Update To Townhall Elections | What Exactly Is A "Working Group" And How Do We Nominate?
UPDATE to Sunday Townhall for @steemalliance
The ad-hoc working group which formed yesterday in the Steem Alliance discord has been charged with the task to organize an election of an official working group. This Working Group will be unpaid and TEMPORARY.
Mission for the Official Working Group
The future foundation, for which the Steem Alliance, has been proposed, is not yet structured. At this point the general concept is to be a community driven entity. There may be seed funding from Steemit Inc, who will NOT be involved in the operations of the Foundation.
It is NOT to be a governance structure for the platform.
In the future, Proposals will be called for. These proposals will serve as ideas for the future structure of the Foundation. The Working Group's main purpose is to organize the VOTE for the Proposals for Governance and Structure of the Foundation.
Once the Votes for Structure and Organization for the Foundation are complete, the WORKING GROUP's function and job is complete, and will be disbanded.
Think of the job of Working Group to be that of the Election Committee. NOT running for office. Not a position of leadership, but a facilitator.
So, The Groups Get Paid Right?
The working groups do NOT receive any payment for their volunteer hard work.
How Many Will Be In the Working Group?
The top Eleven vote recipients will be elected.
When Will This Take Place?
This TOWNHALL Meeting will take place on Sunday, January 27th at 1pm EST or 6pm UTC. The location is voice-chat in the Steem Alliancediscord.
How is This Going to Work?
The meeting will take place in voice chat. The nominations will be received and recorded in a separate chat that will not be opened to the public until voting is ready to take place.
The purpose of keeping the list closed until voting is about to start is so everyone votes starting at the same time. Voting will remain open for 12 hours from the time it started. The voting time is to allow people in different time zones to participate.
How Are Nominations Going to Happen?
Nominations will happen two ways. All nominations must have a seconder and a statement of acceptance or decline from the nominee. If the nominee doesn't respond to the nomination then they will not be considered to be eligible.
- On Chain Nominations
Nominations will open in a post on Saturday and not before. To Nominate, add a comment for EACH nomination. Each nominator must place a NAME into Nomination. A Seconder must REPLY on the Nomination Comment. The Nomination Comment MUST be accepted or declined in Reply, by the Nominee, ON the COMMENT.
* Any onchain nominations not done in this form will not be considered valid and NOT eligible to be voted upon.
* A reasonable amount of nominations is expected. More than 11 nominations from an individual will be discounted.
- During Townhall Nominations
Nominations will be called for during the Townhall. All nominations must be in the form of Nominator, Seconder. The Nominee must be present to accept or decline if nominated during the Townhall. If the nominee does not accept during the townhall, the nomination is NOT valid and cannot be voted upon
How Is The VOTE Going To Happen?
Once nominations have closed, the channel with the list of confirmed valid nominees will be opened for voting. Votes will be placed by clicking a supplied emoji. The eleven with the highest number of votes will form the Working Group.
How Long Do We Have to Vote?
Twelve hours from the time the voting channel is opened. The closing time will be announced for clarity both in this post and an update post.
I Need to Be On Discord to Vote?
For the vote for this Working Group, yes. Future votes, like selecting the structural proposal and associated members are likely to take place on the chain, and are subject to being overseen by the newly elected Working Group.
There is no correlation between Working Group members and any future foundation role: if they choose to propose or apply in the future, they will have no special consideration, but will not be excluded from participation alongside the rest of the community.