The main idea is to create an ecosystem for AIP authors to increase productivity, enable DAO contributors to become part of the AIP team, and increase transparency for DAO members.
Yes @doberdanny. For the most part, that is the main idea. I agree. I wonder if we could go further than that but I respect the simple forum change as a starting proposal. In the past, its been required to make official proposals to even change categories. I wonder if a service provider handling the forums or moderating could make basic changes or add new categories without an AIP. AIP-7 I believe sat the precedence.
Here is convo thread for AIP-7 before the full forum categories were opened up.
And full AIP-7 here:
An interesting result came from the voting and resulting implementations. Many asked why a proposal was necessary for this change, and required to pass, to make updates to UI/UX. The reason at the time was that our forum moderators were also the same company, Cartan, who “wore a lot of hats,” and had to measure each move for risk.
I do wonder what could be done now that we have community facilitators seperate from some of the other foundation activities. I imagine that some smart improvements could be done right away.
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Great idea. We should be as open and inclusive to community collaboration as possible, and that all starts with communication. @holocronape potentially could this also be included into ApeTalent here somehow as well? Maybe a filter or section of the website can be catered to case studies from successful AIPs where authors can connect and showcase? Just an idea.
Would also love to see some form of a stage breakdown for approved AIPs for the sake of transparency, to keep the community in the loop of where certain projects are in their proposed delivery/milestones. Right now we personally get a lot of 1:1 messages from the community for updates, would love to have a formal section in the forum to point people to that keeps everyone updated on progress.
When we were close to finish AIP-91, we wrote a post in the General category where we were updating with the different stages of evolution of the project. I think it is something very necessary but if there was some official workflow defined from the DAO it would be great.
About your comment @Brazy , I think it is a very good idea. To be able to add some filter on approved AIPs and to be able to see active members of those projects (We can definitely include it )
About having a section that highlights projects supported by the community, it is something that we thought about and it was something that we were going to include in our last AIP but finally we did not include it due to lack of definition of the idea but it is certainly something that we can include in the future if it is something that is useful.
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@0xSword vote for me for discourse facilitator and I’ll add (lobby for if I can’t do it myself) categories that make sense / make simple changes without AIPs. We should be doing simple polls/votes for such small UI/UX changes that don’t affect AIP process.
I really like your idea to make things better for AIP authors and people in the DAO. Having a place for authors to talk about their work and another private place for approved authors to solve problems together sounds good. I also agree with having a way to find people to help with projects and a place to tell everyone how a project is going. Maybe we could have a system where new authors can learn from experienced ones. I think this idea will help a lot with making and working on AIPs.
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The proposal suggests adding a new category to the Ape Coin DAO forum, aiming to create an ecosystem that enhances AIP authors’ productivity, enables DAO contributors to join the AIP team, and improves transparency for DAO members.
The existing forum structure lacks open threads for implemented AIP authors to share their status and progress, which limits transparency.
There is no dedicated section for approved authors to communicate, exchange ideas, and address critical execution issues.
Not everyone has access to ApeCoin administration contacts to address specific concerns.
The rationale behind this proposal is to make simple changes, such as adding a new category, as it brings significant benefits at NO cost. This addition will provide value to implemented AIPs, their authors, all DAO members, and aspiring authors who wish to share their initial ideas.
Once a new category is added, the forum structure will appear as follows:
ADDING A NEW CATEGORY AND TOPICS
I propose adding the “AIP Execution and Transparency” category with the following description: Track the progress of AIP authors, facilitate idea exchange, and promote transparency in the execution of implemented AIPs
The category will include the following 4 topics:
Author and Administration Contacts
Pinned thread: Contains AIP authors’ contacts with links to their AIPs and contact information for all current members of the ApeCoin administration.
The administration promptly updates the contacts of new authors after their AIPs are approved.
AIP Implementation Updates
Open sub-section with AIP implementation logs: Used to inform the DAO about the author’s activities and the current implementation status.
Author Networking Zone
Closed Discussion section for authors only: Provides a space for authors to seek assistance, exchange experiences, and establish partnerships with other authors.
HR Section for Approved AIP
Only authors of approved AIPs can create threads to recruit candidates.
People in the DAO ecosystem can participate in specific projects (AIPs).
This section enables specialists who support a particular AIP to join the team and contribute to the common cause.
STEPS TO IMPLEMENT
The ApeCoin forum moderators would need to
Add a new category with a description to the ApeCoin forum structure.
Add new topics to the created category.
Implement the system described in each topic.
This would be determined by the ApeCoin Forum Moderators, but all of the above could be completed in 1-3 days.
As an author of the AIP-182 proposal, I’ve noticed that there is still a problem with communication and getting information. It would be really helpful for authors to have one central place where they can find all the information about the grant process and contact people if they have questions. This is especially important after the voting stage.
Having limited access is crucial because authors want to feel comfortable talking openly and sharing their problems, ideas, and sensitive information with other authors. For example, I have questions for authors whose AIPs were approved two months ago, but I don’t want to share them publicly. In this case, I want to be sure that only other authors can see and respond to my questions.
By creating an easy-to-use section with restricted access, we can improve communication among authors and create a safe space for discussing matters related to our proposals.