Proposal “dash-watch-8th-proposal-for-may-2019-fun“ (Closed)Back

Title:Dash Watch 8th Proposal For May 2019 Funding
Owner:paragon
One-time payment: 92 DASH (15143 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (1 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2019-04-20 / 2019-05-16 (added on 2019-04-20)
Votes: 710 Yes / 48 No / 13 Abstain
External information: app.dashnexus.org/proposals/839cce2b-c034-474d-9788-7ab63e8875ad/overview

Proposal description

Dash Watch is submitting a one-month proposal for the May 2019 cycle to continue providing verification, accountability, and reporting on Dash-funded proposals for the MNO community.

Dash Merchant Venezuela Video Interview March 13, 2019, Video Link
 
Trust Protector Election Results
Dash Watch's Proposal March 2019 Report HERE
 
Monthly Report For Last Six Months
October 2018 HERE
November 2018 HERE
December 2018 HERE
January 2019 HERE
February 2019 HERE
March 2019 HERE
 
Past Accomplishments:
425+ Dash Watch Reports, Community Concern Reports, Financial Reviews, Proposal Owner Interviews, Proposal Owner ID Verification, dashwatch.org, dashwatchbeta.org, Trust Protector Candidate KYC, Trust Protector Election Verification
 
Dash Watch performed a comprehensive review of all funded proposals to identify common pain points that can be addressed in the pre-proposal phase and relayed that information for Nexus to utilize. A summary of these results can be found HERE.
 
Milestone verification has been added to all reports, allowing MNOs to easily see which milestones listed by the proposal owner have supporting documentation and are verified as being complete.
 
Recent Accomplishments:
In March, Dash Watch produced 25 monthly reports for Dash-funded proposals, one ongoing financial review for Dash Colombia and one video interview with Dash Merchant Venezuela Dash Merchant Venezuela that has received 350+ views.
 
In March Dash Watch Produced:
Trust Protector Candidate Profiles for 15 of the TP Candidates https://dashwatchbeta.org/elections
How to Vote Page https://dashwatchbeta.org/elections?tab=howTo
Masternode Voting Participation Graph https://dashwatchbeta.org/elections?tab=participation
A Voting Validation Service https://dashwatchbeta.org/elections?tab=validation
A Final Results Page https://dashwatchbeta.org/elections?tab=results
 
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) have been expanded and customized for proposal categories, and we have now collected six months of detailed category-specific KPI data that can be viewed in recent and upcoming monthly proposal reports. Ongoing and expanded testing of comparative KPI visualizations to allow MNOs to compare proposals delivering the same KPI metric. HERE
 
Ongoing Work:
  • Financial reviews for Dash Colombia completed in April
  • Video interviews with Ash Francis Dash Retail and one more TBD completed in April
  • Expansion of the Dash Lab section of the dashwatchbeta website https://dashwatchbeta.org/labs
  • DashWatchBeta v0.10.0
  • Resolution to Green Candle Dash Boost dispute with a final report in April
 
Future Plans:
  • More detailed reporting and verification on listed proposal deliverables and KPIs
  • Continue producing detailed monthly reports on active and ongoing proposals
  • Expansion of interactive data visualization for Dash Watch reports
  • Proposal owner video interviews focusing on the status of their proposal
  • Continue detailed verification reports for proposals that require additional attestations and due diligence work
  • Dash Watch reports posted on Dash Nexus when this feature becomes available
  • Continued financial reviews for active and ongoing proposals

Budget:
5 Person Team Salaries $6838.62 (Reduced ask due to rollover of appreciated funds from last month) 
Video Creation $600
Hosting and Software $500
Funding Buffer $2620
@ Dash Price of $122 
Total $11,168.32 or 91.55 Dash 
Please feel free to contact us at team@dashwatch.org or on Discord as paragon, DashWatchTeam, MattDash, peytondw, 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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0 points,29 days ago
Yes from me, good luck.
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0 points,29 days ago
This proposal clearly has widespread support, and I personally am in favour of it.. but still it looks likely to fail. Even though there appears to be plenty of dash available in the budget. Our system of requiring 10% clear margin before a proposal can pass is obviously flawed, given the reality of the voting process. This is decentralisation guys - most people who hold dash are too busy to research. Even I, who votes one way or the other for every single proposal, only skim the text most of the time. We need a review.
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0 points,1 month ago
Dash Watch April 26th 2019 Report on
Dash Watch Seventh Proposal April 2019 by paragon
https://dashwatchbeta.org/r/APR19/dash-watch-seventh-proposal-for-april-fu
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0 points,1 month ago
Hi MNOs, Dash Watch video interview with Ash Francis, Dash Retail, Proposal Owner https://youtu.be/9Rc8eso3Lms with questions such as "What metrics should MNOs use to make a value judgment about the Dash Retail proposal?" and "You have been a vocal critic of the Dash Crypto proposal, do you feel it is a conflict of interest to criticize other projects while competing with them for DAO funding?" This 40-minute interview also covers topics such as the current Dash Point of Sale options and how Dash Retail differs, Dash Retail's current status and progress, closing the Dash adoption loop, advice for future proposal owners and an eWallet status update.
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0 points,1 month ago
Hi Dash Community Members, Dash Watch video interview with Mark Mason, Director of Media & PR, Dash Force https://youtu.be/i7gfB3mfTHc with questions such as ""Given the proposal tracks detailed analytics for both Dash News and Discover Dash sites, what changes and steps have been taken to increase the value proposition of both sites, based on the data collected?" and "Some community members have criticized Dash Force for being too positive and not providing enough critical or investigative articles on aspects of the Dash community. How would you respond to these concerns? This 30-minute interview also covers topics such as the recent concerns regarding merchant numbers on Discover Dash, Dash Force business development progress, DF KPIs, Dash Force PR work and expanding Dash's reach.
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1 point,1 month ago
Dash Watch continues to be essential to the healthy functioning of the network. They're doing so much work every month, especially work that MNOs refuse to do themselves but desperately need to be done to ensure we're not wasting or inefficiently utilizing treasury funds. Dash needs Dash Watch to continue operations in a positive direction. That much is clear.
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1 point,1 month ago
What percentage of the budget should Dash Watch take up? Do you think it prevents waste equivalent to 1.6% of the budget? I'm not sure.
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0 points,1 month ago
To MikeNewhouse: I'm pretty sure. The deterrent effect toward sketchy props alone should save 1.6% of the budget. Just as important, anybody thinking about using, adopting or investing in Dash and/or the Dash ecosystem can be reassured that we take quality control and accountability seriously. That's worth some multiple of 1.6% in good will, consumer confidence and PR all by itself. Who else even has anything like this? We should publicize the existence and function of DashWatch through our PR efforts.

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