Power League Help
Using a public league
You can take part in any of the public leagues that you see on the home page. When you click on one of the leagues you will be taken to a voting page, where you are presented with a question, such as "who do you wish had most power?" and 2 items from which to make a choice. You will also see a link that says "View this league". Clicking this will show you how the items in the league are currently positioned based on the votes that have been registered so far — the highest number of 'winning' votes at the top, and the lowest at the bottom.
Creating your own league
You need to register on the Power League site to start creating your own leagues. Simply click on the "Register now" link and complete the form. Once you have registered and activated your account (by e-mail) you will be able to start making your own leagues by clicking on the "Make new league: start" link.
Using Power League at school
If you need help on how to use the Power League in school (either as the basis for the lesson, or for another school activity), please look at our Teacher Guide. This guide also gives you links to online resources to help with creating a league.
Q: How are the league positions calculated?
A: This is simply calculated as follows: "challenged" minus "lost", where "challenged" is the number of times an item has appeared up against another item on the main voting page, and "lost" is the number of times the item has not won in a challenge. I.e. the net number of times it has "won".
Q: How do I report inappropriate content?
A: When taking part in someone else's league, you will see there is a link called "report inappropriate content" on the voting page and on the league page. Simply click on this link and you will be asked to select which of the 2 or 3 items on that page you wish to report. As soon as you report an item, it will automatically be removed from that league, and the league owner will be informed that they need to moderate that item (either permanently delete it or republish it.)
Q: How do I add an item to a league?
If you are the league owner: Click on 'My leagues', then next to the league you want to add an item to, just click on the 'Edit/moderate league' link. Now click on the 'Add item' link at the bottom of the page.
If you are using someone else's league: You can only add an item to a league if the owner of that league has allowed users to do this. If this is the case, while you are viewing or voting on the league, you will see a link called "Add an item to this league". Clicking on that will take you to a form where you can create a league item and immediately publish it to that league.
Q: How do I delete an item from a league?
A: You can only delete an item from a league if you own that league, and if that league isn't yet published. In the "My leagues" page, under "Work in progress" simply click on "Edit/publish" next to the league you want to delete an item from. Now click on step 5, "Review" and scroll down the list of your items - you will see an "Edit" link under each item in your league. Clicking on these will take you to a screen where you can either change the item, or simply click on the "Delete this item" button to remove it from your league.
Q: How do I republish an item someone has reported as inappropriate?
A: When someone has reported an item in your league as inappropriate, you will see a notification appear on the left hand side of the site saying you have content to moderate:
Simply click on the "View now" link and you will see all items that have been reported. Click on the "Moderate" link next to the item you want to republish, and you will be able to then see the details of that item and click on a link called "republish this item".
Q: Can I reset votes of zero on my league?
A: You can do this by going to 'My leagues' and then clicking on 'Edit/moderate league' next to the league you want to do this to. Then click on the 'Clear all votes' link.
Q: How do I customise or make my own league?
A: You can make your own league by registering on the Power league website, and then simply clicking on the 'Make new league' link on the home page.
Q: How many leagues can I make?
A: You can make as many or as few leagues as you wish (as long as you are registered on the website). There is no limit.
Q: Are my leagues public?
A: They are only viewable to people who you have shared the unique URL and password for your league with, and who is registered on the Power League site. The URL (link) and password for a league are in the email when you send a league to a friend.
Q: Who is Futurelab?
A: Find out more about Futurelab by visiting our website here: www.futurelab.org.uk
Q: Do I need to register to use this site?
A: You only need to register if you want to make your own leagues or take part in your friends leagues. You can still use our public leagues (see the homepage) without registering.