FAQ Berlin Crowdfunding Prize

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the Berlin Crowdfunding Prize

1. HOW MANY TIMES CAN I VOTE?
During the voting period you can vote once a day at the most (i.e. once in 24 hours). It is possible to give votes to several or all projects every day.

2. WHEN IS MY VOTE COUNTED?
As soon as the heart has been clicked, the vote counts. The heart is then red for 24 hours, and only after this period  has elapsed can you vote again.

3. I HAVE NOT VOTED YET TODAY, SO WHY CAN I STILL NOT CAST MY VOTE?
The key factor in being able to vote every 24 hours is an Internet connection via a dedicated line. Voting may not be possible if several votes are cast via one line, for example at the workplace (also at different devices). The same applies to public or shared wireless networks. It often helps to vote via smartphone, provided that it is connected via the mobile network.

4. HOW CAN I MAKE SURE THAT MY VOTE IS COUNTED?

When the heart next to your favourite project or projects is red, the vote has been counted. If an error message appears, then the vote was not counted and it is only possible to vote again after 24 hours.

5. HOW LONG CAN I CAN VOTE FOR?
The Voting for Berlin Crowdfunding Prize 4.0 starts at 11:00 on 23 September and ends at 23:59 on 29 September, 2015 at Projekt Zukunft website.

6. HOW IS VOTING PROTECTED AGAINST MANIPULATION?
The final result is supposed to reflect the choice of the community. We therefore attach great importance to ensuring that the voting works as a fair competition and we perform daily checks on the voting tool and the metadata of the votes cast.

7. WHAT HAPPENS IF THE VOTING IS MANIPULATED?
Individual projects may be excluded from the voting if we find clear irregularities in voting behaviour which point to the intentional circumvention of the measures taken to implement the voting regulations. This includes any calls for manipulation and/or its toleration, e.g. in the comments of the social media channels of the project in question.