Proposal “christmas-lottery“ (Closed)Back

Title:Christmas lottery
Owner:rango
One-time payment: 40 DASH (9417 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (1 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2015-12-07 / 2016-01-21 (added on 2015-11-22)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 384 Yes / 564 No / 0 Abstain
External information: www.dashwhale.org/p/christmas-lottery

Proposal description

DASH world got a bit calm the last weeks, since core team is working hard on evolution. Budget system activity dried up completely, since everybody has fear to submit tiny "personal" proposals.

Time to disrupt proposal submission fear and waiting time for evolution with a fun lottery proposal. If you vote YES for this proposal, your masternode participates with this christmas lottery and is able to win 35 DASH.

If this proposal is funded, 40 DASH will be sent to the address XwPpWi89fAdLtG1Cb3JKVqCAV44VgUm2xn. The resulting transaction hash will be compared with the hash of the 1000 DASH funding transaction (vin) of the masternodes voting YES. The masternode with the greatest match (math: lowest levenshtein distance) will win 35 DASH. 5 DASH will go back to me, to cover the proposal fee. If there are two masternodes with the same levenshtein distance, masternode with the more early vote wins.

Yours,
Rango

P.S. Yes, it is definitely very unprofessional to abuse budget funding for proposals like this. But, if all tiny proposals are smashed, we inhibit innovation culture. Even if a proposal seems to be junk, it's worth to spend a few DASH on it and to see what's the outcome. In many times, new ideas spin out, which might lead to serious improvements of the DASH ecosystem. I want to encourage all masternode owners to allow 50-100 DASH to be spent each month on 1-3 tiny junk proposals, to educate people on using the budget system and provide soil for innovation!

Edits:
- 26.11. Hash comparison will be done by calculation of levenshtein distance, instead of string comparison from left to right.

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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0 points,1 year ago
voted yes just for the hell of it
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0 points,1 year ago
ha ha :)
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0 points,1 year ago
Change of hash comparsion method: Hash comparison will be done by calculation of levenshtein distance, instead of string comparison from left to right. If there are two masternodes with the same levenshtein distance, masternode with the most early vote wins.
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0 points,1 year ago
The simpler way would be to just use the transaction hashes as integers.

94e7b538de46d2c76fb9aeb72c409e00837565ef6256ba50d774e3271c9c716b == 67351694011541478500911924834671527798554032265177607077190978463521543319915

etc.

Then the winner is the closest by value instead of some complicated algo.

Also, is easily checked by anybody: python -c 'print int("94e7b538de46d2c76fb9aeb72c409e00837565ef6256ba50d774e3271c9c716b", 16)'
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0 points,1 year ago
Complicated explanation :

http://i.imgur.com/JjJdUpg.jpg

Simplified explanation

In information theory and computer science, the Levenshtein distance is a string metric for measuring the difference
between two sequences. Informally, the Levenshtein distance between two words is the minimum number of single-character
edits (i.e. insertions, deletions or substitutions) required to change one word into the other. It is named after
Vladimir Levenshtein, who considered this distance in 1965.[1]

Levenshtein distance may also be referred to as edit distance, although that may also denote a larger family of distance
metrics.[2]:32 It is closely related to pairwise string alignments.
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0 points,1 year ago
I think if a proposal like this can get accepted it will give others the encouragement to submit a better proposal. It also encourages masternode owners to pay attention to proposals like this - if you don't vote you miss the chance to win.

In the long term, proposals that improve masternode holding appreciation will win over a single payout like this one.

Rango, any chance you can set this up to send out an email when a new proposal is entered?
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0 points,1 year ago
Yes, email/pushover/slack notifications on new proposals are possible. It will be implemented soon.
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0 points,1 year ago
I really think that the crypto community at large will look at this and see Dash as a joke... masternode owners already getting Dash and then voting to give themselves more Dash... looking at it from an external perspective, doesn't really seem like this is in the best interest of the Dash currency in the long-term.
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0 points,1 year ago
Yeah, that's valid to some point, although the absolute amount (80 USD) is such low. What do you guys think about the following scheme:

The last transaction that makes it into a defined block xxx will win the bounty of X DASH. So if the block approches, everybody starts sending tiny DASH amounts (to themselves) to make it into the block and win the bounty. This might push some new people to use DASH, if promoted in a separate thread on BCT. All DASH users can benefit.
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0 points,1 year ago
Yep, that's why i voted NO, and i'm curious how it resolves, i'm believing the "swarm" intelligence will also know this and we will resolve the vote as NO, but let's see!

P.S. I think like Rango, more proposals even stupid ones would be great to strengthen the community, and to encourage people to vote, and think !
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0 points,1 year ago
I don't get it. You submit a proposal... no problem there... but then you suggest people vote NO on your P.S? lol
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0 points,1 year ago
The paragraph was pure irony, but this subtile notes always get lost in forums :) I replaced the paragraph with a more clear one.
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1 point,1 year ago
haha i think it's a funny idea.

But complicated (greed and so on, because i would lose the chance to win DASH if i vote NO and if the majority votes with YES...), but i will vote NO because i believe it's the right decision, because the YES vote is wrongly motivated by greed, and only the YES voters will be part of the lottery.

(Also miners are completely left out by the lottery and ofc the rest holders who can't vote YES, so obv the idea to pay only YES votes is horrible, if you get around it with a better idea to give everybody participating in DASH a chance to win, i would perhaps vote YES, just for fun :)

tltr: like Rango said: Yes, it is definitely very unprofessional to abuse budget funding for proposals like this ... so you better vote NO.
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0 points,1 year ago
I fully agree, this proposal is the reincarnation of satan :)
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0 points,1 year ago
I think exactly the same but who knows.... I like to lotteries so will vote for it shortly :)
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