Proposal “Dash_Force“ (Active)Back

Title:Dash Force: June - September
Owner:Mastermined
Monthly amount: 220 DASH (42588 USD)
Completed payments: 2 totaling in 440 DASH (1 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2017-05-20 / 2017-08-18 (added on 2017-05-20)
Votes: 1046 Yes / 132 No / 47 Abstain
Will be funded: Yes
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Proposal description

DASH FORCE MISSION STATEMENT


We at the Dash Force aim to be the Dash community's front line of defense and support. Our mission is to provide support to the human ecosystem surrounding Dash, ensuring that its network effects are maximized by building a community that is the envy of the digital currency world.

Whether it be countering online trolls, reporting critical news, helping local meetups flourish, encouraging economic activity to newly integrated services and exchanges, or bringing in new members and fans, we will do our best to ensure that Dash's community grows and strengthens into a positive social movement behind some of the most amazing and revolutionary technology of our time.

Above all, we seek to conduct ourselves as ambassadors of the Dash community in a polite and professional manner, using honesty and genuine goodwill to represent and preserve Dash's positive and community-focused brand, and relentless tenacity and commitment to quality work to ensure that the job gets done right.



The Dash Force Team has been very busy the last several months with the Testnet contest, Dash Force meetup and presentation contests as well as the Bitfinex and Wall of Coins contests. We have also managed several different DashForce_tips contests/task as well as created the slack Mod Squad program and helped out the #women_of_dash with a small tipping budget. We have sponsored bug bounties for the Dash.org website and successfully helped on several other community related task. The last major initiative was the General Bytes Dash CTM/ATM thunderclap social media campaign that successfully reached around 500,000 people on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.


Over the last several months myself @mastermined, Mark Mason @niburuhybrid, Joel Valenzuela @thedesertlynx and other Swarm members have been heavily engaged in YouTube and Reddit debates with conversations lasting hours and going on for days/weeks.
Now that the Dash Force News website is complete we will once again refocus our efforts on Swarm Troll Patrol and be able to spend more time on community building and outreach. We will also be launching an updated Meetup and presentation contest to focus on merchant adoption, a new website (Discover Dash) as well as two new YouTube based contest.



Discover Dash:
In an effort to provide the Dash community with the necessary resources to reach mass adoption as quickly as possible, we have started DiscoverDash.com, a merchant listing and adoption website. This will provide support for adoption activists like Amanda B. Johnson to use, give new users and businesses all the resources they need to start using Dash, and provide a powerful visual statement of how strong and diverse the Dash economy has become.
https://discoverdash.com/



Dash Force YT Contest:
Dash Force is launching a new contest to reward the top 5 Dash YouTube videos and channels. The the top 5 YT videos and/or channels will each receive 1 Dash apiece at the end of the July cycle.
Please see the Dash Force Contest thread for more Details.

Dash Force Contest Thread:
https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/dashforce_tips-contest-thread-help-dash-to-win-dash.12172/

Dash Force Meetup and Presentation Contest:
https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/dashforce-meetup-contest.12802/

Dash Force News
https://www.dashforcenews.com/

Dash Force News Webmaster Report April 2017
https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/dash-force.11208/page-2#post-124864



Here is a brief list of some of the people and organizations that I personally tipped and encouraged other members to tip as well... Dashcentral, Dashninja, Unsung Charity, Eric Sammons for his Great articles, Amanda and the YouTube host who interviewed her, The Dash Mobile crew for continued YouTube mentions, Paradise Paradox and several other YouTube stars who mentioned dash positively in their videos. Also, lots of tips have gone to people who helped Dash in various ways on Reddit and slack and everywhere around the web...
Amanda B Johnson community funded video Presentation (BabyG Miami Dash Presentation Remake)
https://listen.masternode.io/
https://dashvotetracker.com/
https://dash-news.de/dashtv/#value=1001
Pantas Sifir Math App Contest as DASH awareness program
https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/...-as-dash-awareness-program.13904/#post-119204

We will not keep an account of where every little tip went but you will see most of them in Slack and Reddit.
Mastermined DN tipbot - XuFqDrLucr4iPzcqStij6ULAXDnJ3i8Fk9
Mastermined Reddit tipbot - XgGVDaDbZnhJyk33RaUHfh2bixbWVnKcze




April budget allocation:
205 Dash + 78.7 Rollover = 283.7

Dash Force Core Team Salaries - 197,  3 full-time + 6 part-time
MVP Contest - 5.9 DASH - WOD, @c4chaosafbitcoinsqwizzieJoe Moraca
Dash/DFN Youtube video Contest - 2.25
Meetup and presentation Contest - 1
#women_of_dash - 1
Website budget - Professional Writers, Software Upgrades - 3.67
General tip fund - Everyone had plenty of rollover left, no request
MMA Sponsorship - Davis Dos Santos 2.15
https://www.dashforcenews.com/meet-dash-mma-fighter-davis-dos-santos/
Pantas Sifir Math App Contest as DASH awareness program - 2
https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/...-as-dash-awareness-program.13904/#post-119204
Paradise Paradox - 1 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgk8SgqO1VkpvKJ8YaUIrBA




May budget allocation:
205 Dash + 67.73 Rollover = 272.73

Dash Force Core Team Salaries  - 199, 3 full-time + 6 part-time
MVP 2.0 Contest - 5
DFN and Discover Dash budget: Professional Writers, Software Upgrades, etc - 4.49
New proposal fee - 5
General tip fund - Everyone had plenty of rollover left, no request



June budget allocation:
220 Dash + 59.24 Rollover = 279.24

Dash Force Core Team Salaries  - 169.75,  3 full-time + 9 part-time
Website budget - Professional Writers, Software Upgrades, Ad’s, Podcast Hardware - 4.74
MVP Contest - 5
Biltong Review committee Proposal Fee - 5
General tip fund - 1
Meetup Contest - 3


July Estimated budget allocation:
220 Dash + 95.75 Rollover = 315.75

Dash Force Core Team Salaries  - Ongoing,  3 full-time + 15 part-time
Website budget - Professional Writers, Software/Hardware Upgrades, Ad’s - Ongoing
Meetup Contest - Ongoing
MVP Contest - 5
YT video contest - 5
Africa Presentation - 4
We have about 50 participants registered in Bolga township where the event will take place and about 24 people registered outside the region through the registration link. Meaning we've had about 74 registered participants already and we are yet to go on media
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-session-liberty-entrepreneurship-camp-2017-west-africa-tickets-35391724601?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=wa&utm-term=listing

Mexico First 50 Wallets Program -  1.28
Facebook group has about 30,000 members and about 25,000 people participated in the event
https://www.facebook.com/groups/campuseroscpmx/
https://m.facebook.com/groups/770363063119580?view=permalink&id=844294135726472
"Steve Wozniak also came to give a talk.It is the biggest tech event in Spanish speaking countries.Actually  a local tv show interviewed me  talking about dash"
https://mexico.campus-party.org/



Coming Soon and Ongoing Projects:
Dash Force China, Brazil, Russia, Japan and Latin America!!!
Merchant adoption Program
Discover Dash Website
Dash Force News: New Podcast and Youtube Series
Meetup and Presentation Contest 2.0
Liquidity Providers 2.0
MVP Contest 2.0 Merchant adoption 
YT video contest 
Support Help Desk Incentivization Program: Mod Squad
Return of the Testnet Contest: Evolution Alpha Testing, Coming Soon!!!



Dash Force Core Team


3 full-time roles:
Brian FreeMan @mastermined - Treasurer, Executive and Creative Director of Dash Force
Mark Mason @nibiruhybrid - Dash Force Webmaster, Media Relations and Director of International Outreach
Joel Valenzuela @thedesertlynx - Chief Editor of Dash Force News, Head of Business Adoption

About us
https://www.dashforcenews.com/about-dash-force-news/


15 part-time roles:
TroyDASH - Slack Mod Squad Leader
Macrochip - Slack Mod Squad and Reddit Leader
Saikababii - Slack Mod Squad Help Desk Leader
Splawik21 - Slack Mod Squad Technical Support Manager
Solowizkid - Dash Force Swarm Leader
Eric Sammons - Dash Force News Writer
Joe Moraca - Dash Force News Treasury Review Writer, Head DFN Researcher, DF Contest Assistant 
Albert Arellanes - Discover Dash Support, Video Tutorial producer, DF Contest Assistant
Michael Gu - Dash Force China Lead, Video Presenter and Translator
Spanish - Wilmar Toro
French - Léo Saluden
German - Fabio & Jan
Russian - Dmitrii Zhludin
Portuguese - Protesto


Once again thank you to all the masternode owners who voted for us and if you have any questions, comments or suggestion please share them below.
For more information please see the Original proposal and discussion thereafter....
https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/...d-decentralized-…-under-new-management.11208/


Requested funding is as follows for the June-September budget cycle:

Total: 220 Dash Per month


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Any leftover funds will be sent to the Dash Foundation if our proposal is ever defunded.


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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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1 point,25 days ago
Keep up the good work guys!
This is an awesome proposal and has my yes votes ;)
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4 points,1 month ago
Rango really should make this site for masternode owners only. If non masternode owners want to comment there are plenty of places to do so, namely the Dash forum where we can see who has a masternode badge and who does not. We are seeing more and more trolls around here lately, most probably the same person with different sock-puppet accounts.
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4 points,1 month ago
We would also need to allow Proposal owners obviously but I am inclined to agree. This should purely be for MasterNodes.
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3 points,1 month ago
Yes, Proposal owners and Masternode owners
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-3 points,1 month ago
I've been following this debate on salary transparency, and whilst I'm all for financial privacy, these guys reek of dishonesty. Is the truth really so much to ask?
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4 points,1 month ago
You should ask the core team first, we follow their lead!
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-1 point,1 month ago
Not a bad point there, Brian. Anyone who is sucking out huge amounts in pure salaries needs to be transparent. You guys are hiding this as if you are already guilty of something really big. I want to see all the salaries, too.
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3 points,1 month ago
Then you should ask core the same question which you have not done, we always follow their lead. Why the double standard?

We have nothing to hide and I will post everyone's salaries if that is what core thinks is best. I don't not think it is smart to do so as people make different amounts and that could cause issues between writers and the part time people some of who get paid a little more than others. It will also cause issues between Dash Force international who will ask why one group gets paid more than the other and demand raises even though some groups may be asked to do more than other groups and hence why they get paid more.
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3 points,1 month ago
I have no issue with them keeping their salary private. If I were working for any DAO funded team I wouldn't' want my salary to be public knowledge.
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1 point,1 month ago
bitlong?? LOL BTW - don't know who committeelD4 is - did not request this info
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2 points,1 month ago
Thanks for clearing this up.
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-1 point,1 month ago
$11,750 monthly pay per employee! Wowzers!
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2 points,1 month ago
That info is not correct
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-2 points,1 month ago
Oh right because dash went way up. So now it's like $22,750.
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1 point,1 month ago
That info is not correct
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-1 point,1 month ago
I love what you guys are doing but this is too much money. We need either salary breakdowns(anonymized is better than none at all) or a new proposal with a lower price based on the change of exchange rate.
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2 points,1 month ago
When core decides to disclose salaries we will too, we always follow their lead.

What happens when the price goes down? In this game you win some, you lose some, same goes for all the proposals this cycle, everyone is up not just us. We could just as easily be down and still be expected to do our job, and we would. We would not make a new proposal asking for more money we would just do our job. I've been up and i've been down, I do my job the same either way.
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0 points,1 month ago
Greetings: Thank you for pointing us to the above stated documentation.

From that data, along with information that part-time contractors are paid 2 dash/per month from mastermined, we can calculate the following:

Salaries per month: 199 Dash
Part-time: 2 * 6 members = 12 Dash
Full-time: 199 - 12 = 187 Dash

187 Dash/ 3 full time = 62.33 Dash per full-time Dash Force New member.

Mark Mason, monthly salary: 62.33 Dash ($11,750 monthly, $141,000 annually)

Joel Valenzuela, monthly salary: 62.33 Dash ($11,750 monthly, $141,000 annually)

Brian FreeMan, monthly salary: 62.33 Dash ($11,750 monthly, $141,000 annually)

I will be offering the previous information in my report. Salutations.
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4 points,1 month ago
Calm yourself.
When this proposal was submitted and the estimates were provided, dash was only like $80 or something. Wait for the next update geez.
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2 points,1 month ago
biltong says you are a fraud. lol, good troll, you got me!
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3 points,1 month ago
That information is not correct. Some part time members get paid more than others depending on what job they do. TroyDash volunteered that he got paid 2 Dash but other part time members make more than that.
I make less than 62.33 Dash a month so it would be incorrect to report that.
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1 point,1 month ago
Greetings: Can you please tell us the June, July, August salaries belonging to Mark Mason, Joel Valenzuela, and Brian Freeman?

Please also tell us the salaries of saikababii, splawik21, TroyDASH, Macrochip, and Solowizkid.

This study focuses on salaries. (This will be submitted to bitlong.)
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5 points,1 month ago
Cross post from Reddit...

Like core we used to disclose our salaries and everyone was paid the same, however as core and Dash force realized that does not scale when you have part time people with different roles and salaries. The last proposal cycle we moved to a core based accounting system for greater transparency of total salaries. “April estimated budget allocation: Start of new core team based accounting system.”
We are following core’s lead on transparency and have gone above and beyond even that with disclosure and how funds are spent. If you feel we are not doing a good job then you can vote against us if you have a masternode.

The Dash Force team has grown by several members this cycle however the salary allocation has gone down from 199 DASH last month (May) to under 170 this month (June). We will be adding new members (Writers and Dash Force International) this next month or so and I expect the salary allocation to go up next month (July).
I will not be disclosing how much each individual is making at this time. If core decides to disclose their salaries then Dash Force will once again follow their lead and disclose all salaries.

Next week I will be updating the proposal and budget allocations for this month as I always have.
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-1 point,1 month ago
Maybe add to your bitlong report that theres a big reddit thread about this right now and they still arent answering salary questions.

https://www.reddit.com/r/dashpay/comments/6gfnjq/dash_force_news_salaries_of_joel_and_marc/

Seeming pretty fishy since I thought this money mostly went to the tip bot and facebook ad giveaway contests.
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3 points,1 month ago
biltong has never heard of this person. he is a fraud and is just trolling.
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4 points,1 month ago
You can scroll up like a half-page and actually read a pretty detailed breakdown of funds.
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2 points,1 month ago
You guys are doing great work. I love the 3 Amigos podcasts and the journalism on dashforcenews.com is first class. Well done. You have my votes.
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4 points,1 month ago
cool stuff never stop
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3 points,1 month ago
Very much appreciated! We'll take your recommendation to heart.
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3 points,2 months ago
Such an easy yes vote. Dash Force has been doing _really_ well, I'm quite impressed.
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3 points,2 months ago
Thanks for the kind words. We're just getting started!
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5 points,2 months ago
yes votes for me. Every day I read Dash Force and its a great site. Your interview with Amanda was telling me more about Dash Force and all the work you and your team done so far. These interviews help me with voting and do the right thing for Dash. keep up the good work.
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6 points,2 months ago
Thanks for your support! Yes, we're expanding what we're doing with Dash Force News to include weekly podcasts and videos. One of those will be a weekly "three amigos" podcast where the three Dash Force partners will have a casual sit-down and talk about all we're working on. Sort of like a fun version of Core's conference call, but weekly, so there's no mysteries about how we're kicking butt.
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5 points,2 months ago
Keep it up with the contests and direct action to get new users on board.
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5 points,2 months ago
Will do. Personally I'm planning a lot of merchant "evangelism" like I did with Bitcoin last year, as well as leading others to do the same. Once we have a solid best practices guide etc. up, and have flipped a few extra businesses, we can really take it to the next level.
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5 points,2 months ago
You are obviously good for dash. As you say, the envy of the digital currency world. This sets us apart. How have we managed to get no votes on this?
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4 points,2 months ago
I should hope they would chime in and say why.
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3 points,2 months ago
Thanks for the kind words.
Since the beginning we have consistently gotten anywhere from 30 to just over 100 downvotes, but also up to 1000+ upvotes.
It appears to be just one whale with 56 masternodes this time. They never leave a comment saying why they downvoted us or what we could do to change their mind so there is not really much we can do about it.
Thanks again for your support.
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4 points,2 months ago
you got my support
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3 points,2 months ago
Thank you sir!
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3 points,2 months ago
Awesome!
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6 points,2 months ago
This team has been doing a tremendous job. Passionate about Dash and keep churning out one project after another. I am impressed with all the effort going into DashForceNews in particular. Keep up the good work!
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4 points,2 months ago
We've got surprises on that front coming up too!
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5 points,2 months ago
Very nice. I'll do my best to make sure we keep exceeding all expectations.
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4 points,2 months ago
You should obviously keep on doing the great job you're doing!
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4 points,2 months ago
Thanks! And we'll do better.
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