Hey @Hitman2565 I am always interested in finding ways to improve our community, governance systems and overall ecosystem. I agree that there is much work to do to better decentralize our community in a productive, harmonious and humane way. The last few months we have been doing our best to make improvements, find solutions to how we can create more fluid and fair decentralization and how we can be transparent through better reporting. Please take a look at these Creatives Evolution Posts that show our community discussions since June of this year.
I would like to address a few of the comments you left here:
The moderators all vote on each proposal - usually only one moderator communicates directly. No one moderator has the authority to approve a proposal alone.
The definition of a DAO is highly subjective at this moment. The only thing everyone can agree upon is that it is a Decentralized, Autonomous Organization. There is no authority that can state that a DAO can or cannot be 3-4 people vs hundreds or thousands of people. There is no one formation that a DAO should take as this would take away from the innovative possibilities of coordination.
In fact, the DAOs with the most funding on AstroDAO all have less than 15 members (with the exception of ref.finance with 27 members), 6 of which have 3-4 members only, and none of them have anything to do with Creatives DAO. Even if Creatives DAO paid out 264k each month for an entire year it would only make up .5% of the funds held by the top funded DAOs on AstroDAO. The comparison here is that over 600 Million USD is managed by 87 Individuals vs 3 Million USD managed by 200+ individuals from Creatives DAO.
Today AstroDAO has 193 Active DAOs. If Creatives is supporting a range of 30-75 DAOs, that suggests that Creatives DAO contributes a range of 15-38% of Astro DAO activity.
From these numbers I would say Creatives DAO is not going to be the source of bankruptcy for NF. We we do want to align ourselves with the goals of NF which are to:
- Raise awareness on NEAR
- Support projects on NEAR
- Provide safe & clear path to decentralization
Being on NEAR, many of us are building beyond the hype, meaning many of us move slowly and intentionally. We move at the speed of trust. This means prioritizing building a few real relationships to begin with rather than carelessly pulling in numbers that easily plummet when times get rough. May I also remind you that decentralization is a process that not even NF themselves know how to tackle. There are going to be plenty of challenges. Learning how to work together cooperatively is a transformative act of facing the societal challenges we deal with today and choosing to work them out together. Artists are historically misunderstood but also consistently first responders and culture setters. We are no better or less than the amazing developers and technologists bringing value to NEAR, but we do speak a different language. NEAR is never going to get to mass adoption on development alone for the masses do not speak the language of the developer - they are pulled in by the languages of creativity.
That being said, I am not familiar with yourself or your work in the ecosystem and I would like to get to know who you are and transform this interaction from one of hostility to one of collaboration. This video is not appropriate. We are all welcome to speak our truths and bring our concerns to one another, but let’s do it responsibly and respectfully. Intending to cut other communities down in this way does not build a healthy ecosystem that can collaboratively or productively move forward together.
Whether you like it or not, artists are integral in this societal transition into Web3. We welcome respectful guidance and support to improve ourselves and channel our efforts to make even more impact. Would you like to work together to uplift NEAR as a whole?
I welcome the community to continue to propose solutions to any issues they see.
Collaboration > Competition