  • Project code and Project title (clickable)
  • the Project category
  • the average grade obtained from that Project
  • the vote you gave to that Project
  • the score you got as a Voter
  • the average score you got as a Voter considering all the votes you’ve made for that category
  • the corresponding MEC score
  • the total number of Voters

By clicking on a Project line, you will be redirected to the Project detail page, where you will find all the information and material for which it was voted