Dear Dash & Team,
I keep hearing the ‘Exclusive citizenship’ is being promoted with the idea of creating it more exclusive. If you want to create an echo chamber it will do you good, however, echo chambers limit growth and creativity. If you go down that path you’ll surely lose my interest.
I’m not sure why you’d think that this would really add to the quality of conversation. Interaction and creativity will explode by creating fewer hoops, not more.
I personally have been active in the forum/telegram on and off, listen to youtube videos, and the reason that I’m not going all-in is not my lack of time or capacity to add my creativity to one of the growing projects at Blockzero.
However, oftentimes, when community involvement is being proposed it comes with hoops, like the last marketing content proposal, which comes in the form of a competition. Why don’t you ask citizens to provide a sample of their past work instead of creating this idea that we now have to jump up and down to earn the ‘carrot’ (competition).
Time is valuable for everyone and if you truly want a decentralized community, and want to attract talent/time (lifeforce), you should probably stop treating this like a classroom where the team is the principal/teacher. The idea of wanting to create citizenship more exclusive would just bolster this cast system.
Let’s admit that I did take my time to foresee that ETH high transaction costs would limit FLASH before it launched & that some of us here advocated that layer-2 should have been a priority already and that waiting for optimism was a mistake. Now, yesterday a 90% vote on ‘I’m not using Flash because of fees’ just tells me again that you should not make this Blockzero forum more exclusive. You should perhaps value opinions that are not from within an echo chamber. Months of focus have been lost waiting for optimism & with this opening opportunity for competition to come in and copy the ‘Flash idea’…
Note: I say all of this with the utmost respect for all of the team, but I cannot be reacting in compliance with an echo chamber, so I need to speak my mind to make my thoughts valuable. Compare that to me not saying what I really think just so that I could earn your approval and hopefully get some extra XIO for my effort…?! You see, that does not work.
In the meantime, I will continue supporting (even after Flash trouble) & hopefully you reconsider that idea of making citizenship more exclusive & focus more on actually using the diversity of talent which is actually available if you can truly reach out to it.