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Frequently asked questions

BASIC RULES ON CHECKZIS

 

  1. Only the creator (starter) of a list can edit its title and description.
  2. A list is public when it contains at least 2 public checkpoints.
  3. Any user can add checkpoints to a public and open list.
  4. Only the creator of a checkpoint can edit or remove it. In other words, to other users the checkpoint is closed.
  5. Only the creator of a list or checkpoint can add a free text ad to that list or checkpoint.
  6. A checkpoint that is removed from a public list is also removed from the versions of this list being used by other users. Be very careful when removing checkpoints!
  7. Only the text ad in a checkpoint can be promotional or commercial. The other content of a checkpoint (description, pictures, etc.) is not allowed to be promotional or commercial.
  8. Checkpoints are always added to the bottom of the list.
  9. When a specific number of users indicates a checkpoint to be irrelevant it will be removed. This is achieved via a so-called algorithm - the mechanism is automated and is applicable to all users.
  10. No capital letters are shown in the titles of lists and checkpoints.
  11. A public lists with multiple contributors that is removed by the starter is transferred to a CheckZis account.

 

GENERAL

 

Why can't I see capital letters?

We decided not to use capitals in titles of lists and checkpoints. Capitals have the potential of creating a somewhat chaotic user experience. Capitals are allowed in the description of checkpoints and lists.

 

How can I report something about a list or checkpoint?

You can report something about a list or checkpoint by clicking the report button. Your report will be sent to the CheckZis team.

 

What does the Z mean in a checkpoint?

The Z indicates that you have contributed this checkpoint to this list.

 

Wat does the Z mean in the search results?

The Z indicates that you have started this list of have contributed checkpoints to this list.

 

Who checks the content on CheckZis?

The content is checked randomly by the CheckZis team. Additionally, users have the opportunity to report on content, for instance when content is indecent or ads are misleading.

 

What happens to the lists and checkpoints that I have contributed when I delete my account?

Your lists will be removed, unless other users have contributed to your list. In that case, your lists will be transferred to the CheckZis account. Your checkpoints (public and private) will be removed.

 

LISTS

 

Who can start a list?

Anybody can start a list. When a list is public and open, any other user can add checkpoints. Only the starter of a list can edit its title and description.

 

What happens when I remove a list?

Your list will be removed, unless other users have contributed to your list. In that case, your list will be transferred to the CheckZis account. Your checkpoints (public and private) will be removed.

 

Who can edit the title and description of a list?

Only the starter of the list.

 

When is a list public?

When it has 2 or more public checkpoints. Private checkpoints are only visible to its creator.

 

To which rules does a list need to conform?

A list needs to conform to the general conditions of CheckZis. Basically what is comes down to is that all content contributed to CheckZis should be relevant, and not misleading, illegal or indecent.

 

Can I keep a list exclusively to myself?

You can do this by creating a list with only private checkpoints.

 

I've created a list but others can't see or find it.

Check if your list contains at least 2 public checkpoints. Only then will the list be public.


What's the difference between a closed and an open list?

Everybody can contribute checkpoints to an open list, whereas only the starter of a list can add checkpoints to a closed list.

 

CHECKPOINTS

 

What is a checkpoint?

A checkpoint is a point in a list. Content (description, pictures, etc.) can be added to a checkpoint to be shown in the right-hand screen.

 

Who can create checkpoints?

Every user registered at CheckZis.

 

Why can't I move checkpoints in a list?

This has to do with the fact that anyone can add checkpoints to a public and open list. Checkpoints are always added to the bottom of the list. Like that, we fight manipulation.

 

My checkpoint is gone. What happened?

CheckZis uses an algorithm to determine the relevance of checkpoints. The algorithm is driven by actual usage of the checkpoints by users. When users no longer consider a checkpoint to be relevant it will be removed automatically. This will help develop lists of high quality.

Another reason for removal can be the fact that the checkpoint was judged to be irrelevant, misleading, illegal or indecent.

 

What happens when I add a private checkpoint to a public list?

You'll be able to see the entire list including your private checkpoint. Other users will not be able to see your private checkpoint.

 

Can I edit a checkpoint that was created by another user?

No. Only the creator can edit a checkpoint.

 

Who can see a private checkpoint?

Private checkpoints are only visible to the creator.

 

Who can see a public checkpoint?

Public checkpoints are visible to everybody.

 

What happens when I remove a public checkpoint?

The checkpoint will be removed from the public list. Other users who are already using this list will also lose your checkpoint. Be very careful before removing a checkpoint. Frustrating other users will have a negative impact on your reputation.  

 

What happens when I edit a public checkpoint?

The edits will show up in the public list. Edits are fine when they improve checkpoints. However, be very careful before editing a checkpoint. Frustrating other users will have a negative impact on your reputation. 

 

What happens when I remove a checkpoint that was not created by me?

The checkpoint will be removed from you version of the list in "My lists". It will still be there for others in the public list.

 

How does the CheckZis algorithm work to determine checkpoint relevance?

We can't be too specific here, but in essence the algorithm is driven by user behavior. When users no longer consider a checkpoint to be relevant it will be removed automatically. This will help develop lists of high quality.

 

When is a checkpoint irrelevant?

When there is no obvious and logical connection with the list as a whole or when it is similar to a previous checkpoint in the list.

 

To which rules does a checkpoint need to conform?

A checkpoint needs to conform to the general conditions of CheckZis. Basically what is comes down to is that all content contributed to CheckZis should be relevant, and not misleading, illegal or indecent. In addition, a checkpoint should not be similar to previous checkpoints in the list.

 

What is the optimal size for a picture in a checkpoint?

A picture can be 8 Mb in size. We recommend using pictures in a 4:3 format.

 

I've created a checkpoint but other people can’t see it.

Check if you've set the checkpoint to "public". Also check if the list has at least 2 public checkpoints. This will make a list public.

 

What happens when I copy a checkpoint?

You create a copy of that checkpoint in another list. The creator of the checkpoint can still edit the copied checkpoint. If you are not the creator, but did copy the checkpoint, you will be mentioned as copier. You cannot edit the checkpoint, but you can remove it from the list.

 

ADVERTISING

 

To which rules does an advertisement need to conform?

An advertisement needs to conform to the general conditions of CheckZis. Basically what is comes down to is that all content, including ads, contributed to CheckZis should be relevant, and not misleading, not illegal or indecent.

 

How can I use an existing ad?

Click on "use existing ad" in the ad edit screen.

 

What happens when I use an existing ad?

When you use an existing ad, you actually create a copy of it. This means that the ad is uniquely paired to the checkpoint. When you edit an ad that you have copied to another checkpoint, you edit the ad only in the checkpoint you are working in. In other words, you can’t edit ads centrally.

 

When is an ad misleading?

When a user clicks on an ad and expects A, but gets B.

 

How can I advertise on CheckZis?

At this point in time the only way to advertise on CheckZis is by adding relevant lists and checkpoints. You can add a free text ad to every list and checkpoint you contribute. This ad needs to meet some conditions. It should be relevant, not misleading, not illegal or indecent.

 

When is an ad irrelevant?

When it has no obvious or logical connection with the specific checkpoint or the list as a whole.

 

Why are the ads free?

Some users contribute content to CheckZis. In exchange they get advertising space. Conditions apply to placing ads.

 

What happens if I don't place an ad in the checkpoints and lists I contribute?

A link to your profile is always shown in the lists and checkpoints you contribute. If you have added a picture of you or a logo of your business to your profile, this will also be shown. From your profile people can click to your site.