NationsRoot FAQs

  • What is NationsRoot?

    Nationsroot is a platform where you can:

    1. Receive updates about your local area
    2. Get social media analytics and online reputation of politicians
    3. Ask questions to politicians
    4. Add issues you care about in your area
    5. Invite friends and family to support issues
    6. Rate the basic necessities in your local area
    7. Find election statistics of politicians
    8. Know who the MPs, MLAs, and CM of your state are.

  • How much does it cost?

    It is free of charge.

  • Who made Nationsroot?

    It was made by a team of software engineers.

  • How does Nationsroot earn money?

    We don’t have plans to monetize Nationsroot right now but when we do, we’ll be asking feedback from the community to make sure it complements the experience.

  • How can I post an issue on Nationsroot?

    Go to any MLA or MP’s page and click on ‘Add an issue’.

  • How does NationsRoot track issues?

    Once the user posts an issue, we verify the authenticity of the user and the issue. Then, the issue will be forwarded to the concerned political leader.

    You can track the issues through the following stages:

    1. received
    2. verified
    3. work in progress
    4. completed
    5. acknowledged

  • What are the types of issues that Nationsroot is focusing on and why?

    Electricity, Education, Water, Healthcare, Sanitation, Roads, Nutrition, Farming, Employment, Security, Banking, Tourism, Telecommunication, Transportation, and Animal husbandry.

    These categories are based on parameters commonly faced in daily living and what should be some of the most important election points. These are not the complete list of parameters but we wanted to begin by focusing on these.

  • What happens if I follow a politician?

    You will get updates on all activities about the politician and constituency, like issues, development, news, analytics, and events.

  • How can I add a development?

    You can add a development from the ‘Add Development’ feature on the profile pages of MLAs and MPs

  • Can I ask questions directly to politicians?

    We are working on that feature. It will be available very soon.

  • How can I ask questions directly to the CM of any state?

    We are working on that feature. It will be available very soon.

  • Will politicians reply to my questions?

    Nationsroot will put extra effort on your behalf to make sure your concerns reach politicians and they acknowledge them. You can also check verified answers on each question.

  • Is the contact information of politicians such as phone numbers and emails right? Can I contact them directly through phone numbers, emails, or through social media?

    The contact information is updated as it is available in our files. They might not be the latest but we try to provide the most recent information. You can contact politicians directly using the information we have on Nationsroot. You don’t need to contact politicians through Nationsroot mandatorily but we assure you that we will put in extra effort to let your voice reach the politicians.

  • How can I rate politicians?

    We don’t rate politicians. We rate the work they have done in their constituencies based on certain parameters. You can rate these parameters which can be found in the rating tab of an MLA and MP’s page.

  • What is the rating based on? What are the benefits of rating?

    The rating is based on users’ opinion of basic necessities in their area. You can show the requirements that are missing in your area when you rate based on the parameters for basic needs.

  • What does the level of each star mean?

    Legend:

    1. 1 Star = Nonexistent. Very little to no amenity exists.
    2. 2 Stars = Very poor. There is some service, some of the time.
    3. 3 Stars = Average. The service is available full time but the quality is not that good.
    4. 4 Stars = Good. We have full access to a decent quality amenity.
    5. 5 Stars = Excellent. The amenity is easy to access, convenient, and affordable with support resources.

  • Where can I get news updates about my constituency/local area?

    We will launch news feature soon where you will get local and state level news.

  • What are manifestos?

    Manifestos are declarations of goals and objectives made by a politician that he or she intends to work towards, usually before an election.

  • How does Nationsroot track manifestos?

    We will list points from manifestos given by the states and political parties. We then let users decide how much work has been done by commenting on or rating each point.

  • Who can write on Nationsroot?

    Anyone can write on Nationsroot.

  • What criteria does Nationsroot use to select written pieces?

    We have simple criteria. We want written pieces to be free of sensationalism and plagiarism. The works should be accurate and verifiable with legitimate sources. Sources can include untouched videos, photos, and interviews.

  • What are the benefits of becoming a writer on Nationsroot?

    Writers on Nationsroot will get exposure to local, national, and eventually international audience. You will earn money based on the popularity of your articles. Becoming a writer lets you express your ideas and suggestions with others.

  • Will I get any money after I start writing on Nationsroot?

    Yes, you will start receiving money once the payment feature is implemented.

  • How will I get my monthly pay as a writer?

    We will either send a check or direct deposit to your account. All information about payment will be available soon here (link).

  • Do we cover information about elections?

    We provide data about recent 2014 general elections right now. Data history of prior general elections will be available soon.
    Elections data from the state level will be available soon.

  • Is the analytics data shown in real time?

    The data displayed in the basic analysis is the data we get. It is not real time.

  • As a reporter, can I use the social media data available on NationsRoot?

    Yes, the data can be used by reporters but please display 'NationsRoot' as the source of the data.

  • Can we have advanced social media analytics reports?

    Yes, please contact us to get advanced reports.