NOTE: Just remember this is a discussion and not a finalized proposal. Getting feedback from the community and Guild Leaders is essential to put things forward.
Manny (discord: codingwithmanny#0205) (discourse: @manny)
Put in place a process to define moderators for Developer DAO so that members know the responsibilities and how to get nominated.
The goal is to make sure there is a defined process of how moderators can be nominated in Discord and Discourse to ensure a fair process and ensure that responsibilities are upheld for aiding/supporting the community and accountability.
Given that there are already existing Core Team Members & Guild Leaders, it should be noted that Guild Leaders = Core Team Members. If a member doesn’t fit into that category, it should be considered a special case with reasoning for moderation (which helps the community as a whole).
Aided in specific guild tasks and support community
Moderate user discussions in channels to make sure they adhere to the community guidelines
In rare cases, after discussing with a Guild Leader, and providing evidence, remove users that do not adhere to community guidelines
Responsibilities should last quarterly or the span of a Season, whichever is shorter. Afterwards the role should be re-evaluated to give others a chance to participate or give an existing moderator a break.
If a moderator does not seem to be helping the community or is reported by more than 2-3 people that they aren’t helping, their moderation status could be revoked (still at the discretion of a Guild Leader).
To prevent abuse of reporting, revocation/re-assigning of roles will be re-evaluated as per Timeline of Responsibilities.
Current moderation roles should be given to Guild Leaders.
Based on Season 0, stands to be:
Each leader should be given a determined (ratio to be determined) amount of moderators that they can nominate to help them within their respective guilds. The number should be relative to the guild size so that there isn’t an excess of moderators but still enough to support guild leaders.
Developer Guild = 1188 Members For every 100 members = 1 Moderator Developer Guild Moderatorss = 11 Moderators
An exception may be that
kempsterrrr (Community Guild Leader) may encompass more than its active members, to accommodate the larger community that hasn’t joined a Guild.
As default, advisors should not be given moderation status unless they are helping with the current guilds.
A special case mentioned is that bots play an integral role within the DAO and moderation should be given to those who understand them the best in order to fix them.
NOTE: It might even make sense to create a Bot/Operations Guild
As of now that stands to be (more to be determined):
As Guild Leaders nominate and add members as moderators to support their respective guilds, a Guild Leader should be responsible for making sure that moderators have the tools needed to do their job in the form of support and other information.
Guild Leaders should also make an effort to community within their Guilds that people can reach out to specific moderators and highlight them to better introduce them to the community so that people feel comfortable reaching out to them for help.
As the DAO gets more and more mature there will need to be a transition from the existing guard that helped support the community early on and more needed to help support the incoming demand to support the larger community.
The goal is to give transparency and identify moderators for people to go to for help when needed.
A proposed timeline for this transition would be a month (tentatively) to give all parties a decent amount of time to transition in or out of their moderator roles, but not too long to avoid stagnation.
This will heavily depend on the guild leaders and core team members of the DAO to help transition some members out of moderation and nominate moderators to help them within their guild.
Some people will feel alienated, but as it currently stands it’s hard to identify who some members are and whether or not they are currently helping the overall community with their current moderation roles. As a counter argument it could be said that people already feel alienated as there is no current process and is done in an ad hoc way that may promote exclusivity without reason (special members only club).
1 - A resource needed would be a full audit of all existing moderators on both platforms to better identify the current status of the DAO.
2 - Another resource would be that we need a mechanism to notify the community that specific DAO moderators should be given more visibility so that members know who to reach out when needing support on their project or endeavours within the DAO.
3 - A mechanism should also be in place to report if a moderator isn’t fulfilling their responsibilities or doing something that isn’t following the community guidelines.
This could be in the form of an anonymous form, similar to the existing one we have