Proposal “dn-discord-renewal-06-11“ (Active)Back

Title:Dash Nation on Discord Renewal (Expanding To Other Forums)
Owner:TaoOfSatoshi
Monthly amount: 21 DASH (5552 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 21 DASH (4 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-05-19 / 2018-10-15 (added on 2018-05-25)
Votes: 700 Yes / 87 No / 10 Abstain
Will be funded: Yes
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Proposal description

https://i.imgur.com/zvTPZCh.png

Hello, I’m Tao Of Satoshi.

You may know me from my YouTube channel Cash Alternative TV, my Twitter account @CashAlternative, or from my role as the founder of the Dash Nation movement, and owner of the Dash Nation on Discord server.

This proposal seeks renewal funding for me and my team to continue offering a steady collaboration and communication platform with the Dash Nation on Discord channel, as well as assuming moderator duties in other areas such as Reddit and Dash Forum.

Out of the ashes of previous iterations, Dash Nation Slack was a great place for Dashers to hang out, collaborate, and exchange opinions and stories about Dash. Unfortunately, this platform did not want to cater to communities, even successful ones. As such, there did not exist any type of moderation tools with teeth to deal with the inevitable arrival of spammers and scammers.

On October 18th, 2017, Dash Nation moved to its now permanent home on the Discord platform. After taking awhile to hit its stride after being ripped from its former home, Dash Nation is now thriving on Discord. The moderation tools there are more efficient to deal with the problems, and Discord caters to communities. On top of this, Discord also offers their platform free of charge.

A few Dash Nation on Discord stats:

– Members: 4022
– Categories: 17 (General Chat, Markets, Development, Dash Projects, Proposal discussion and more)
– Dash proposals that communicate and collaborate on Dash Nation: 21 known

A community generally does not moderate itself, however, and Dash Nation is no exception to this. After learning from failed experiences, I devised a list of simple rules that need to be in place to have a respectful, semi-professional environment that would be very open and receptive to newcomers. Ever since I became in charge of Dash Nation Slack, I have moderated it and Dash Nation on Discord to the best of my ability.

I will be expanding my role to become a moderator on Reddit and Dash Forum as well, and would submit my name for consideration to become community manager as well. After recent events, I am eager to represent Dash to the best of my ability, and uphold its standards that we should be proud of. Above all, treating everyone with fairness. Rules apply to everyone, including myself and the moderation team. We would also like to ask for a little funding to begin actively engaging in tipping for valuable contributions to Dash Nation on Discord, this budget would be divided among the moderators to distribute.

Please support Dash Nation on Discord, help keep our forums semi-professional, and let’s keep building the movement!

Monthly breakdown of renewal terms: (5 months of services, June-October)

Reimbursement of proposal fee: 1 Dash
Tao Of Satoshi Discord, Reddit and Dash Forum moderation and community engagement services: 15 Dash
Engagement (tipping) budget: 3 Dash
Miscellaneous (hiring new moderators, possible Discord collaborations) 2 Dash

Total monthly amount: 21 Dash

As always, I will maintain a strict accounting of budget funding and will forward unused funds to the following renewal.

Cheers, Tao Of Satoshi

Vote Yes: gobject vote-many 477f52cc73d6c9eaa2aff461052756ee248d71b50e556bc9821146613386a10d funding yes

Vote No: gobject vote-many 477f52cc73d6c9eaa2aff461052756ee248d71b50e556bc9821146613386a10d funding no

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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1 point,14 days ago
Yes. You are a leader by example. Keep up the great work.
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1 point,14 days ago
Thanks to all of you for your support. The newly formed Dash Nation Moderation Team, with the help of Tungfa and Fernando, is preparing to implement Dash Nation rules to the three main forums. When this is done, I will be making an announcement. Cheers!
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1 point,17 days ago
Thank you for your services to the community.
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0 points,19 days ago
Easy yes.
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0 points,19 days ago
Thanks for your support!
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-1 point,19 days ago
While I fully support Tao and the work he has done; I think it’s foolish to pay him this much for his moderation. This is over $30 per hour, if he spent 40 hours a week moderating Discord! There are several other mods here that don’t get paid or are being paid via Dash Force News. Why isn’t Tao paying them via this proposal? Tao has done a great job and Discord has been a great place for the community but I feel this is just getting voted in due to Tao’s standing in the community and not based on what it brings to Dash. This proposal should be to pay all the mods on Discord/Reddit/Forums and not just Tao. Let’s not forget about all the other people that make this a great place.
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3 points,19 days ago
I’m not forgetting about the other mods that do a lot to make Dash Nation on Discord a great place to communicate and collaborate.

The miscellaneous part of the budget will be used to reward mods that aren’t currently being paid. Next renewal I will streamline everything so as to all be under the same proposal.

As for my remuneration, one needs to look no further than the Bitcoin and BTC Reddits to see the damage that can be done by not having a stable, fair place to communicate based on facts, not influencing opinion based on censorship, and posting baseless speculation as fact. It does irreparable damage to the community, and sets back growth.

Dash Nation, on the Discord, Reddit, and Dash Forum, will provide this positive, stable environment. The benefits of that aspect more than outweigh the ask I have made to the network.

Hope this helps.
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4 points,21 days ago
speaking of:
"I will be expanding my role to become a moderator on Reddit and Dash Forum as well, and would submit my name for consideration to become community manager as well"
Fernando and me had multiple conversations with Tao about this , and yes we totally support the efforts , he would be a great help for the Forum Moderation !
God's speed ; )
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4 points,21 days ago
Thanks, @tungfa. Appreciate yours and Fernando’s support!
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3 points,21 days ago
Wait to be actually involved to know if you really appreciate, it can get really messy :D

Now seriously, it is great to that are willing to step up on this. I'm sure both Reddit and Dash Forum will be a better place to discuss because of your involvement and TroyDash's.
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2 points,20 days ago
That's the goal!
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3 points,21 days ago
If you can make Dash Reddit a place as stimulating, respectful and open as Discord, I would actually hang out there. Spin your magic Tao!!
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2 points,21 days ago
Cheers! I will make every effort for that to happen.
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1 point,21 days ago
Yes, keep up the good job.
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1 point,21 days ago
Thanks.
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0 points,21 days ago
YES. I am a member but hardly use discord. Will start using it more.
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0 points,21 days ago
Thank you! It’s great for real-time conversations to help with consensus. Looking forward to seeing you there!
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0 points,22 days ago
Adjusted the size of the Dash Nation on Discord image, so the beginning of the proposal description is visible. Thanks for the feedback!
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0 points,22 days ago
Fighting with the DashCentral API, ATM. For a proposal description, please visit dashnation.com.

http://www.dashnation.com/news/proposal-dash-nation-on-discord-renewal-expanding-to-other-forums/
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1 point,22 days ago
Why no proposal description?
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1 point,22 days ago
Fixed. I just had to adjust the size of the Dash Nation on Discord image.
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0 points,22 days ago
Ok, just appeared :)
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0 points,22 days ago
Voting yes, good luck.
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0 points,22 days ago
Thanks very much, BitcoinTalk warrior!
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1 point,23 days ago
With closed eyes, pressing YES from me as well. This is an important place to stay, get the first impression with the community and simply stay around. Tao you do a great work and am definitely supporting it.
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1 point,23 days ago
Thanks, pal, I’m happy you feel that way. It’s very important to me as Dash Nation founder to have a semi-professional, constructive environment for Dash ideas to be created and grow.
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0 points,23 days ago
voting yes... of course
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0 points,23 days ago
Thanks, wingman! Or is that me...
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0 points,23 days ago
Voting yes. However it's not enough to bring good moderators in, the bad ones have to be kicked out
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0 points,23 days ago
Thank you for your confidence in me.
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4 points,24 days ago
Hey Tao, what happened to all the Dash from the Slack proposal? Was that all spent? I know Dash Nation cut out from Slack shortly after the funded proposal.

Also are you or DFN currently paying for moderators on Discord Dash?

And yes Dash Nation Discord is awesome!
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6 points,24 days ago
Most of the Discord mods are not paid. We/Dash Force pay TroyDash, Agnewpickens and Macrochip $300 each a month to help mod. Macrochip also does lots of mod work on Reddit.

Myself, Joel, Mark, splawik, Triptolemoose, Delta engine, and moocow are unpaid mods.
Myself, Joel, Mark, splawik and moocow are happy to help mod for free and are not seeking any funding to do so.
TroyDash, Agnewpickens and Macrochip are the most active mods so Dash Force pays them on behalf of the community to show our appreciation for their efforts. Moocow is also very active helping run spam bot filters and lots of other work behind the scenes that keep Discord running smoothly.

Arthyron is the latest Discord mod. I have been talking to him for a week or 2 about joining Dash Force and he will officially start next month.
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1 point,24 days ago
Thank you for the vote of confidence on Dash Nation on Discord!

Regarding the Slack funds, you will find a detailed report here. The remainder at the end was used to fund my services for April, at a discounted rate.

http://www.dashnation.com/news/dash-nation-slack-discord-upgrade-report/

Currently, DN moderators are paid from Dash Force funds, an arrangement I see no problem with, but could change in the future were it to become one.
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0 points,23 days ago
I was afraid that when TaoOFSatoshi underwent his image re-branding-cutting off his hair and sharpening his look-that all of us in Dash Nation could possibly suffer. I feared he had sold out and feared any moment he might begin showboating and using his considerable amount of clout to silence any opposition to ideas he didn't support. I expected exorbitant proposal price tags from him and even braced myself for a possible new era of Dash as a TaoTeDictatorship.

And yet this never happened.

He remains the Steven Seagal of Dash. He gets stuff done efficiently without needing praise and glamour. He is the quintessential Dash Ambassador. I also thought his idea for a Dash Dolphin mascot was worth exploring.

IN short-TaoOFSatoshi inspires others to join-FACT.
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0 points,23 days ago
Thank you so much for those kind words. I will continue to do my best in whatever way I can to see the expansion of Dash Nation and the values it represents throughout the globe. Cheers!
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4 points,24 days ago
Dash Nation Discord is the best place for Dash community chat.

If you are a MNO be sure to contact a mod and we will add you to the discord #MNO channels.

Invite link: https://discord.gg/9z8zX5j
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3 points,24 days ago
Yes, if you’re not already there, come join us! It’s the premier place for Dash collaboration and communication. I will gladly add any interested MNOs to the separate channel.
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2 points,24 days ago
If Dash Core is the heart of the Dash community, then Tao and his team are certainly the soul! I don't think they need my comments to pass, therefore my only reason for posting is to say Thank You! Thank you so very much, you make it a stimulating and pleasant environment to be in Dash! You all have the right vision. Nobody is ever censored, they are only required to be polite and respectful. That is something people should be no matter what, even if they are anonymous. Thank you again!!!
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2 points,24 days ago
Thank you for the kind words, Tante! I will continue to do my best in that role.
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1 point,24 days ago
Tao has been a rock solid pillar for our Discord channel and our community in general, and with more help definitely being needed on the forum and on reddit, expanding his role in this way makes a lot of sense in addition to continuing the efforts on Discord. I believe with Tao's assistance this will also move us toward having a more consistent user experience when people are using the different mediums. Also, anything that could take a little weight off of tungfa's plate right now is something that will help. Thanks Tao :)
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0 points,24 days ago
Thank you for the support @TroyDash. You have been an excellent teammate to work with.
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0 points,24 days ago
yes of course
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0 points,23 days ago
Thank you for your vote!
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1 point,24 days ago
I do not use Discord that often due to time constraints. However I know it is an important part of DASH community. Therefore voting YES
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1 point,24 days ago
Thank you for this, @DeepBlue! You are always welcome there.
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0 points,24 days ago
Definite yes. We need more channels for communication and TaoOfSatoshi has done a stand up job so far. Keep it up!
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0 points,24 days ago
Thanks. I appreciate your support and kind words.
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-2 points,23 days ago
Is Macrochip/Basilpop going to be a part of the mod team? Because I don't think he is fit to be a moderator. Happy to vote yes if he is not a part of this.

https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/basilpop-the-dash-subreddit-moderator-does-not-have-the-temperament-to-be-a-moderator-part-2.37699/
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0 points,23 days ago
While Macrochip has run into issues with some on Reddit, he observes the rules on Dash Nation on Discord in his duties as moderator there.

If I become moderator on Reddit and Dash Forum, the rules that have made Dash Nation on Discord a great communication environment will be in effect in those forums as well.

Everyone, including moderators, will have to follow these rules. You have my word on that. I consider fairness to be of the utmost importance. Ask my DN mod team, I’ve nodded myself countless times... :-)
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0 points,23 days ago
*modded
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1 point,24 days ago
Easy Yes thx for everything TaoOfSatoshi
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0 points,24 days ago
Thank you, sir. Appreciated.
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0 points,24 days ago
Yes! Thank you Tao!
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1 point,24 days ago
Cheers, Macno. Haven’t seen you around much lately!
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0 points,24 days ago
Easy yes.
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0 points,24 days ago
Thank you.
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0 points,24 days ago
cool proposal
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0 points,24 days ago
Cheers.
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0 points,24 days ago
This looks like a great fit to me. Discord has run like a well oiled machine. And certainly the Dash community would benefit from all three forums having consistent rules, even handed moderation and a professional demeanor. Yes for me!

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0 points,24 days ago
I’m happy that Dashers are valuing the work that we are doing in Discord. We would like to bring this to the other forums. Thanks for the support!
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0 points,24 days ago
I second what schuppdog said. Full support from me.
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0 points,24 days ago
Thank you, quantum. Your support is appreciated!
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0 points,24 days ago
Voted YES!
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0 points,24 days ago
Gracias, amigo! :-)
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