Proposal “dash-watch-14th-proposal-january-2019-fu“ (Closed)Back

Title:Dash Watch 14th Proposal (January 2019 Funding Request)
Owner:paragon
Monthly amount: 84 DASH (6084 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (2 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2019-12-19 / 2020-02-12 (added on 2019-12-19)
Votes: 802 Yes / 223 No / 11 Abstain
External information: app.dashnexus.org/proposals/dash-watch-14th-proposal-january-2019-funding-request/overview

Proposal description

Proposed Scope of Work: Due to increased budget constraints, Dash Watch is reducing our ask to its lowest level ever and will do our best to continue to fulfill as much of our oversight duties as possible with limited resources.
 
Continued Scope:
  • Detailed monthly reports on active and ongoing proposals
  • Includes executive summary, KPI tracking, milestones/deliverables tracking and verification, budget tracking and high level accounting, future plans, and proposal status
  • Includes continued follow-up and verification from proposal owners 
  • Maintenance of Beta.DashWatch.org 
  • Ongoing support for Proposal, Funding, Reports,and KPI database - needed for Dash Nexus Integration
  • Month view and search view available for easy access to all current and past proposal reports
*Some scope may continue development depending on time and availability of Dash Watch team members.
Past Accomplishments: 

500+ Dash Watch Reports 
Financial Reviews
Proposal Owner Interviews, a few examples include:
Dashwatch.org
  • Database of all proposals from 2017-2018
  • Metrics, relevant information, and reports for all Dash Watch reported proposals
Beta.DashWatch.org
  • Reports Section - current monthly view that gives a quick and easy access to all the current month proposals and their relevant reports
  • Proposals Section - Card view of all 2019 proposals that has a high level summary of each proposal and their relevant information. Also searchable.
  • Election Section - Summary of election candidates and results
  • Labs Section - visualization of proposal KPIs, Point of Sale systems, and Wallet activity for the Dash network. 
  • About Section - Dash Watch team contact information, API access to proposal database, and open source access to website code
Dash Consensus Poll
  • Fee-less consensus mechanism for MNOs to decide on topics in a more nimble and flexible method
Budget:
2 Person Part Time Salaries $3,250.00
Server Fees $250
Proposal Fee $215.00
Dash conversion rate: $42.7
Total: $3715

 
Please feel free to contact us at team@dashwatch.org or on Discord as paragon, DashWatchTeam, MattDash, or Dash-Al
 
Thanks for your support and we look forward to continuing to serve the Masternodes and the community.

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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1 point,5 months ago
No response = no vote.
Sorry guys this is the first time I'm voting no. Proposal owners need to respond to MNOs questions. From now on I will always vote NO for any proposal owner that does not answer my questions going forward. Thank you.
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0 points,5 months ago
Hi DeepBlue,

We understand your point of view and agree that proposal teams need to maintain contact with the community. Please see our other response below.

Please reach out if there’s any questions, clarifications, follow-ups or anything else we can assist with.

We will be working through all the inquires here now!

Best
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0 points,5 months ago
@DashWatch, thanks for the confirmation. If you're still operating you have my vote.
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0 points,5 months ago
Much appreciated DeepBlue. Please feel free to contact us at any time.
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2 points,5 months ago
@Dashwatch there have been some comments posted here that you have become non responsive. Are you still running DashWatch as normal? You know how bad it looks if a proposal owner does not respond to DashWatch requests to create a report. It's similar here if a proposal owner does not respond to requests for information because we don't know what is happening. There were some troll comments however there are a few MNOs that genuinely wish to know your status. Dashwatch perhaps needs their own DashWatch report ? I will retain my vote on this cycle until you can confirm your status and what the situation is with DashWatch. Thank you.
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0 points,5 months ago
Hi DeepBlue,

Apologies for the late response. Since the continuous price drop we have been decreasing our staffing and hours to accommodate. Most of our support is on the two Discords and Dash Nexus (trying to help the migration from Dash Central to Dash Nexus). We did not mean to neglect this communication forum, but sometimes it is difficult to keep up to date with all the various communication forums.

We have continued to post a Dash Watch report for our monthly reports.

Usually the fastest way to get in touch with us is team@dashwatch.org

Again, we apologize for the oversight and will do our best to keep monitoring this forum. Please send us an email for the quickest response!
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-3 points,5 months ago
Yes for me. Critical infrastructure.

solarguy
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0 points,5 months ago
Thank you for your continued support solarguy!
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4 points,6 months ago
I want to vote for this but we can't fund projects that have an unresponsive proposal owner. This needs to be voted down if the proposal owner is still unresponsive by the budget deadline.
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0 points,5 months ago
Hi DashUnicorn, apologies for the late response. Please see one of our earlier responses above to Deepblue. Please also email us directly at team@dashwatch.org as that's the quickest way to get in touch with us and you're able to reach all of us at once. Thank you for your time.
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0 points,5 months ago
@DashWatch thank you for responding to everyone, I will support this proposal this month.
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0 points,5 months ago
Thank you for your support DashUnicorn. Please feel free to reach out at any time for any reason.
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-3 points,6 months ago
Looks like Dash Watch has run away with the Treasury Money. A replacement needs to be found ASAP.
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0 points,5 months ago
Hi ValenciaDash, we are still here! For the fastest response, please email us directly at team@dashwatch.org. We will do our best to continue to monitor this forum, but usually email is the best for the quickest response.
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2 points,6 months ago
Looks like Dashwatch team has disappeared without doing the work they are getting paid for. December reports are still incomplete and funding decisions had to be made without them.

https://beta.dashwatch.org/reportlist?month=Dec19

This should be voted down unless there is an explanation forthcoming from paragon.
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0 points,5 months ago
Hi ValenciaDash, we try to post all reports 3-4 days before the deadline but sometimes there is a delay is proposal owners are still working on putting together their information. Thank you for understanding.
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0 points,6 months ago
agree, voted No.
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1 point,6 months ago
DashWatch: a) rambrissi has claimed that: <Also we are focus on selling MN as investment, not door to door business accepting Dash .> (https://www.dashcentral.org/p/DashBrazil2020),

b) <in 2 years of our proposal we sold 24 MN to investors> (same link), (comment date: comment left 25 days ago)

c) are you able to verify factuality of this proposal performance metric?

d) also rambrissi indicated on his 2nd recent proposal: <So Far we are focus on MN as investments, we "sold 19" MN to passive investors and also gateway integration for e-commerce and bill payment. > (https://www.dashcentral.org/p/DashBrazilBizDev), (comment date: comment left 2 months ago)

e) DashWatch: are you able to clear up if rambrissi is going for the same proposal performance metric (ie. selling MN's) on both of these 2 separate proposals?
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0 points,5 months ago
Hi Currency_use_case, we will touch base with Rodrigo shortly to clarify and try to verify these claims. We will do our best considering that some MN owners wish for their status to be anonymous. What would be the best way to update you on this? Thanks.
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0 points,6 months ago
Dash Watch didnt even publish basic reports on time so you can forget about answering queries. They are getting free money for doing nothing and are firmly on the gravy train.

This allows people like RAmbrissi to make grossly exaggerated claims and get away with it.
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1 point,6 months ago
Dash Watch is going to get paid for no work this month. Bravo !
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1 point,6 months ago
Check their website for the December reports.
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0 points,6 months ago
https://beta.dashwatch.org/reportlist?month=Dec19

Unpublished reports. Highly unprofessional.
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1 point,6 months ago
the month of dec just finished yesterday. why would the reports be available before the month finished ?
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0 points,6 months ago
Dec report is 19 Nov- 20 Dec. They just collect information and post it next day without any investigation. This month they failed to even do that.

Dashwatch is a group of slackers who are getting paid for doing zero work. Disgusting work ethic.
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0 points,6 months ago
Shame these slackers are going to get free money for doing nothing this month.
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0 points,5 months ago
Hi ValenciaDash, we see that you have several concerns regarding our proposal. Would you have any availability to hop on a video/phone call (Skype, Telegram, WeChat, Discord, etc) so that we can discuss? There seems to be several different topics of discussion so it may be the quickest to discuss over a call.

If you're not comfortable with that direction, can you please re-iterate a response with a bullet-ed list of concerns? This will help us gain clarity on which questions to address and to do it in once place rather than several disjointed responses.

Thank you for you time and consideration.
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-2 points,6 months ago
Where are the reports for this month with 12 hours to go?

As it is you are getting paid for working 2 days in a month and even then you are unable to provide reports in time?
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1 point,6 months ago
https://beta.dashwatch.org/reportlist?month=Dec19
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1 point,6 months ago
the letsencrypt certificate on dashwatch.org expired
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0 points,5 months ago
Hi Molecular, I believe this is now fixed. Our primary site now is beta.dashwatch.org. The dashwatch.org is our first iteration that we have maintained for historical purposes. Please use beta.dashwatch.org for the latest proposals. Thank you.
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0 points,6 months ago
Yes from me.
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0 points,5 months ago
Thank you for your support qwizzie.
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-2 points,6 months ago
Where are the reports for this month?

Hardly a day to go and no reports? What is the point of funding this when you can't even publish simple reports in time.
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1 point,6 months ago
Voting Yes. Good luck guys!
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0 points,5 months ago
Thank you DeepBlue, and we hope that we can earn your support once again.
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1 point,6 months ago
DASH WATCH has earned my ongoing support, they are an integral part of the ecosystem that allows us to evaluate proposals and monitor progress. They also perform many other functions that serve the community. ?
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1 point,6 months ago
? = ❤️
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0 points,5 months ago
Thank you for your continued support!
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-2 points,6 months ago
Dash Parking Mall is claiming $800 a month for "banners". Unbelievable. Can you verify whether this expense has been made or if treasury money is getting embezzled?
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7 points,6 months ago
George I thought Bcash was giving you money now?
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1 point,6 months ago
MNOs just ignore ValenciaDash (George Donnelly's) comments. He's just trying to cause damage to projects as we all know he lost his own project i.e. a project loser with a grudge.
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-3 points,6 months ago
Deepblue - You have similarly backed scammers before and they were later found to be stealing(Lorenzo) from the treasury. $800 every month is a lot of money for banners in a starving country and I am only asking dash watch to verify.

Considering they are doing doing less than a few dash in volume 800 a month is a mindboggling number.

Are you against verification ?
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3 points,6 months ago
@ValenciaDash just move on. Spend your energy on doing something good. Why can't you learn from your past mistakes? You're simply damaging you're reputation more with every post.

Let me address your issue for the last time regarding DMV salaries and your claim to fraud.

In the investigation that DashWatch made with DMV project it was confirmed by DW that the *total* amount allocated and spent on salaries was correctly reported i.e. the combined salaries amount for all people on the DMV project was accurately reported. MNOs had already agreed to pay that total salary amount for the DMV team. What was not correctly reported was only the distribution of those salaries.

There were trolls spamming the DMV project with over 100 messages repeatedly saying that the monthly average salary in Venezuela was $10 and that we should not be paying that amount of money for salaries in Venezuela. There was an unprecedented amount of negativity in their final DMV proposal that I thought was nothing short of disgraceful.

Both Lorenzo and Alejandro are entrepreneurs and qualified business people that have been offered more money working for other companies some of these outside of Venezuela. The amount of money they took for their personal salary in the DMV proposal which I believe was around $1500 per month (DW please correct me if I am wrong) was a reasonable amount for their ability contribution, experience and skill set - even in Venezuela. But due to the huge negative troll attack they had in their proposal they feared MNOs would not understand or accept that so they made a bad decision and reported incorrect *distribution* of the salaries only. However I have to repeat again the total salary amount reported was correctly reported (DW please confirm).

MNOs knew the total salary amount and voted in that project. Therefore MNOs had already accepted the total salary ask on the DMV proposal and that total was accurately submitted by the DMV team.

In no other DASH project to date, and that includes the DashCore group, are the salaries broken down to the individual level - Nowhere. However this is what happened in the investigation in the DW report in the DMV investigation.

If I could have I would have advised the DMV team to give their correct distribution of salaries to DW and clearly state upfront how much they were paying themselves and then simply argue the reasons why they were worth that amount of Salary. But unfortunately they did not consult with me for this advice before approaching DW. If they had I would have told them to report the correct distribution of their salaries.

Another security factor that was bearing down on them was disclosing exact Salary amounts in Venezuela opens people up to be targets of robbery. I know the DMV guys have been mugged several times. Something that most people do not have to put up with.

The two pressures combined along with the repeated negative troll attack and as a consequence DMV made a bad decision in how they reported how much salary they were receiving.

The DASH community have responded appropriately and I think fairly and that is now in the past. But people like you however want to keep digging this up over and over because you want to bring them down and discredit them for your own gains. Each time you are doing this it is decreasing your credibility.

If you are George, or JulioDash or whoever I advise you to just move on. Use your energy in doing something positive.

You don't have a masternode, and you don't have anything to show that is positive in terms of contribution to DASH. Clearly you want to bring down others to benefit yourself. You can't get votes or support through your own positive contributions because you're incapable of doing this. ValenciaDash is clearly someone that is a project loser and has a grudge to bear. I had advised George Donnelly, stop running people down and focus contributing positively but he could not do that. Look where he is now an outcast with a bad attitude and poor reputation.

I know this advice will fall on deaf ears. Just move on mate. Let it go.
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2 points,6 months ago
I can add that 1m2 of banner costs about $30 in Venezuela. This would be a lot of banners... Should be easy to get pictures of that or at least a receipt for the order!
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1 point,6 months ago
a) is that cost just for printing of banner?
b) does it also include rental cost per month of the spot where the banner is placed?
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0 points,5 months ago
We will work with the proposal team to get receipts if possible.
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2 points,6 months ago
Yes!!! Much needed
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0 points,5 months ago
Thank you for your support!
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