*Summary: proposal to reward individual members of the community for ‘qualitiy time’ spent at the Forum and in this way increase participation in, and output of the Forum.
A win-win strategy for the community and choise.com.
Abstract: The DAO-Forum is meant to 1. facilitate a constructive dialogue between choise.com and it’s community and 2. to let the community come up with valuable proposals that can be used to improve choise.com.
The Forum thus wants to be a democratic marketplace where the combined voices of the community can help, feed and support the company in its evolution.
At this point in time we stand at less than 380 Forum members, of whom about 5% (about 20) can be regarded as (very) active members.
Up until now one proposal has been accepted, which will indeed lead to a change in the app (showing amounts in savingsaccount).
The first baby steps of the Forum are promising, but we would like to be of more value.
We would like to propose that choise.com invests in the further ‘construction of the Forum’, so to speak, by rewarding time put into it by individual members.
Writing a good topic or reading many topics takes time. For instance: at this point in time getting from a topic to a proposal amounts to an investment of some 5 - 8 hours: you come up with the topic, write it, post it in the Telegram chat, gather feedback, re-write it and eventually turn it into a proposal some weeks later. It’s more than time; it’s dedication to choise.com
Time -and dedication- spent at the forum can, in a way, be measured in the badges people can earn: for instance you get a badge when a topic gets 10 ‘likes’, get another when you read a lot of posts etc.
Our proposal is to reward certain badges with CHO. We expect that this will motivate members to invest more time and real effort in the Forum. When quality time and dedication increase the company and the community will benefit because of new proposals being presented.
Motivation: the community consists of people with many talents. Whether they hold an MBA, work in finance, language, marketing or could, with their practical remark, represent many out there who might ‘think the same’. A well run and populated Forum thus can be of huge strategic importance because, as already stated by choise.com.
Specification: we propose that badges that ‘take quality time to achieve’ like those relates to earning likes on a topic, those presented when reading many topics etc, earn you CHO. The same may apply for proposals presented and proposals accepted, of course.
Conclusion: rewarding certain badges/proposals with CHO is a
1.) great way to recognize time and effort spent (dedication) by an individual member.
- It would/might increase DAO-Forum participation and thus would bolster its significance which is a strategic objective.
3.) It would lead to the ‘harvest’ of more valuable proposals.
-thank you to the people who have thought along and /or liked the topic here and on Telegram-