In your opinion, should they compare the rate of eventual rewards they get with yours?
If yes, do you think it will be fair from a “community effort” standpoint?
The message that someone with my profile (so speaking only for myself, ofc) sees in this (and having access to a lot of info about previous grants for many DAOs and projects, plus NFs views on Verticals) is that your rate is really high (and therefore crushes surrounding rates).
(I will not make the mistake of downplaying you or your accomplishments. For all I know you can even value MORE than 300k. Not my business.
But 300k is a strong number when many awesome projects had to work hard for grants around 20k. It also puts into perspective the holding of Vertical support; the Creatives DAO mods are talking to NF about that, and you showed in this topic you have inside info about that process; so are you a community member or a NF employee [even if outsourced]?)
Therefore, regarding future work needed I would, as community member, defer to you the work that needs to be done. Higher payout, higher responsibility. If someone’s rate is 10x or 100x or 1000x higher than mine, I guess it’s fair to ask 10 or 100 or 1000x more work from that person. Since I don’t believe the rates will ever be fair moving forward, I just think you will have to deal with most work on your own; if people are reasonable, they will not accept working/collaborating under these conditions. One thing is a community effort, other is exploitation of free labour under false premises.
Having said that, sincerely hoping all the best, as a good NDC model (or ANY model that works, really…) is something we all want and have been asking for since the beginning (with NF being incapable of delivering).
However, I will not consider the NDC, moving forward, a community initiative, even if its described as such (also no problems there, but it’s cool to be honest about things). There are leaders who have special status and that is ok (for some). Just don’t let people think it’s an open process when it’s not.
When you do that, Imho it reflects poorly on yourself, on the communication around the NDC and NF.
It also reflects poorly on the general ecosystem and the “human factor” of the leaders in the community. Maybe the tech is awesome, but the rest is lacking.
This ecosystem is often acused of lack of transparency and the critics are 100% correct, sadly. I truly wish it was different, since I have built so much around N and have no real wish to move to a different chain. However, with each ‘case’ it will be harder and harder to stay putt.
To end it, I do not think you are to blame or am interested in attacking you personally. I’m only commenting because all we do in this place affects others, and if we do it with disregard to the Vision this chain suposedly champions then people will feel lied to.
I wish you all the best and hope you find a way to solve all the problems I see forming in your way.