AIP-379: Thank APE - Phase II: Amplifying a Movement

@loowl, thank you. Your words are powerful, and they capture a big part of what we hope to accomplish. While our tech and approach may be new, we actually aim to help create value in an “old fashioned” way: by making it easier for more talented people to create more value for our ApeCoin community.

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Also here recently thanks to the Thank Ape project. I hope that I will be able to make more contributions to the development of the DAO and the strengthening of our community. Thanks for this opportunity :handshake:

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Hi @Vulkan, I appreciate the question, and - also - thanks for your vast contributions to our DAO. Answer below:

The purpose of the ‘Sense’ process is to identify and respond to the most pressing needs of our DAO. This will be ongoing. With that clarification, the board has collected significant data and feedback from the community in the past year, and so can give insight on current considerations:

Tech builders: Our community has consistently communicated that we must invest in a developer community that will build wide-ranging tech infrastructure required for long-term sustainability. This path would incentivize and reward builders helping build valuable infrastructure.

*If the community passes ApeChain, the board would like to support building on ApeChain too.

Culture builders: Our community has consistently communicated that the lifeblood of ApeCoin is our culture - which includes artists, influencers, governance contributors, event creators, and more. This path would incentive and reward people with valuable culture contributions.

Small businesses: Our community has consistently communicated that we must support our small business owners - online and offline merchants, ranges of services, and more. This path would incentivize and reward valuable ApeCoin small businesses and those who support them.

Again, thanks for this great question!

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Thrilled to see so many encouraging remarks and feedback. I’m excited about the potential impacts of Thank APE - Phase II. The initiatives put forth and the performance history of your group provide a solid foundation for building upon the progress achieved in Phase I. I appreciate your commitment to the ApeCoin DAO, and I’m eager to see the benefits that Thank APE - Phase II can bring to our thriving community. Go THANKAPE :mechanical_arm: :100:

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Hi everyone!

As the grand prize winner of the Thank Ape art contest “Ape In: The Future of Apecoin” I have first handed seen what an amazing initiative and how Thank Ape adds huge value to the ApeCoin ecosystem, and I see several compelling reasons why this proposal is good. I’d like to highlight a few things I love about it, and also specific topics I find important.

The proposal for Thank APE - Phase II is very strong and beneficial for the ApeCoin ecosystem. :muscle:

A few key points:

- Proven Track Record: Thank APE’s Phase I initiative has demonstrated tangible results by attracting, funding, and coordinating talent to create value for ApeCoin DAO. As mentioned in the proposal above, Thank APE has achieved more in terms of value creation than the rest of the DAO AIP process combined. This is very impressive.
- Efficient Resource Utilization: Despite using less than 0.4% of the treasury, Thank APE has as they mentioned; efficiently attracted and coordinated talent, showcasing a capacity for effective resource management. This efficiency is crucial, especially given current challenges such as a bear market and decreasing token value.
-Community Engagement: The proposal emphasizes incentivizing community members to engage and support projects that create value. This approach aligns with the decentralized nature of ApeCoin DAO and encourages active participation from the community, plus a lot of projects that are either supportive or powered by ApeCoin get exposure and engangement, and will continue to thrive and keep the loop going.
-Adaptability: The proposal acknowledges the changing landscape and the need to adapt by doubling down on what has worked in Phase I, learning from past experiences, and incorporating new capabilities. This reflects a commitment to continuous improvement and staying up to date and relative to the market and social trends. So important, and I believe ThankApe has done a great job in the past to also keep some variety in the initiatives they have done, and can collect data to what has been more successful and what should be focused on in the future.

All in all, I believe Thank APE - Phase II is a well-considered initiative that builds upon past success, addresses current challenges, and outlines a clear roadmap for creating value for the ApeCoin ecosystem. I had tons of fun participating before and hope myself and others get to experience this for a long time ahead :pray: Cheers guys, and good luck!

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Hi @thrivegiraffe ,

The community feedback period for your proposal would be ending in less than 24 hours.

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  • A moderator will reach out to the author to finalize the AIP Draft. Upon receipt of the final Draft, we will review and provide instructions on the next steps.

  • Are you ready to proceed to the next phase or do you wish to extend community discussion for another 7 days?

We look forward to hearing from you.

-@Facilitators

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We look forward to hearing and integrating more feedback. Let’s continue the discussion for another seven days please. Thanks so much.

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@thrivegiraffe has requested to extend the community discussion period for this AIP idea. This topic will automatically close a further 7 days from now. We encourage the community to continue to engage in thoughtful discussions through constructive criticism, honest feedback, and helpful suggestions.

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-@Facilitators

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I got you) Good luck moving forward.

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Discord must have the support channel or directly on the webpage. The support discord-page-mail-auto-response loop - IT IS NOT FRIENDLY to say at list.
I support you, And I want people to feel supported too
I seen people not be able to see the rewards, that they were eligible for. And when season closes - there is no-one seams personally double checking.
Also there is insane legal wait towards trademarks unless you just deploy things with apparently created conflicts - where Thank Ape Proposal approved , but the new rules last season contradicts completely for what can be done within the time… so people are waiting approval on the trademark .
This has to be sorted between everyone and no-one left behind.

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Hi @apboatt thank you for your kind words. We appreciate your contributions to our DAO!

You’ve got us excited!

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Thank you. Good luck to you too!

Thanks for the additional feedback. It’s easier to address your specific support needs with a support person, but I’m happy to address your feedback quickly:

DM us about what your needs are. Monthly ago, we scaled up a dedicated support team that addresses ApeCoin-related needs as soon as we learn about them. You shouldn’t be in any kind of loop, and we’re happy to help.

We do have system checks in place. We know rewards offered are largely accurate - but we aren’t perfect. Sometimes people have unique circumstances or needs, or encountered a bug others hadn’t yet seen. When new needs pop up, we are here to address them. We’ve given you the direct contact info of team members if you have more needs going forward.

We’ve already addressed this in your other comments. This isn’t us; we aren’t ApeCoin legal. Still, we’ve offered to provide support wherever we can.

We hope this helps. Thank you for your feedback and your contributions to ApeCoin DAO.

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Thank you @CartelValkyrie.

We appreciate you calling this out. We hope our contributions and results speak for themselves.

Thank you. Good stewardship of resources is, often, the difference between success and failure. We take our stewardship - our efficiency - very seriously.

Yes, thank you. True decentralization requires making it easier for all people to make contributions. That’s a core tenet of our work. We’ve made things easier for ApeCoin DAO - which has meant more decentralization.

This too is a core value of ours. Web3 is an experiment; ApeCoin DAO is an experiment. We won’t win by being perfect - that’s impossible. We’ll win by putting ourselves out there, learning what works and doesn’t, and consistently getting better.

Again, thank you @CartelValkyrie for your many kind words - and for your amazing contributions to our ApeCoin DAO.

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Hey @thrivegiraffe and all Thank APE team (old/new),

It’s impressive to see the progress and impact Thank APE has had on ApeCoin DAO over the past year. YOU NAILED IT.

It’s evident that Thank APE has been a driving force in overcoming challenges and actively contributing to the ApeCoin community during a challenging market period. I believe the proposed Phase II builds upon these successes and addresses the evolving needs of the DAO.

100% support for Thank APE - Phase II and its mission to create greater value, efficiency, and utility for the ApeCoin ecosystem.

@Apewhale / @Halina.eth / @SeraStargirl / @BoredApeG - You made for us a great example of collaboration, $APE culture and ecosystem education which should focus on small businesses as well.

Exciting for Phase II.
-Mr. Hype :fire:

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Hi @thrivegiraffe ,

The community feedback period for your proposal would be ending in less than 24 hours.

  • If you’re content with the feedback received, your next steps are to finalize your proposal using the AIP Draft Template.
  • A moderator will reach out to the author to finalize the AIP Draft. Upon receipt of the final Draft, we will review and provide instructions on the next steps.
  • Are you ready to proceed to the next phase or do you wish to extend community discussion for another 7 days?

We look forward to hearing from you.

-@Facilitators

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Hi @thrivegiraffe ,

Thank you for your ideas [and the ApeCoin DAO community for the insightful discussions].

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

Edits have been made to this Topic by the author’s request. You can click the Pencil icon at the top of the post to see these edits.

Additionally, @thrivegiraffe has completed editing their AIP Idea to be their AIP Draft. This proposal has been assigned the AIP ID Number 379.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-@Facilitators

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