-How does Aragon avoid misuse of capital when funding projects/initiatives? I read somewhere in the forum that there had been times when people requested funding but failed to deliver or underdelivered. Do project contributors receive money upfront or the funds are streamed via e.g superfluid or alternative methods?
-Any plan to add liquidity to layer 2s? Ant is mostly on CEXes and a couple of DEXes. of the few DEXes where ANT is listed, all are L1s, and no L2 if I’m not mistaken. Meaning potential buyers will incur additional charges due to the higher cost of trading on L1. This would probably discourage those that plan on buying in small chunks.
If the plan to maintain ANt liquidity on L1 is in anticipation that sharding is around the corner then fine. Even though I don’t think it’s the best thing to do because Sharding could be further delayed just like other Ethereum upgrades.
-I read about the ambassador program on discord and believe that having advocates would indeed help in fostering the adoption of Araogon products. However, the idea of relying on an invite-only process to have advocates in all cities and towns across the world doesn’t sound practical, at least to me. I mean it’ll probably take “forever” to attain the program’s objectives via invite-only.
I believe Aragon needs alternative methods if it wants to attain its goals in time.
A few ideas I have in mind:
*Create bounties for Ambassador hunters. For instance, if someone (ambassador hunter) knows a DAOist that can qualify as an ambassador and refers the person to Aragon, they get a reward/bounty. But this only happens if the Ambassador they referred has worked with Araogon for a specified duration, otherwise, the hunters don’t get the bounty.
*Create an ambassador outline and allow people to apply, but do it in a way that you won’t be overwhelmed with applications. How so? By providing detailed, clear, and strict guidelines for who qualifies as an ambassador. And in case Aragon feels they’re receiving slightly more applications than they expected, they could set a limit to the number of applications they’re prepared to handle per week, month, quarterly, etc. I’m sure there’s always a workaround to avoid low-quality applications. It’s just a matter of experimenting with different ways to see what works best.
-I’m a huge fan of Aragon how-to guides because I believe DAO education will become increasingly important over time. Given that the web3 community holds Aragon in high esteem, I thought it was necessary to point out a few things:
I went through this article and noticed it’s just a rehash of what has already been written in the previous articles in the same section ( governance and coordination). It’s not a good experience when you click a link to an article hoping to read something new only to find out you’ve already read it in the same section.
Again, a chunk of content from this article was repeated in this one. The article headlines themselves are more or less the same (building or growing a community is the same thing and involves management). One of the articles is an extension/continuation of the other. So it’s better to label them as part 1 and part 2, and then remove the duplicate content.
Now that the Aragon app is out, there are likely going to be more people reading these guides. I think everything should be done to keep them interested. Certain practices can deter readers and also have a negative impact on the authority of the website (think SEO). This can, in turn, cause highly ranked keywords to move down the ranks of google.
Regarding the accuracy of the information on the Aragon How-tos, I suggest adding a “suggestion button” for others to suggest changes /corrections. Many publications do this and I think it’s particularly important for a platform that publishes web3 content with heaps of unorthodox terminology. Considering the fast-evolving nature of web3, this would reduce the workload on editors who have to constantly update the content.
Is there a reason for not displaying author names alongside the how-to articles they write? I believe contributors are likely to act more responsibly if they know that their names will be displayed on the content they create. Plus, it also helps DAO builders and even internal contributors to know who to reach out to if they have a question regarding a particular topic.
-Will Aragon continue to post bounties on Dework or everything will be done internally by the various guilds/teams? Asking because I’m a web3 enthusiast/writer and always on the lookout for content bounties.
-Finally, would like to notify the community that I picked one of the latest how-to content bounties on dework and wrote on it voluntarily. completed the article and submitted it to @fmurphy. Based on our last discussion, he read the article but needed another person to further review it. Didn’t hear back from him for whatever reason. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that many contributors left Aragon within the past couple of months? In any case, here’s a link to the article. @Samantha , you might want to check it out.