Here is the idea to reorganize our discord roles in a way that we are bit more exclusive. You can see the roles below and the idea is to have a strong culture with emojis on our twitter and discord handles.
Additionally, discord channels could also be reorganized a a bit. So that we have a very minimal number of channels available for roles with low star ranks.
I think this is a good idea, but I also think staking+time locking shn in a contract should be another (optional maybe for % share of invested income / duration of stake) prerequisite to increase the incentive to participate and add value.
Important to remember that this would mean that there would need to be an easier way for individuals to get Onboarded to be a Contributor or part of the Guild.
Right now, with new members that are joining, it’s difficult for them to understand the different initiatives that are going on. Perhaps this can be remedied by being part of a Town’s Hall meeting, being a requisite to becoming a Onboarded Observer.
On a more semantic level, it would be good to delineate the difference between Contributor and Supporter. A contributor is someone who actively contributes to the DAO, through making posts, perhaps postings on degen news, etc. And that seems very similar to a supporter, who could be someone that supports posts, shares Shine tweets, shills Shine etc. This is important to clarify as there will be those who Contribute/Support and are not part of a Committee or Guild.
As mentioned, if Contributors/Supporters are very similar, we can join them and have them being two stars, and then we can have all onboarded Observers having one star.
Liking the idea from @cinquemb on staking+time locking too
At the moment difference between contributor and supporter is that supporters have skin in the game i.e. they have certain amount of SHN and have more rights / more access to bounties etc. But I agree, we could work on the semantics a bit. It all sounds a bit similar contributor/supporter/ambassador no matter how do we call it.
But with the star ranks the social signaling would be much more clear. Actually, maybe we can just call them star ranks instead of contributor/supporter/ambassador etc. What do you think?
In a way we are making a kind of layered social network where every level has certain criteria to get in, and every level has different level of access to some of the things that we have and offer. We need to think hard about this to strike the balance between skill/challenge for everyone. The leveling process has to be very smooth. Maybe we can do it over discord bot, or even have a page on our website with all the things.
So to move from an Observer to a Contributor, you need to achieve a few tasks (complete Onboarding process, visit forums, use degennews, be active for two weeks etc.)
Then to become a Support, tou need a certain economic buy-in, or earn SHN through Contributions to become a Supporter. That gives Contributors who might not have funds an opportunity to show their dedication too.
The only question that I have is that the Guild will be open to Members who don’t have to go through the step-by-step leveling up process. So perhaps not calling it Guild could be helpful, but having the finally stage only being only to members accepted into Guiilds.
I’ve never heard of Committees at Shine DAO either, but I would have the same advice for the Guild, perhaps a different name.