Swine Guild November Report🐷


This is not about favoritism, the fact is certain Guilds have proven themselves over many, many, months and are now Trusted.

Going back again to the long term goal of NF: to make itself redundant. It makes sense for us to be building these types of relationships up with prominent Community contributors in order to make that process a little more seamless.

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The Swine Guild produce hundreds, if not thousands, of memes per month. I do not have the bandwidth to monitor every single one.

I’ve raised this with their leadership team and will do so again :ballot_box_with_check:

Do not that the post from me is not an authoritarian rule, more a suggestion (which I hope others agree with)


The payment to sue.near was for his work in October, we received our fund a few days late into the month of November. His work was listed on the October report. He did not work with us in November which is why he does not appear on this report.

As for the facebook page, you may have been looking at the group. The page has a larger community, 50 people like it and 86 people follow it. Facebook is a different breed in terms of outreach and "following, especially in the crypto sector. It is used more in some countries than others, but we are wanting to fill up any nook we can with content that will help make people curious or want to get more involved with NEAR. NEAR is not a mainstream crypto at this point, so in our opinion it is actually an accomplishment to have this size of audience engaging with the content there. Other than the page just existing, Victor goes and posts in 10 or 11 other facebook groups about as frequently as he posts to gain visibility and engagement.

As for the Metapool meme, we all have different styles of humor! One of the things we are highlighting in the “Minds Behind the Memes” series is how humor and communication styles differ between cultures and regions, it even differs between ages and generations. Metapool retweeted and replied positively to that post, so that just furthers my point that people have their different tastes in what they think is funny and effective.

As for transparency, the funding requests I made this month came directly from the members themselves as I asked them to consider their time working on guild content and organization and ask for what they felt their time and effort was worth. I only worked with a few members to tweak a few of the requests. There is a A LOT that goes on behind the scenes for us as far as the work that we do, a lot of minor stuff that keeps the gears grinding. I list the roles very simply and usually don’t go into every detail about every task every single person has done on these reports because they would end up being very long. We all help each other at the drop of a hat. We don’t just make memes and post them into the void, we take active steps to create community around the work that we do. We have 6 other language initiatives, with content being created specifically to engage with and reach new communities. The guild has been a stepping stone for some of our members to get acquainted with projects they would have never have learned about if it wasn’t their job to help market it and make memes about it. In order to meme and market a project, you have to familiarize yourself with it to get a better understanding of how to talk about it, while also thinking of the audience you want to reach. This has led to them wanting to be more connected to the NEAR Ecosystem and even go off to work with other projects and start their own initiatives, which is incredible.

We work with so many projects behind the scenes that come to us with requests, and in most cases we give the memes over to them to use however they want to, and that’s why people might not recognize it as our work. And we are okay with that! After all, community is about unconditional support. Thank you for your comments and for challenging us to explain our impact and what we do more thoroughly!


Glad these got pointed out! I think sometimes because we are such a big group, comments and conversations get lost and buried in our chats. I will bring this up again to the guild and make sure we are all on the same page!


I have the ones I want to share with you in mind, I am digging through the archives as we speak :slight_smile:


“Proven” guild that works on 100% not transparent , makes bad memes for $53/meme, $62.5 /meme in RuGuild ($3750 /30 memes) (attn: @erik.near ) didn’t have DAO till December.

The guild “trusted” for you and @Grace , but not for Near Community. But who care about it, @David_NEAR , right? You don’t need community and hate people who asking questions. Who granted them this label ? Where is community vote?

You continue sabotage @illia and Web3 idea about members driven community.

How many independent community members in ecosystem DAO? Zero

How many independent community members in Marketing DAO? Zero.

I hope we can reach Ilia about it.

:100: favoritism and neglecting community opinions.
Closed club people who make money here.

Make sure, lot of community members behind of me, probably, NF people think we don’t see favor to particular persons.


Because you didnt read my comments below their September’s and October’s reports.

Could you please explain why we pay them $62.5 per meme Dave? Man, everyone see on that.

Why Near Meme daily budget less than Coyote salary in Swine Guild?


ThanksI Eventually, you make decision ask on Community questions.

Expect reduced payment request in January. As I said $5 per meme it’s a great payment. If you need people who ready to do this work you can create post in our TG group. Or I can’t find people for you, if you want.

It’s absolutely not acceptable pay $50-$70 per meme.

May be you don’t know, but $50-70 it’s average hourly pay for experienced IT developers in USA.

Dev in Ukrainian get $12.5-15 per hr, $7-10 in Nigeria, etc.

$70 it’s monthly food budget in Russia.

Near Crowd members get 0.14 cents for one work , $5,4 for 4-5 hrs.

I don’t know what kind of examples I need to show you that $50-70 it’s too much?

Thanks for transparency again.


Hey Dacha, I’ve always encouraged you to continue community-driven accountability.

I don’t think we need to delve into derogatory comments. This is absolutely not the case.

There are 2, @cryptocredit and @satojandro. We’re always open to hiring more, too. See the latest Gen C push from the MarketingDAO.

I only see your vocal opinions about this, which makes me believe that it might not necessarily be a thread which is as prevalent throughout the Community as you make it appear to be? If you’ve more info on this, please do share.

Ok, let’s vote one extra council :clap:

May be, boy nf people trying to do in since June.
Ok, probably you need extra 7 month to start implementing it.

Great guys, but depend on 100% from You and other NF councils (crypto - as you see Swine guild member, AVB has own guild and internal projects with NF).

Do it every time.

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From other individuals in the Community, rather than just your personal concerns?

Yes, absolutely! I agree. Goal is to remove NF members from this DAO entirely so expect it to expand.

What do you mean? One extra council member where? I’m all for expanding ( a lot of) councils rn :100:

Yes Dave. I get 3-5 messages every day.

Can you share them in another thread, please?

Ok, ok. Hope so. Thanks

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Hey @Dacha ,

Saw your proposal to join the MarketingDAO Council - awesome!!

Can you please create a separate thread on the forum with a post which covers the following:

  • Why you want to join the MarketingDAO
  • What experience you have re: proposals (that’s a lot!)
  • What value you can add to the MarketingDAO

Would be great if you’re available to join our weekly calls, too.

Thank you! :tada:


Good morning. Implementing community driven idea. I hope every community member will join in Marketing DAO soon.

Actually, no experience needed to join. If we talking about crypto : 4+ years and 6 months on the forum.

What value you can add to the MarketingDAO

Interesting question, what value can add community member? May be because I represent many people and guild members? Our 5 proposals recently won on Community Choose Awards. I get many messages every day from community members, they wanna see people who will represent them and Marketing DAO has nobody on middle Pillar.

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It wouldn’t be feasible, since there needs to be 50% consensus on votes to get funding passed through.

We welcome each and every community member to submit an application to join though, and to deliver feedback on proposals within the forum :100:

We have many ways and setting on great Astro website to do it feasible. Our goal is members driven Community .


Right now, it’s not possible on Astro to restrict the voting rights of roles - so not atm. In the future though, 100%

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Hey, I can see you’ve updated this.

Please create a separate thread on the forum with this in full. Thanks!

Also, maybe I didn’t make this clear. I didn’t mean marketing experience, I meant experience getting involved with proposals on the forum in whatever capacity.