$4000 month until closed
Our community moderators have been doing great work helping the community via discord, telegram, the forum and more. They’ve proven themselves as core contributors necessary to the success of our DAO and community, and we’re proposing to move their funding directly to the DAO in recognition of that. This function is to be managed by the Head of Community, who sets the allocation of funds each month.
Our moderators are often the first contact for new ecosystem participants and the backbone of our culture. They’ve been solving problems, answering questions and generally making sure our community has the technical help and knowledge that they need.
They’ve continued to step up and own workstreams for the community, like recording calls, managing + updating our youtube, stepping in to help in unofficial places (like POKTopus Den), and answering tickets in discord and TG.
We’re happy with the work they’re doing, their responsiveness, and their continued effort within POKT. We want them to continue to be paid for the value they add to the community, similar to POKTnews proposal earlier this year.
We believe the DAO should recognise our moderators as core contributors to the project through these three actions:
- Funding our moderators via the DAO as it would any other core contributor; these funds are managed by the Head of Community
- Continue working with the Head of Community to support POKT network and its community
- An update quarterly from Head of Community on the value + impact, and any new workstreams
Per above, our moderators have proven their value and dedication to the community since April of this year, and we’d like to move them from a ‘grant’ to being funded directly from the DAO.
The final step is to pass the proposal that reflects their value.
Working with Head of Community:
They’re already reporting to the Head of Community, as well as helping in unofficial channels. There’s no meaningful change here, other than continued collaboration with PNF to help with improvements to our community culture, onboarding and support for new participants.
So far the moderators have done great work while reporting to the Foundation, but are mostly autonomous and self-directing in their day-to-day work. As the community needs new forms of support around their initiatives, this gives a direct path to request moderator help and accountability for their work.
We’re close to launching community dashboards and analytics which should also provide visibility and transparency around how we’re using our resources, especially our community platforms. Everyone will be able to use this data to direct how we focus our community efforts and define success when it comes to participation and community growth.
Deliverables within the role of Moderator will continue to reflect those outlines and completed within the original call for mods. Additional deliverables will be added as community needs shift.
The requested amount is the equivalent of $4000 month in POKT, paid at the monthly (trailing 30day avg) price.
This covers the current cost of having two lead moderators, plus a small amount of buffer room for adaptability as our community + responsibilities grow.
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