In our quest for growth and decentralization, we need certain guides that will regulate where we have certain activities for clarity and openness.
We are going to define these communication spaces in two categories:
- The Governance Forum (‘the Forum’);
- The Social media spaces (Discord, Telegram, Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, LinkedIn, Myrial Social, etc.).
THE GOVERNANCE FORUM
As the name implies, this should be a place where:
- Key decisions about the ecosystem are talked about and decided on. This is not to throw an open space for others to beat down the enthusiasm of others but for everyone to help in the growth of the ecosystem.
- Community members get support to carry out community-related activities to grow the ecosystem.
- Projects who have received grants report to the community the stages of their milestone. This is to help both new projects and the community interact and offer help/solutions where and when needed.
- Conflicts between community members that are gone out of hand are resolved amicably.
- Ecosystem updates are first posted for community awareness. This is for all updates that have some negative implications if not followed. Such as when there are upgrades that will take a while before community members start using certain products.
NOTE: The trust levels on the Forum will be utilized to manage the permissions of potential spam or fake accounts. Introductory posts from all new community members on the Forum are strongly encouraged in order to assist with identity and trust verification, citing on-chain engagement, education credentials, events/hackathon involvement, or other relevant details as to their current or planned involvement within the ecosystem.
Guidelines for the Governance Forum specifically can be found here. Please review and adhere to them.
SOCIAL MEDIA SPACES
These spaces are both for the general public and community members. Hence, not all activities should be carried out in them.
- Inter project partnership announcements
- Project activities for community growth and marketing
- Communication of project’s details to the outside world, etc
- Conflict resolution with fellow community members
- Sell to or solicit community members
- Establish fake identities or make harmful and false affiliation claims, for example members of the community who aren’t employees of the NF should not be posting with tags that present them as employees
- A place of financial advice
Community member engagement for the purposes of electing individuals for involvement in the oversight, management, and fostering of the NDC Community will be determined based on:
- Engagement with the NEAR ecosystem as indicated by pikespeak.ai (gas burnt, account interaction graph, “political power”).
- Verified identity by KYC DAO.
- Three to five months old and active profile on the Forum with minimum Trust Regular - Level 3.
- Have a good record of using community funds and transparently sharing and reporting to the community – as determined by the Governance Working Group.
Every position that has to do with community engagement (moderators) shall be rotated after a total of six months to allow other community members to make their contributions to the ecosystem.
In order to allow for mentorship and a clear transfer of knowledge and information, a rolling election system will be adopted, i.e. 6 individuals start in month 1, 3 new moderators start in month 3, with 3 new moderators starting by month 5 so there is a complete change-over of the original six roles by the end of month 6.
Therefore there shall always be a Community Engagement Committee of minimum six (6) persons (moderators) who shall be involved in handling:
- The Governance Forum moderation (trust level assessment, spam or harassment monitoring, ensuring the Forum guidelines are followed, etc.)
- Conflict resolution
- Lead the Community Engagement Working Group/NDC to establish a Community Road Map for community engagement initiatives
The role of the initial committee will also include the creation of onboarding materials to be handed on to successive rotations of moderators.
Incentives and compensation for these moderator roles will be determined with the Governance and Legal Working Groups.