With the upcoming changes to cred weighting, many devs are riled about the limitations of the props/did-a-thing solutions. At risk of getting ahead of ourselves with the Creditor Design Sprint only weeks away, and hopefully in service to that process, I want to start an “idea soup” thread for imagining how the discord plugin props/did-a-thing solutions could be different. I request that we stay high-level and accessible. I have 2 ideas to put in the soup:
1) Weight Confidence
Currently, a post’s weight is a sum of emojis, which creates strange UX where I might see a post I think is super valuable, but decide not to add an emoji because it already has plenty of emojis that seems like a fair evaluation. This also causes popularity effects, where posts from more popular people are likely to get more cred than a post of equal value from less-popular people.
We could instead imagine a plugin where emojis contribute to a “confidence score” for different valuations. Emojis indicate a value estimate, but reactor role and emoji count contribute to a confidence estimate instead of a value estimate. Example A: 1 person uses a “super valuable” emoji, and 10 people use a “somewhat valuable” emoji, and so the system resolves on a slightly-more-than “somewhat valuable” weighting. Example B: 1 person uses a “super valuable” emoji, no one else reacts. The system resolves on “somewhat valuable” because of the low confidence score.
2) Category emojis
We could implement a cultural tool of categorizing contributions with emojis ( for dev work, for care work). This could be paired with tech tools like cred minting budgets per category, or weights per category. This would also help us build reporting tools that could give us insight into how much of our overall resources goes to different categories, or how much contributors in different categories are getting compensated.