Frequently asked questions

Why does konsens ask for resistance and not acceptance?

Although asking how much someone is against a proposal might seem negative at first, it makes all participants think about their objections and if these objections are justified or could be resolved somehow. This helps the group discuss critical points that would otherwise not come to the surface. And it may keep people from blocking proposals just because they don’t like them.

Why can I not rate anonymously?

konsens makes resistance transparent so that participants can resolve it by talking about it and finding a solution together. To make that happen, it helps to know who has strong resistance against a proposal and talk to these people directly. Knowing the names also helps to keep track of who has already rated and who might need to be reminded. If you want to stay anonymous after all, you can enter a fantasy name or pseudonym.

How is the group resistance calculated?

It’s super simple: We add up all submitted resistance points and divide the sum by the number of participants.

How much time do I have to complete the decision process?

Once you have started the proposal phase, you have 42 days (6 weeks) to conduct the decision process and access your result. After 42 days your decision including all submitted data will be automatically deleted on the next day at 0:00 UTC. The exact deletion date is displayed below the question of your decision. You can always delete your decision manually before 42 days have expired.

Which personal data is processed and where is this data stored?

You can use konsens without submitting any personal data. However, we can’t and don’t want to control which data you voluntarily submit during the decision process. For instance, you may submit personal data when writing proposals or enter your real name when posting a question and making a rating. But don’t worry, your data will be processed and stored on German servers in Frankfurt am Main and thus will be protected by the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You’ll find more information in our privacy policy.

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