Please, before you read this proposal, check what cap you have on Make sure it’s the “yes” cap, the open-minded cap, the cap that reminds you of the Cred-Speriment. Something I think has gotten lost lately is the value of the SourceCred community specifically , that the SourceCred community is experimented on as we engage with and dogfood the product as it currently is on our platforms that are currently in use.
Please consider the following as an addition to the Creditor prototype that we’ve been working with and remember the value of having a robust community that is willing to experiment no matter what the consequences might be of that experimentation.
“Opportuni-props”! A new props channel where contributors can post to pitch a project and everyone emoji reacts to show support. Then, someone can pick up the project and the owner of the post @mentions them once they’ve completed it so that they claim the Cred of the supportive emoji reacts.
Continuing the Creditor prototyping on Discord, this channel functions as a project management tool for initiating and prioritizing projects, gaining support realtime from other contributors, and assigning accountability and incentive to both the signer of the post and the project volunteer(s).
Upon completion, additional notes can be added to the post to indicate length and other details as necessary. A template can be ascertained after the prototype gets a chance in action. It’s people-powered, so we shouldn’t have to worry too much about it getting out of control.
Furthermore, while the current props channel leaves % Cred to the signer of the post, opportuni-props allows a slightly larger % assuming that a generous amount of Cred is assigned/required to support the task and the signer is responsible for managing the completion of the project.
There needs to be a way to hold the contributor accountable to the post they are signing: we could have people appointed to the positions of signers of the posts that the community agrees are good at follow up and who the is trusted to hold people accountable or we can make it a broader permission, like to all Contributor-roled people, and see how it goes. Anybody can pick up a task, it is up to the signer to designate who will be “owning” the task moving forward. Perhaps this can be done in the didathing discussion channel. This requires a high level of trust: we want people signing tasks that want the task to get done more than they want the cred that they will get if the task does not get completed. That being said, our trust roles should do the trick and I propose Contributors have the ability to be the signers of posts in this channel.