Introducing DXdao Community REP Boosts:
Recognizing Community Members’ Contributions to DXdao
This post outlines a new idea around REP Boosts, a program designed to benefit from doubling down on a positive reinforcement culture within the DXdao community.
For some background, this week was supposed to be the week of Burning Man - for those who have been, you will be highly aware of the 10 Principles of Burning Man. While one could argue that it would be ideal to incorporate all ten principles, we can think of REP Boosts originating from a mix of a few of the principles that I believe benefit our community:
Radical Inclusion - We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.
Communal Effort - Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration.
Participation - Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic.
Immediacy - Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture.
Black Rock City is a special place where I have seen these principles come together in action, and it’s spectacular - it flips the norms of a community and seems to improve all aspects, driving creativity, communication and coordination. The actors in this community end up benefiting together in many ways.
These ideas are not new to DXdao. I believe that many of us are attracted to DXdao because many of these principles are built into our community. DXdao has many community members who have contributed greatly and have an under-represented voice. Empowering these members with a larger on-chain voice will benefit our community.
The goal of REP Boosts is to periodically recognize these selfless contributors to DXdao.
How will this work?
Through a new method of rewarding REP instead of requesting REP. There have been past discussions about “pushing” REP to contributors versus the traditional DAO process of people having to “request” REP. We have community members that have wanted to acknowledge and reward contributors but haven’t really had the mechanisms or norms in place to do so easily.
REP Boosts open a culture where people are more excited to give REP than to receive REP.
We thought it would be good to put structure around this idea so that it can be discussed, refined, implemented and used by the DXdao community.
How does this program benefit DXdao:
- Pushes forward DXdao’s goal to further decentralize the control of REP
- Gives a larger voice to newer, important members of the DXdao ecosystem (who may have no REP or small amounts)
- Acts as a tool to draw in and more easily “absorb” valuable people into DXdao community
- Sets an example - Leads to less active members becoming more active
- Builds a stronger, aligned community
REP Boost Program General Guidelines (not hard rules):
- Boost amounts are typically in the 0.1%-0.2% range
- Anyone can nominate another person - you are welcome to do it publicly or you could shoot a name over to me and I can post it in the forum like - “Arailse Mesabo Domen has been nominated for a REP Boost of 0.X% REP)” [there is a little trust involved here]
- Proposal is created by someone who is not the receiver [all that is needed is to identify the correct wallet address of the nominee]
When should REP Boosts occur:
One thought would be to have this program on a monthly or quarterly basis.
After thinking more about the goals of this program, it may make more sense to leave it fully open. At any time, one member of the community can nominate another member of the community for a “REP Boost”.
Unless others feel differently, I don’t see a need to put the idea of this program up for proposal. Each vote will be an individual proposal.
Kicking off REP Boosts:
What better way to kick off DXdao REP Boosts than by doing some REP Boosts!
We have started to gather a list of nominees from people.
If you have any other nominations, please feel free to post here in the forum publicly, or send over to me directly, or to someone that can relay it to me.
Goal is to have an initial list in the next few days.
Also, please also comment on your feelings about this program. Thanks.