AIP-449: Translation System and Community Reward Program

PROPOSAL NAME

Translation System and Community Reward Program

TEAM DESCRIPTION

Our team is composed of professionals with extensive experience and expertise in their respective fields. Below is a brief introduction to our team:

VAW @vawwwwwwwww

I hold a degree in design, specializing in graphic design, artificial intelligence, learning domains, and intelligent system development. I have worked as a data scientist and technical consultant at several renowned tech companies, gaining extensive experience in project management and technical development. I am also a MAYC holder since June 2021 and a Mocaverse holder. At the 2023 ApeFest HK, my MBA Brand VAW Studio (MBA #272) designed posters for various events, including the well-known Ape Cosplay Party. Additionally, I have organized multiple events in Malaysia, where I was responsible for design work.

Professional Background and Collaborative Experience

Our team members have rich professional backgrounds and collaborative experiences. Our technical expertise and project management skills, combined with market insights and product development capabilities, as well as data analysis and statistical knowledge, enable us to collaborate effectively on various complex projects, maximizing our team’s synergy.

We have successfully completed multiple cross-disciplinary innovative projects, including AI-driven market analysis tools, big data prediction models, and intelligent product recommendation systems. The success of these projects not only demonstrates our professional capabilities but also showcases our efficient teamwork and problem-solving creativity.

PROPOSAL DESCRIPTION

The DAO is international in nature and should not be limited by language. Our goal is to comprehensively increase the participation rate of DAO members. In addition to translating articles into various languages, we will also proactively send each AIP to different communities, collect opinions from each community, and publicly disclose them to all members on our website.

We will arrange for employees to communicate with leaders of various communities and integrate into those communities. They will use the translation system to translate primarily English articles and opinions into different languages, thereby increasing DAO member participation. Our employees play a crucial role in disseminating information and gathering community opinions. This not only enhances the transparency of the DAO but, more importantly, fosters cohesion among members from different regions, thus increasing their sense of value and commitment.

When two or more different language communities need to hold an online meeting, our system will provide real-time AI oral translation, allowing communities to understand each other’s opinions immediately and respond promptly, thus overcoming language barriers.

We encourage DAO members to make proposals. In addition to translating the AIPs for voting into various languages, we will assist community members in translating their opinions. The system can also provide oral translation for DAO members’ AIPs. For example, Tony, a Japanese member, speaks his AIP in Japanese to the system, the real-time AI translation feature will convert the Japanese into an English document. This facilitates DAO members in writing their AIPs and sharing AIPs or opinions with other communities.

In order to comprehensively increase the participation of DAO members, we will not only provide comprehensive language and community assistance, but also develop a reward mechanism to encourage everyone to participate and reward Apecoin.

The reward funds are designed to incentivize and recognize the active participation and contributions of APE coin holders in the DAO. These funds will be distributed through a transparent and fair system, ensuring that all participants have an equal opportunity to benefit. Below are the main aspects of the reward distribution process:

Reward Criteria and Mechanism

  1. Contribution-Based Rewards: The majority of the funds will be allocated based on the contribution levels of APE coin holders. Contributions can include proposing and developing AIPs, participating in discussions, voting, and other forms of engagement that add value to the DAO. We will use a points-based system to quantify contributions, with more significant and impactful activities earning more points.

  2. Participation Rewards: To encourage broad participation, a portion of the rewards will be randomly distributed to APE coin holders who participate in voting and other community activities. This ensures that even smaller holders feel valued and are motivated to engage.

Distribution Process

  1. Points Accumulation: We will calculate points on a monthly basis. The system will accumulate points based on the activities and contributions of APE holders. At the end of each month, these points will be converted into corresponding reward tokens.

  2. Transparency and Verification: All contributions and points will be recorded in the system to ensure verifiability. This prevents any fraudulent activity and ensures fair distribution.

  3. Reward Payment: Once verified, the rewards will be directly distributed to the wallets of eligible APE coin holders. Distribution will occur regularly to ensure that contributors are consistently recognized and rewarded.

BENEFIT TO APECOIN ECOSYSTEM

  1. Bringing the APECOIN DAO to the global stage
    The APECOIN DAO should not be limited to a single language. In the past, the participation rate of Asian members has been relatively low, with fewer proposals initiated. We want to ensure that friends from every country have a share.

  2. Providing sustainable returns for APE members
    By opening up a reward system, we will create a reward mechanism to encourage participation and reward APE. The first quarter will be 100,000 APE. In the following quarters, we will provide over 95% of the proposal funds as rewards for APE holders.

  3. Maximizing the transparency and participation of AIPs
    In the past, information has not been circulated well. We will translate the proposals and spread them to each community, allowing everyone to monitor the AIP authors.

  4. Strengthening communication between APE communities
    We will collect and summarize the opinions of each community weekly, translate them into different versions and feed back to each community. We will provide real-time AI oral translation, allowing communities to understand each other’s opinions immediately and timely communication.

DEFINITIONS

Articles : the translated documents during the proposal and voting stages, as well as the translated documents of opinions written by community members.

The communities refer to those holding Apecoin, including BAYC Japan, BAYC Taiwan, MocaCN, BAYC Canada, and others.

APE Holder : all Ape coin holders.

STEPS TO IMPLEMENT

Initial setup: Launching software development and hiring employees, both planned to be activated within one month of receiving funding.

Software launch: Including translation and reward systems, to be completed within the first 3 months after funding.

Community launch: Employees will be stationed in the APE community, providing one-stop services for each community, to be activated within one month of receiving funding.

Reward for APE HOLDER plan launch: To be divided into six phases, with the first phase completed within the first 2 months after funding. Each subsequent phase will be carried out one month apart.

When all rewards have been distributed, the entire phase will end.

Milestones:
We aim to significantly enhance the engagement, transparency, and global reach of the APECOIN DAO, creating a more inclusive and active community.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):

  1. Increased Member Participation:

    • Measure the number of unique DAO members engaging with AIPs and submitting proposals before and after the implementation of the translation system.
  2. Community Feedback and Engagement:

    • Collect and analyze feedback from community members regarding the translation system and reward program.
  3. Reward Distribution:

    • Successfully distribute 100,000 APE in rewards within the first quarter, with over 95% of subsequent proposal funding allocated to APE Coin holder rewards.

REPORTING EXPECTATIONS

We will update the progress report and information monthly on our website.

OVERALL COST

Total amount requested from the ApeCoin Ecosystem Fund = 460,000 APE.

Translation software system: 190,000 APE
Reward system: 40,000 APE
Maintenance costs: 80,000 APE
Employee costs: 50,000 APE
Reward for APE HOLDER: 100,000 APE

The rewards will be fully given to APE HOLDER. If the rewards are used up, we will continue to apply for funds, and in the next quarter over 95% of the funds will be used for rewards for APE HOLDER, with only the operating costs retained.

This suggestions is very cool, on my opinion APE should give opportunities to grow with DAO more people! speak they english or not)))

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This sounds like something that the Marketing and Communications WG could work into their plans as it has to do with communications to an extent. You could also engage with Thank Ape to see if there is something that could be done since it specializes in rewarding already.

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Love the idea of helping more people around the world participate in the DAO.

Agree with @Apewhale that this feels like something that can/should be handled by Marcomms.

Not sure what a reasonable budget is for something like this, but as presented, I would like to understand more about the Reward for APE Holder portion. How will those funds be distributed?

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Thank you for the proposal. I think it’s very important that we provide translations in languages other than English, but I’d like some more information if this is a reasonable cost. I’ve used translation services in the past and this seems very high. For 460,000APE we could probably hire 10+ full time translators for a year, or 5+ for two years. I think at most we’d only need 1 or 2 FT translators for the needs of the DAO, if that.

Also, in terms of rewards, there will better more comprehensive programs coming from ApeChain so would hold off on using funds for a separate standalone program.

Thank you for your response. We understand your concerns. We have reviewed the responsibilities of Marcomms and found that they do not overlap with what we intend to do. We aim to provide comprehensive communication, which not only includes translation but also proactive community engagement and reporting, as well as real-time voice translation during meetings.

As mentioned above, all rewards will be given to APE holders. They can earn rewards by submitting AIP suggestions, proposals, and voting. Once the rewards are exhausted, if new funding is requested, over 95% of it will be allocated for APE rewards.

We appreciate your alignment with our vision to make our community more inclusive and accessible.

In addition to being a translation system, we also encourage DAO members to propose suggestions. In addition to translating AIPs for voting into various languages, we will also assist community members in translating their opinions and AIPs to exchange with other communities.

We aim to provide comprehensive communication, which not only includes translation but also proactive community engagement and reporting, as well as real-time voice translation during meetings.
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I’m struggling to see how this will cost over $400,000.

The primary purpose of this AIP is that it is going to be a translation layer. There are no details on how the actual translation will happen. Is this the cost to perpetually translate all AIPs? In that case I’m assuming you will use an automated solution to translate. In that case do you have a proprietary translation system? How does it compare to all the AI translation software available in the market?

Right now I can automatically translate everything for free and instantly using google translate within the browser. If I want to write, I can use AI translators like chatGPT. This will get 95% of the meaning across. The only way I can get close to 100% is by having a human translator. But I don’t think you plan on using human translation. Correct me if I’m wrong.

Using most of these translation tools are close to free, so why does it cost over $400,000? Where is the value add?

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First of all, thank you for your feedback. We understand your concerns regarding the budget, and we would like to provide a clearer explanation of the budget allocation.

The system will be developed and completed within three months. This process includes defining project goals, organizing the team, and drafting a development plan. We will analyze and integrate fragmented requirements, determine the type of software development, specific features, interface design, risk assessment, and schedule planning. This will be followed by the design phase, producing the overall framework design, including data structure, process control, module division, and functionality. We will collaborate with UI designers to produce preview interface mockups, which will be handed over to engineers for front-end and back-end development. The appropriate development environment, tools, and programming languages will be chosen to complete technical research, coding, API integration, self-testing, and other tasks to realize the design phase.

After development, the software will undergo comprehensive testing for visual elements, functionality, content, and performance, and any bugs will be fixed to ensure the system or software operates correctly. The software will then be handed over for acceptance testing and operational training. The software will be launched for trial operation, and based on user feedback and issues, it will be optimized and fixed. Once stable, it will officially go live and enter the routine maintenance phase.

Completing the entire process within three months is challenging, but we are confident we can achieve this goal. The purpose of the AIP is to comprehensively increase the participation rate of DAO members. In addition to translating articles into various languages, we will actively distribute each AIP to various communities, compile opinions from each community, and publicly disclose them to all members.

We also encourage DAO members to propose suggestions. Besides translating AIPs for voting into various languages, we will assist community members in translating their opinions and AIPs to exchange with other communities.

Regarding staff:

  1. We will arrange for employees to communicate with leaders of various communities and integrate into those communities. They will use the translation system to translate primarily English articles and opinions into different languages, thereby increasing DAO member participation. Our employees play a crucial role in disseminating information and gathering community opinions. This not only enhances the transparency of the DAO but, more importantly, fosters cohesion among members from different regions, thus increasing their sense of value and commitment.

  2. When two or more different language communities need to hold an online meeting, our employees will provide real-time oral translation, allowing communities to understand each other’s opinions immediately and respond promptly, thus overcoming language barriers.

We understand that translations can be handled by Google Translate or ChatGPT. However, not all DAO members know how to use these translation tools. We are aware that members are often very busy and may not spend much time on the Apecoin forum to check AIPs. They might only spend 5-10 minutes a day checking messages on Telegram or Twitter. We need to consider these habits. Unfortunately, many DAO members share this habit, resulting in low participation. We have noted this issue and therefore conceived the idea of proactive translation and message dissemination. We hope to provide more input and participation for the DAO, establishing an important bridge for members of different languages and cultures worldwide.

Cheers

Very well thought proposal and that too a noble one.
I know couple of initiatives that are already taking care of this barrier of language.

One thing I dont understand is that where does this translation software comes into play and community reward, like for what basis? Out of 460k $ape, 320k is being used by the team from various things and only 140k $ape being rewarded. Languages will be limited translated like maybe 20, which the software will take care of but how will the rewards come into play?
Kindly explain a bit more about the software because from the proposal it seems like nothing is set in motion, not even the product or developers.

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Thank you for your valuable feedback. We understand your concerns regarding the rewards.

As mentioned above, all rewards will be given to APE holders. They can earn rewards by submitting AIP suggestions, proposals, and voting. Once the rewards are exhausted, if new funding is requested, over 95% of it will be allocated for APE rewards.

Besides the rewards earned in APE, we want everyone to focus on the benefits that the rewards can bring to the DAO.

A points reward program can have the following positive effects on increasing engagement in DAO.

  1. The rewards motivates users to participate more actively in DAO activities, such as posting, replying, and joining discussions, thereby increasing DAO activity levels.

  2. Earning rewards makes DAO members feel recognized and valued, increasing their loyalty to the forum and their willingness to continue participating.

  3. Setting rewards for high-quality content encourages members to create valuable AIPs and comments, improving the overall content quality of the DAO.

  4. The rewards fosters more interaction among , such as liking, replying to, and sharing posts, members enhancing the sense of community and cohesion.

  5. Publicizing the points reward program can attract new users to join the DAO forum, as they are interested in earning rewards through participation.

  6. Continuous participation in the rewards requires long-term engagement, helping to convert new users into active long-term members and reducing members attrition.

The rewards promotes members participation and interaction in multiple ways, strengthens the community atmosphere, and ultimately improves the forum’s activity level and members satisfaction.

Cheers

Thank you Vaw for always reaching out and replying to people

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I really need it.Everyone no google translate but still don’t want it.We need our langauge and discuss in our group.Sorry for poor English

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Hi @vaw,

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

This will really help a lot of people who don’t speak English well.

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This does not answer anything

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yes, please proceed to the next phase.

How can 95% of the funds be for rewards when rewards are only 100k or 460k?

95% of 100,000 APE

Cheers.