FQ

 


Friendliness Quotient : A ranking system to help you get more comfortable with other members. View the footer for more details.

 

Once Upon My Kitchen is a unique community marketplace that introduces a new style of social dining. It’s unique because it explores the possibilities of social interaction via a special place; A home kitchen. To do that successfully, we use a concept of FQ that you may be unfamiliar with. Here is a short explanation.

 

Once Upon My Kitchen aims to turn a new page in the way people socialize and hang out. Essentially, this platform brings together strangers from different parts of the world to meet and enjoy the food from amazing home kitchens. While this is an exciting and fresh concept we perceive the most obvious snag. A question that all of us, venturing into a new territory would ask:

 

“How do I know it’s going to be fine?”

 

Whether it’s your safety you are worried about or just the personality of your new dining partner, you are bound to wonder a bit.

 

We decided to take this concern head on. So, besides creating a detailed profile for each and every member, we have introduced the concept of FQ, a friendliness quotient. It gives you a fair idea of how many friends and links the individual has.

 

Each member gets to build their FQ which is a product of the social community links you have linked to your profile, like Facebook, the reviews and references the member generates. Additionally, address and phone verification adds on to the ranking.

 

A more detailed understanding of their personality or cooking skills comes from references that they receive from friends and family, which will be listed under reference section of their profile. Each host and guest can invite any number of their friends to write recommendations for them.

 

Similarly, reviews gives you a glimpse of the experiences of other Once Upon My Kitchen community members who have interacted with them, either as a guest or as a host.

 

Irrespective, be assured that, it is not compulsory for any of our members to be part of any other social community for them to be a member.

 

In the absence of such links we advise you to boost your profile with extensive information, get your friends to write detailed references and put up many fun pictures as you wish. This will give other members a fair idea of your cooking skills or interests and background. You can also activate phone and address verification request and request for a verification of your homes address and phone number from our end. This will give you a special verified tag.

 

Honestly, for that, an open mind is probably more important than a high FQ!

 

Host
Basic information 5 points
Profile question 1 point/question
Account details 5 points
Profile photo 1 point
Host reference 1 point/reference
Host review 1 point/review
Menu published 5 points/menu
Accepted bookings 5 points/accepted booking
FB Connect 10 points
Address verification 5 points
Phone verification 5 points
Host: As the above table specifies, the host will receive points for updating his basic information and when he uploads a profile picture through the website. The host also receives points every time he accepts a request.
eg: If you are a host you will receive points for connecting your Facebook profile to the website, but once you gain those ten points for connecting you won’t bag any points for connecting it with the profile again. On the other hand, every time a host accepts the request for hosting a meal the host receives five points.
 
Guest
Basic information 5 points
Profile 2 points/question
Profile photo 1 points
Guest reference 2 points/reference
Guest review 2 point/review
Booking requests 5 points/booking
FB Connect 10 points
Address verification 5 points
Phone verification 5 points
Guest: As the above table specifies, a guest receives points for updating his basic information and when he fills in his account details. Those five points will be given to the guest only once. Guests also receive points for verifying their address and phone number on the website.
eg: A guest will receive points every time he books a meal or refers one. Although, he won’t receive points for filling his account details each time.
 
HOST + GUEST
Basic information 5 points
Profile question 2 point/question
Account details 5 points
Profile photo 1 point
reference 2 point/reference
review 2 point/review
Menu published 5 points/menu
Accepted bookings 5 points/accepted booking
Booking requests 5points/booking
FB Connect 10 points
Address verification 5 points
Phone verification 5 points
Host and Guest: As the above table specifies Host/Guest will receive points for updating their basic information. They receive two points for updating their profile photo and every time they review or refer a meal. Host/Guest will receive points the first time they connect their Facebook profile to the website. Thereafter, they won’t receive points the next time they connect.

eg: A host will receive points for publishing the menu every time he publishes a new menu. Likewise, when he accepts the requests he receives points each time he accepts one.