D_D has people with immense talent and drive, but the biggest issue I’m having is with the lack of organization and clarity of our communication. Some things are on discord, others on discourse, a few errant things are on google docs and of course there are things on github.
In my opinion, there should be a short-lived internal comms team, whose job is to streamline our current modes of communication, consolidate our past discussions, and create systems to facilitate future communication.
By systems, I mean guidelines, rules, templates, etc, which should all be simple to follow and easy to find.
As someone with ADHD, it’s a heavy mental load to be sent from link to link and site to site as I’m trying to catch up with convos I’ve missed.
Rather than saying, “All discussion must be on discord and discourse!” it may be better to limit where official discussions of certain topics live.
If the dev teams want to discuss certain things, and github is a better place for them, then make that the official source of all things dev.
If issues of governance are better hashed out on discourse, then make discourse the official source of that info.
Conversations, documents and other communications can happen off these official platforms, but anything of substance relevant to meaningful decision making–anything you might need to know if you’ve been gone for 2 weeks, for example (cough cough) –could be either written or copied over to those platforms.
It’s not as if this info doesn’t exist, but if the goal of a Dao is to facilitate action and move fast, we can’t intentionally or unintentionally get into a “figure it out” mindset for information.
People don’t know how to contribute if they don’t know what’s going on.
I personally am not entirely clear on whether Season 0 has officially started yet, or when it will end. That’s not me being annoyed, I’m just genuinely a little lost.
I also saw a list of guild leaders, but it didn’t seem to have their contact info (no discord name or email, etc). Not sure how to coordinate with them to see how I can help.
Seems like there’s a bit of chatter about changes being made to how the discord will be organized, and in the future the same may be said for the discourse or other platforms we may use.
It’d be nice if there was a person or group who could see these needs and asynchronously make the changes when informally requested if it’s something minor, or after a vote from the affected groups if it’s more major.
These are just thoughts I’ve had. There are probably tools already in place to handle most of this that I don’t know about, in which case my apologies. There are also cultural changes that could fix many of these things. But I do think there’s a blindspot here that isn’t covered by the current guilds, which is vital to our success.
Do you think there should be a team for this?