Hello Esteemed Doodle Colleagues,
Summary of Proposal
- “Snapshot Saturdays” Standardize preliminary votes to Saturdays accompanied by champion speaking at community town hall.
- Reduce preliminary quorum from 15% to 5%
- Begin tracking percent of preliminary votes to reach final.
- Begin tracking total community participation by each stage
0 community led proposals have reached the quorum necessary to reach final vote. 1 founding team proposal (expanding the team) had a final vote; however, it skipped the preliminary stage. Minimal participation in Doodlebank could be due to a combination of factors including:
- The ideas being brought forth are not compelling enough to warrant a vote.
- Community is unaware of proposals requiring votes.
- Large share of the community is unwilling to prioritize or make time for each vote.
While problem 1 is outside the scope of this proposal numbers 2 and 3 can be addressed with tweaks to our standard operation process.
To improve awareness of proposals requiring votes several community members have proposed holding a “Snapshot Saturday”. Each Saturday, new proposals up for preliminary votes would be submitted to Snapshot. The champion would be able to jump on a Twitter Spaces or Discord community led Town Hall to discuss their proposal and answer questions.
Building a consistent ritual on when to expect discussing and voting on proposals will help train the community at large on expectations while ensuring the champion is given maximum visibility.
To address problem 3 (community is unwilling to prioritize voting) I propose reducing our quorum on preliminary votes from 15% to 5%. The preliminary vote as it stands is too restrictive of a gate with no ideas going through the final stage. Given this is not a commitment to spend the bank but simply to bring a proposal forward for a vote we should encourage hearing more final proposals.
Communities exist in concentric circles. Participation increases as you move from the outside circle to the innermost with the total number of participants decreasing. We have to be realistic that most community members are engaged in a multitude of projects on top of their day jobs and responsibilities. Decreasing the threshold will hopefully encourage more of the community to participate once a proposal gets to a final vote.
Another option we considered was the ENS delegation model however this feels like more of a drastic change which could lead to the same voices being heard repeatedly. It could be an option in the future but seems appropriate only after testing reducing the quorum requirement.
As part of reducing the quorum requirement we should also publicly report on the percentage of proposals making it to the final round and community participation by round. We can then set thresholds/goals after which we can adjust quorum requirements as needed.
Would love to hear your feedback! Special thank you to NittyB, Biggs, Mangopear, Chase McCaskill, Bitty, and countless other community members for your suggestions.