- The announcement process needs improvement (No community vote needed for this.)
- If we were to pay people to vote, would we really achieve what we want?
- Before implementing such a structure it would have to be proposed to and approved by the community.
- KPI options offer great possibilities of creating such an incentivized process.
Hey @FrankDaTank ,
I see you are one of the first to make use of the sentiment check process here. It is still new and I am curious how it will benefit out discussion culture. As you said it might not be necessary to follow the described process in this specific case:
Why not look at the two aspects discussed so far separately, just as @samuelnathanrichards already said:
- improving the announcement process (make people aware)
- incentivizing the actual voting (motivate people)
about 1) Improving Announcements
some ideas have been mentioned already:
- adding a calendar to the forum
- using one central channel for all announcements
- sending emails and sms about votings
- using only specific days of the week to start votings
- having one person leading this
I don’t think we’d need to create a proposal (and vote) about this. It is probably more about putting the topic on the agenda and making sure someone is taking care of it.
about 2) Incentives for Voting:
If we were to explore allocating XIO to pay (incentivize) for voting we should definitely put this to a vote. Before looking into possible ideas and their implications I would challenge the premise that we need more participation in our voting. I do agree that we should inform everyone well about all planned and active votings. If people then decide to not take part in it I think it is their own decision.
So my question here is:
What benefit would a incentivized voting participation actually give us?
If we really come up with valid arguments that incentivizing the vote has actual benefit, the following ideas can be elaborated:
- make use of the possibility of KPI options, proposed by @samuelnathanrichards here.
- take XIO from the XSI pool and pay people for voting.
- increase XSI / XLP rewards if people vote
The idea of creating some KPI option to achieve this, I feel has a lot of potential. Things to consider:
- how to avoid people gaming the system?
- how to make sure people actually look into the topics they are voting on and don’t just vote for the sake of voting?
- does it make more sense to peg our metrics on the voting power (amount XIO used) or on the number of individual votes?
- should we include an option “I don’t care. Do what you want!” in every vote?