Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Kpakpatoya ?
    Kpakpatoya is a repository for what's new, popular and relevant on the Internet with a focus on Africa. Users like you can submit content and decide, through votings, what's good (kiffs) and what's junk (zaps). Links that receive community approval raise towards the top, so the front page is constantly in motion and (hopefully) filled with fresh, interesting links. Kpakpatoya is part of the Evasium Network.
  2. What does the name "Kpakpatoya" mean ?
    "Kpakpatoya" is a term from the Ivorian slang which indicates the act of spreading rumors, passing on supposed stories relating to surrounding things, events and people. In our context, it would therefore be appropriate to understand "kpakpatoya" with regard to scoops, gossips and even compelling news.
  3. Can anyone submit a link ?
    Yes, all you need is an Evasium Account! It's easy and quick, you can create a new account right here. If you already have one, you can login then start sharing, voting and commenting on links.
  4. How to submit a link ?
    Once you are logged in, you just have to click on Publish in the menu and fill in the short submission form. Your item will automatically appear on the latest notes page.
  5. What kind of links can I submit ?
    The most welcomed topics on Kpakpatoya are : Buzz, Clash, Economics & Politics, Culture, Insolite, Local News, Africa, Sport, Diaspora. Post to the most appropriate category possible. You can look around to see if your link has been submitted before so that you avoid posting duplicates. Don't use link shorteners to submit a note.
  6. What is a Kiff ? How about a Zap ?
    A Kiff is a thumbs-up (a positive vote, a "Like", a "+1") for a note. A Zap is the reverse, a thumbs-down (a negative vote) for a note. Any Kpakpatoya user can kiff or zap a note, and since the note score depends on the difference between its kiffs and zaps, every vote helps to inform where that note appears on the Kpakpatoya rankings.
  7. What are Tags ?
    Tags are text labels you can add to a note that help categorize notes by topic or keyword. You can add/edit tags relevant to the note you submit or update. You can also browse notes by tags by clicking on them.
  8. What's the user score about ?
    User score indicates the contribution of a user on Kpakpatoya. To prevent various types of abuse, some actions may not be counted but most of your activities on Kpakpatoya affect your score. For example, your score increases when you submit relevant notes and comments, as well as when you report spammy note and comments. Inversely, your score decreases when you submit spammy notes and comments. With great score, comes great powers, mostly with respect to moderation.
  9. What happens when something gets reported as spam?
    It gets reviewed, either by a person or a program. The more people who report it, the more likely some action will be taken. Reporting spam is the most important thing a user can do to help keep Kpakpatoya clean.
  10. Is Kpakpatoya available in languages other than English?
    Yes, Kpakpatoya is also available in French. By default, Kpakpatoya would adopt your browser language, but you can swap that in your settings.
  11. Who are you ?
    Kpakpatoya is powered by Evasium, a small team of technology enthusiasts. We basically make Internet software. We focus on building edutainment-oriented web/client applications.
  12. This page doesn't answer my question ! Who should I contact if I have a problem or concern?
    For any enquiry, please use the Contact Form or send an email to contact[at]kpakpatoya.com.