[Report] Creatives DAO Moderator - William X

Creatives DAO Moderator - William X [JUNE]

Hello Creatives!

This was such a huge pleasure for me to work my first month as a Creatives DAO Mod. June was a month full of learning, meeting & discussions since we’re all evolving day by day to build a better community.

Report:

  • First meeting with Creatives DAO mods for introduction, bringing up our vision toward the future of Creatives & getting to know the moderator’s work.

  • Moderators DAO meeting every Monday at 17:30 UTC: This is dedicated to planning the future of Creatives through Updating Legal Status, Creating Domain, NCC & Kicking start NFT Market Place. Refer to the detailed proposal here.

  • Creatives DAO workshops every Wednesday at 16:00 UTC: Dedicated to preparing documents, guidelines, metrics framework & material needed for future grant applications. We believe that those documents will help DAOs in improving their proposals, restructuring DAOs in a truly sense of decentralization & planning their activities in a way that brings even more benefit to the NEAR ecosystem.

  • Creatives DAO discussions every Friday at 13:00 UTC: For discussions regarding grant proposals of Creatives community.

  • Besides meetings, I’ve learned a lot through reading community’s proposals & participating in side-quests regarding DAOs.

  • Created internal documents to contribute to the future of Creatives DAO

June was a productive month and full of new things to learn for me. Feeling glad to be part of @creativesdao-mods and working with these amazing people. We’re working hard these last days of June to prepare a more comprehensive guideline for Creatives in July.

I hope this 6-month journey will bring fruitful results for the community!

Thank you very much for being here!
William X


This report will be used to request a remuneration of 250N for Creatives DAO Moderation work.

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Creatives DAO Moderator - William X [JULY]

Hello Creatives,

Another month has passed, July was another intense month with many changes & updates, I hope that everyone is being kept in the loop and continue to stay “creatives”. This is also the last month that old @creativesdao-mods is on duty officially, I really grateful for what you have done and your decision to continue to stay for another month to support new mods & community.

Report:

  • Join internal meetings with teams ~2-3 times/week: Proposal reviews, workflow discussion, duty discussion, workshop for some changes in our internal work.

  • Set-up and recommend Trello to apply for Creatives Mod tasks

  • Side-quest regarding DAOs: help in creating cfcs, support with questions from DAOs via both private inbox and Creatives group chat. Most related to the delay in funding process.

  • Created an instruction to help with the new step in receiving community fund, which is sending invoice:

  • Last month I also applied to go to NearCON as part of Creatives DAO Mod, I believe that this is not purely a meeting opp but will be an important chance for us to get together as a team and discuss about the workflow, current situation of Creatives and ways to serve community better and more effectively. I think no matter how many online meetings we conduct, the result of this would worth to expect.

If you’re reading this, following updates maybe useful to keep up with everything about Creatives:

Updates about Creatives DAO moderators, Link to Creatives DAO Q1+Q2 Report, Link to Creatives DAO Report can be found in this topic:

Thank you community for being with us!

William X


This report will be used to request a remuneration of 250N for Creatives DAO Moderation work.

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Creatives DAO Moderator - William X [AUGUST]

Hello beloved Creatives!

August was a great month with many projects being implemented. We received 66 proposals from DAOs and 49 of them were approved to launch. The community payout process is also getting smoother for DAOs to get their projects done. I am grateful to be a part of this big family and join hands together with other @creativesdao-mods in this operation.

Report:

  • Internal meetings with proposal reviewing

  • On call with “old-old” creatives DAO mods to reviewing the operation of Creatives

  • Internal meetings with discussions in working flow, onboard moderators & potential changes

  • On call with Near Insider to set up supporting packages for DAOs to boost their marketing activities (this is just a mutual partnership to get special deals to support DAOs, not a Creatives’ program or proposal)

Details: Services for DAOs in the Near ecosystem | Near Insider

  • Optimize Trello table for internal workflow

Thank you very much for reading this moderator update. Please find more information of Creatives DAO August report in details via:

See you @NEARCON!

William X


This report will be used to request a remuneration of 250N for Creatives DAO Moderation work.

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Creatives DAO Moderator - William X [SEPTEMBER]

Dear Creatives,

This has been a fulfilled month with so many things happened around. The highlight of this month’s activities was NearCON with important conversations & meetups, followed up by attending some side activities. Note that at the time I’m writing this report, there’s an incident happening in this thread: [complain] report on the fake wallets scheme that may affect the tone by personal harassments towards myself & some of the moderators.

Report:

  • Internal meetings with reviewing proposals:
  • Internal meetings for report & proposition documents towards possible changes in Creatives

  • NEARCON (10-15/9/2022), where:

    • I met and talked with both previous & current Creatives moderators to understand more insights of Creatives DAO & discuss on action plan accordingly
    • Attended important talks about DAOs, governance & creators in the next year of NEARs
    • Networked with regional hubs & NEAR representatives from different regions. Especially Asia where I base & more available to help or contribute in person.
    • Attended meeting with contact point from NF regarding Creatives DAO, NF’s goals & changes needed to implement.
  • Follow up meeting with Creatives mods to work on proposals for Creatives guidelines.

  • Collect metrics of DAOs on Astro for report

  • Work on draft matrix to evaluate proposals

  • Follow up meeting with NF contact person after NearCON

Final thoughts:

Since became a moderator in June, I have been focusing on changing the assumption that Creatives says yes to every proposal. That’s the reason why I took the reviewing work seriously and usually appear on forum with follow up questions. This can make some of the community members think that I’m holding power to close a proposal, but do note that every decision from moderator side is a collective decision (with voting), and the closure of a proposal doesn’t mean that it’s councils’ decision as well. Which mean, Creatives councils’ (DAOs councils) vote is the final voice, not moderator’s. However the system is far from perfect and we need more defined T&Cs so that no-one get criticized & personal attacked for a decision. (System focus, not personal focus).

We are improving, I believe that changes are needed to accommodate a big growing community (so does the number of proposals & problem to be solved), and glad we’re doing it. Again, I’m grateful to be a part of this community and learn new thing in every phases of its evolution.

William X


This report will also be used to request a remuneration of 250N for Creatives DAO Moderation work.

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Thanks for supporting and good job!

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Maybe there can be a moderators’ account in order to make the decisions, maybe a collective moderators’ account, @williamx.

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That’s also a good call. By the way, glad that we are discussing on some nice approach here and here. If we come up with a defined matrix of questions or criteria, I think the reviewing work can be done in a fair and transparent way (even with the participation of more people) without needing a common account.

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That is a good idea. Thank you! I will read it and give my suggestions.
:slight_smile: :pray:

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Creatives DAO Moderator - William X [OCT - NOV]

Xin chào Creatives!

Over the past 2 months, Creatives DAO has gone through the restructuring process, where community funding has been temporarily postponed & many topics were raised to collect community feedbacks & contributions. With those actions, we have been working with the contact person of NF to come up with the final proposal of Creatives, where we hope to smoothening the reviewing process & creating a more healthy funding vertical in the ecosystem.

Report:

Work covered:

Hours of contribution: 200+

What’s next?

Mods team will be working for:

  • On-chain voting structure
  • Accessible evaluation process, working table to be shared to the community
  • Dedicated place to present info & stories

With NF, we will:

  • Confirm the funding to Creatives: Scheme of funding/Allocation/Evaluation
  • Facilitate new collaboration (under discussion)

For DAOs under Creatives, I personally understand how hard it is to maintaining activities during this time. I also hope our reports can keep you in the loop together with our discussion on TG. Thank you very much for your understanding and your engagement so far. Stay NEAR, stay Creatives!

William X


This report will be used to request a remuneration of $4000 for the two months of the CreativesDAO Moderation role.

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