I think there’s a general agreement that access to more ‘hard’ data would be useful. There’s an equal and important acknowledgment regarding how to make such info available whilst not impacting on concepts of freedom, decentralisation and anonymity (from my perception of the Aragon community anyhow).
Right. The idea is just to give people tools to make better decisions, not to sway their decisions in any particular direction. As is, it seems like there’s lots of room for people opinions and perceptions to be swayed if they don’t have a prior foundation of knowledge in the space (the blockchain space, investment models and best practices, Aragon products, etc…). I think more data would help compliment the already awesome systems in place
Several of your above points are currently hazy milestones on our (slowly gaining clarity and focus) Aragon coop DAO roadmap. Perhaps once this vote is out the way and we can all think a little more clearly on longer term goals, you may be interested in joining our emergent coop community? This then could provide a clear practical methodology to put some of the above thoughts into practice. Equally, things like to Community Fund DAO would be useful process to gather forces and break possible tasks down into firm project proposals.
Cool! I’m not an expert on everything going on in the Aragon community so I’m really glad that these things are already being discussed. Are there any specific threads, posts, or resources you’d recommend to learn more about the Community Funding DAO? (I’ve read through a few related posts here and there on the forum, but it sounds like it’s worth doing a deep dive)
Often I think you can possess all the data and game analysis that could possibly be gathered on any potential issue or project – and you still end up going with your ‘gut’ (“1st thought best thought”, etc.).
100%. Most everyone just gathers data to support their original bias rather than the other way around. That being said, it’s hard to “go with your gut” in an async decentralized digital community. Maybe a few people in the ecosystem have built prior relationships and have the privilege to go to conferences and talk face to face, but the majority of the people are limited to what’s online. More data makes it easier for more people to make better decisions at scale.
Edit: also, while I might generally feel like a proposal is a good idea, I have no idea if the amount of funds requested or timeline is appropriate. “Going off my gut” I’ll just say yes, but then that makes the AGP process a lucrative venture for lazy devs to put together a flashy proposal, make the community feel good about it, and then half deliver. I’m not saying projects are currently doing this, but it’s the blockchain space and if it can happen it will happen (can’t > won’t). If people are asking for money or changes to the Aragon gov process, it’s reasonable to ask them to provide more data on exactly what they’re doing, why it benefits the ANT community, and why their ask (time and money) is reasonable and aligned with current the market value for such.
While I’d say that several of your requests for firmer processes are actually happening organically anyway, I can absolutely appreciate that if we wish to DAO such work these currently scattergun and impulsive approaches wont automate or scale.
I’m not requesting any specific process, but merely floating ideas out there to start a conversation. I’m aware that I don’t know what I don’t know, but I’m hoping to learn more through these conversations and contribute to creating things that help myself the community make better informed decisions.
Agreed! I’ve been so impressed with Aragon from the manifesto to the rapid evolution of the community to the actually shipment of real products that real people can use to solve real problems. That’s why I’m here taking the time to share ideas. I think you guys are doing something really awesome