Last year we began using Coordinape in an effort to reward Metanauts who were contributing time and energy to activities that benefitted the protocol. While the initial few rounds had good activity, it seems like later rounds have significantly dropped off in overall opt-ins and amount of GIVE distributed.
I wanted to kick off a conversation about Coordinape, the Bounty board, and how we might iterate on these to come to a better solution that gets more engagement and promotes the community engaging with the minor tasks that the protocol needs completed.
I’ll start off with a couple of thoughts, others can kick in their own ideas, and we’ll see if some consensus shakes out.
I like Coordinape, and I think when linked explicitly to a relatively short sprint period it works well. I wish it would have a ‘feed’ where people could indicate what they were working on or what was completed during the epoch itself. Since that doesn’t seem to be present though, it’s really incumbent on participants to ‘be seen’ doing whatever they said they would be doing.
I wasn’t a fan of the month-long period the epoch was changed to, as it opens itself up to being something you can ‘put off’ and procrastinate on. With the short epochs you’re encouraged to opt-in quickly and get something done, else you miss out for that round. Further, short epochs encourage setting goals that are reasonably sized and are less likely to be delayed.
I read a lot of feelings about “I feel bad opting in because …[X]…” I’m sympathetic to core contributors and those employed by the DAO staying opted-out, but I think Metanauts generally should opt in every epoch. While you personally may not feel as though your contribution is meritorious, the actual point of Coordinape is to distribute based on perceived merit. We can’t do that if you don’t opt-in.
We also have a bounty board that predated Coordinape and that doesn’t get a lot of attention (as far as I can tell). Coordinape participants are setting their own goals, while the board is the protocol saying “This is what we need done.” I think the presence and needs on the board need to be regularly emphasized somewhere.
So, what’s the intersection of the two?