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RE: New Twitter contributors - community poll launched today!

in #gridcoin2 years ago

"at first i thought adding more people to the twitter team was a nice idea but now that i think about it, it will actually serve to centralize power around those approved by the poll since they can dismiss everyone elses input on the basis of them not being poll approved. furthermore its inappropriate to use steemit instead of reddit or cryptocurrencytalk for a discussion url, since signing up on steemit requires paying them money."
-Nethlek

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This is just a bunch of factual errors, disinformation and plain dumbness.

  1. It advocates total passivity and doing nothing, since everything approved by the polls is carried out by some members of the community. For example, the New Marketing Initiative approved last year is currently carried out by me - this is not called 'centralization', but volunteering. The dev work is done by our fixed team of devs, shall we sack them all because they are 'centralizing' the development of Gridcoin too much?

  2. Signing up on Steemit is free, but the process takes 1-2 weeks. Only instant access requires a small fee. On the other hand, so called "Reddit Premium" costs $6 per month -> no such nonsense on Steemit!

Signing up on Steemit is free, but the process takes 1-2 weeks. Only instant access requires a small fee. On the other hand, so called "Reddit Premium" costs $6 per month -> no such nonsense on Steemit!

First off, this doesn't address the main point Nethlek was trying to make: That Steemit is not instant access. If someone wants to comment on the poll you're telling them to wait 1-2 weeks to post a comment?! On reddit creating an account is free and takes a few seconds.

What does reddit premium have to do with anything? It's absolutely not required to post, and just removes ads from the site. Which is funny, because Steemit has ads now, and there is nothing you can do to remove those...

This poll was discussed on Slack for like two months, on various channels (official-social-media, marketing, poll-drafts etc). I was present in every channel and no one has raised any serious objections, except those made up fears about "Steemit monetization" but that was already decided on a different poll and has nothing to do with this one. Steemit content has already been approved for our Twitter.

Of course, you know all this very well, since you are a Gridcoin dev and veteran and have participated in those polls and discussions on Slack yourself. But, it seems that you have conveniently forgotten that and now you are acting 'surprised'... because no one is able to comment the poll? Ridiculous.

If it takes 1-2 weeks, it has some merits. Instant sign up might be important for making ad-hoc anonymous accounts to spam etc. (possible to create alt account on steem too, but not on a whim or paid). Second important thing is that valuable voice we can expect from members that have some knowledge about ecosystem, so instant sing up is not important.

The root problem here is almost no governance rules for the project and little will to create such rules or to set them up in motion.

The root problem here is almost no governance rules for the project and little will to create such rules or to set them up in motion.

Community guidelines and code of practice/conduct are easily introducable to the Gridcoin-Community github organisation and to how we evaluate poll outcomes. Governance rules elsewhere contradict the decentralized nature of crypto, imo.

There's nothing stopping anyone from taking this discussion elsewhere. Create a few threads on alternative platforms then link them in these comments, problem completely solved.

Which is funny, because Steemit has ads now, and there is nothing you can do to remove those...

You can run an ad blocker to be fair

You could say the same thing about reddit. The entire "reddit premium" argument is moot.

I'm not arguing that case 🤷‍♂️

Coming from an account literally masquerading as an official gridcoin account? Hypocrisy

gridcoin liberation front

Sounds like a cyber terrorist organization 😂

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