Working Group Election Process
Site wide, there is a call for proposals in the works for a Foundation to foster the steem ecosystem.
What's Already Done
We have already formed a Discord server that is open to the public, and have formed an ad-hoc working group. This group was tasked with facilitating formal elections of a community-backed Working Group.
The Current Step
The current working group is now managing the election of the New Working Group.
The Next Step
Next, the newly-elected Working Group will manage the call for Proposals for the Foundation. It will ensure that the proposal and selection process is done in a fair and orderly manner.
The Final Step
The Foundation proposal(s) with the most support will work with Steemit and the community to gather initial funding and start operating.
What Happens Next?
We have an election of the official working group. Here are the steps for that-
Notice went out for a town hall to be held in the Steem Alliance Discord on Jan 27 at 1pm EST // 1800 UTC). The election is for the working group that will facilitate the Calls For Proposal for the Foundation.
Nominations to the New Working Group can be accepted on chain through a nomination post that will go out Saturday Jan 26. Nominations can also be accepted during the Town Hall Meeting. All post nominations are closed at Sunday, Jan 27 at 11am EST // 4pm UTC.
Nominees can voluntarily choose to share why they are running in the #candidates-wg channel in the Steem Alliance Discord.
Once nominations have been received, a voting list is produced and presented in Discord in a channel only open to registered users. Registration in this case simply links a discord name to blockchain account to reduce sybil attacks and potential bot spam.
Community members have 12 hours to vote, and then voting is closed.
After votes are tallied the 11 users with the highest votes will be declared the official working group. In the event of a tie at 11th place each member of the ad hoc working group votes on the last member unless they are vying for the 11th spot.
The ad hoc working group will be dissolved and the new working group will take over planning the steem wide call for Proposals.
I want to be on the working group. What do I do?
Make sure you sign up on the post going out on Saturday or show up to the Town Hall on Sunday. You can also add a description about yourself in the #candidates-wg to let folks know more about you. Details for the post going out Saturday can be found here.
During the Town Hall how will Nominations be accepted?
There will be a brief introduction of what's happening, and then a speaker for the Working Group will request nominations. At that point anyone seeking to nominate or be nominated can put a "1/emoji" into chat and after they've all been collected they'll be processed in chronological order.
I want to vote for WG candidates. What do I do?
When nominations are concluded in the town hall a voting page will be presented. Registered users will be able to vote for 12 hours after that has occurred.
How Do I Register?
The working group has selected Ginabot as a means to register users for voting. The purpose of this is to limit fake accounts.
Ginabot allows for linking of a STEEM account to a discord user via transfer memos, and once registered will automatically grant access to the channel where voting will be take place.
Here is how to register (if you already use Ginabot, this should be unnecessary, but if you do not see the role assigned, feel free to follow the steps here):
- Join the #voter-registration channel in the SteemAlliance discord (click the link).
- GinaBot will respond with instructions to send a memo.
- After sending the requested memo, Ginabot will send you a memo confirming the registration. Check your wallet for the confirmation. The memo from Ginabot will also let you know if you sent the wrong memo.
- If successful, you can right-click your name and see "Validated Steem User" as an applied Discord role, and you will have access to the voting channel when it's publicly available.