Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between WikiRate and Wikipedia?

Whilst Wikipedia increasingly has overviews related to a company's sustainability as fragments of overviews, WikiRate goes beyond just the surface coverage. On WikiRate users can create fully transparent company ratings based on real data underlying metrics which the community deems important. To help facilitate this, WikiRate invites all public ratings to be hosted on the site free of charge, allowing users to compare and contrast ratings and build a clear picture of what companies are doing. You can see more about what's coming in the Introducing ratings section.

How do I sign up to the Newsletter?

Easy! You can sign up here.

User Accounts

What are the benefits of creating a WikiRate account?

Signing up for a WikiRate account allows you to contribute to the site by adding sources, data points and editing pretty much any information on the website.

How do I sign up for an Account?

To sign up for a WikiRate account simply click on the sign up button on the top right corner of the homepage. Upon signing up you will receive a verification e-mail.

How do I verify my account?

Upon completing your registration, WikiRate will send an automated message (incl. verification link) to the email address you used for registration. By following the verification link in the email, your account will automatically be verified. If you do not receive an automatic message, please wait a few minutes or take a look through your spam folder. Should you still not receive an automated message, please contact us.

What do I do if I forgot my password?

If you have forgotten your password, continue to the sign in page and click on reset password. By following this link, WikiRate will ask you to provide us with the email address you have registered with. After providing us with your email address and clicking on reset my password, WikiRate will send you a link where you can update your account details.

Is my profile page public?

WikiRate greatly values transparency at all levels. For this reason, all profile pages are publicly visible. This also implies that anyone can see the contributions any user has made. To read more about our privacy policies, please visit our Privacy Policy.

Editing

Who can edit WikiRate?

Anyone with a user account can edit WikiRate.

Do you follow any principles?

WikiRate follows Wikipedia's editing principles. To reiterate: WikiRate is unrelated to Wikipedia, however the general wiki editing principles remain the same. WikiRate is just getting started and still a little rough round the edges, if you see areas for improvement you can edit text by double clicking areas you would like to edit or click the edit icon top right on this page.

Sources & Data

What can be a source on WikiRate?

Any publicly available information can be added as a source on WikiRate, including annual reports, CSR reports, news articles etc. You can add sources in three different formats - URL, file or report. Further guidance on adding sources is available here.

Does adding a source mean I agree with it?

You should only add sources you consider reliable and credible, but you are free to add any content as a source, even when you do not agree with it.

Based on what should I up/down vote a source?

Not everything out there on the internet is trustworthy, so WikiRate has a voting system to assess sources' credibility. In assessing the credibility of a source you might want to consider who has produced it and whether they have a good or bad track record of reliable, unbiased reporting – you should also consider the strength of the evidence which the Source presents.

You can vote on notes and sources by clicking the voting buttons beside them. Up-votes increase the score for that item by one point - use these for Notes you think are important and sources that are credible. Down-votes decrease the source's score by one point and should be used for poor quality sources.

I am considering using WikiRate's tools to disseminate my organisation's research. Is it currently possible to mass upload data sets?

At the moment mass uploads of data require some assistance from the Development Team. Please Contact WikiRate regarding your request and we will get in touch with you asap with the next steps or directly email us at .

WikiRate Support & Feedback

How can I share feedback or report bugs on the website?

There are currently 3 ways of communicating with the WikiRate tech team:

  1. Add a support ticket through clicking on Help under the About menu

  2. Start a new discussion

  3. If you don't know how to represent your problem as a ticket please email and we will do our best to help.

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