ANZUB - Important Announcements

in #community4 years ago

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In the Teams Australia & New Zealand Discord server, users of the ANZUB (Australia New Zealand Upvote Bot) will very shortly notice some changes.
A 'spring clean' if you will.
Brought on by a change in bot administration, we - the mods - felt this would be a good opportunity to take a hard look at the bot=group relationship, and we have come up the following changes.

But first, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the original creator and administrator of the bot - @jackmiller - for all his hard work to get this idea up and running. Without his vision, ANZUB would not exist.
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Some of our changes will be noticeable, some will not.
We - the mods - decided, after much discussion, that holding a referendum before implementing any changes to the current system was just not feasible or practical, so we settled on a consensus we were all happy with, on everyone's behalf.
We do hope you will all appreciate that we are trying to create and maintain a great resource for all members.

  • A copy of the @anzub profile's master key is held by a nominated mod from both @teamnz and @teamaustralia; and recovery protocols have been put in place, if ever necessary
  • All rewards earned by the bot will be powered up, to continue growing our voting worth; if ever the bot is closed, funds will be distributed evenly between the two community teams as seen fit
  • The running of the bot has kindly been taken on by @quochuy (thank you!), and so if it crashes call him to restart it
  • Daily publication of the curation posts may or may not continue in some format - community feedback appreciated on the form this could take
  • To receive a bot upvote, you will now have to have reached Skippy level 3 (expanded explanation below); mods may adjust as necessary

One of the main reasons for the bot installation on our server was to encourage greater community interaction, but this has not really happened so we (the mods) decided this would be a good time to implement this protocol.
By the end of Monday, this rule will kick in:
Anyone looking for an ANZUB upvote will have to be at Skippy's level 3 or higher.

After all, a little chatter amongst friends isn't too much to ask for in return for an upvote, is it?
And we don't mean a fleeting "Hi" before you disappear again, which is why we chose level 3, to see how things go - we may adjust the level requirement as we see how the system works.
We want to see people engage with each other in our server community.
Cause we're certainly not a scary bunch of downunder-ites!
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If you would like to offer delegation support to the ANZUB project, large or small, we appreciate every bit of help, thank you! and it all goes back into our shared community.
We are awesome!
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If you are not yet a Discord group member, then this is where you can find us.
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(extra tags: #australia #newzealand #kiwi #aussie)


It is dissappointing that Jacks Governance Framework is being discarded, but as someone who helped him with the initial draft I admit that I am probably biased in being a supporter of it.

Can ANZUB least maintain some transparency and accountability by advising who the "Mods" are that now have control of making these decisions on it, who is the "Nominated Mod" who is going to hold the private key and who even wrote this post?

Good points here. Let's keep this as transparent as possible.

Seems like a reasonable requirement. ☺️

As one of the newer members of the "downunder-ites", I'd have to say that the new "Skippy level 3" requirement is definitely not onerous, and is simple enough to achieve in this fun and friendly community. I totally agree that there should be an expectation that those who benefit from the community (ie from ANZUB upvotes) should be an active part of the community, and this is a great way to gauge that activity. Well done team.

As for the other comments here, such as the issues raised by @buggedout, I'm going to shelter in my n00bieness and plead ignorance, and watch things unfold from the sidelines. 😉

Seems very fair and reasonable decisions :) not sure what level I am will have to see :)

Seems like reasonable changes! I had no idea we had a Skippy level!

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