After the passing of AIP-239: Working Group Guidelines and the Governance Working Group Charter, a new Initiative within the scope of the Governance Working Group has been created called the $APE Assembly.
The $APE Assembly was formed to facilitate Steward elections for all Working Groups except for Governance. This shrewdness also gathers to discuss and address some of the more conceptual Meta-Governance issues facing our DAO.
The criteria to join the $APE Assembly is below:
- $APE holders who have achieved Trust Level Status 2 (Member) or higher on the ApeCoin DAO Forum; or
- $APE holders who have voted on at least 50% of the AIPs that have gone to Snapshot; or
- $APE holders with 50,000 APE or more in voting power and have voted on at least one AIP.
Participating in the Assembly
In order to participate in the $APE Assembly, members will need to link both their forum profile (this forum, or “Discourse”) and their Discord account to Karma. Karma is a DAO approved governance dashboard which enables a robust reputation system for governance contributors and delegates.
AIP-132 established a Karma dashboard and Discord bot for ApeCoin which was already being used to track contributors. Having this already approved infrastructure, made it an easy decision to integrate into the $APE Assembly.
Connecting to the Discord Karma bot allows it to check to see if you meet the voting power or participation criteria. Linking your forum account to Karma allows it to check to see if you meet the Trust Level 2 criteria. It then auto assigns or revokes the “Assembly” role in Discord every day. Having the Assembly role gives you access to the ape-assembly chat and voice channels.
Follow the instructions below to join the $APE Assembly:
Step 1: Go to https://apecoin.karmahq.xyz/ and login using the same wallet you connect to the Forum with.
Step 2: Go to the “Handles” tab and follow the instructions to link your Forum (Discourse) account. (Linking your Twitter account is not necessary for participating in the Assembly.)
Step 3: Follow the instructions to link your Discord account. If you haven’t yet, join the ApeCoin DAO Discord here:
Step 4: $APE into the Assembly! We have a lot of self-organization to do!
The Karma bot checks everyone for role criteria every day, if you don’t get the Assembly role immediately after connecting, just wait for 24 hours and check back before opening a #support-ticket
If you cannot link your discord easily, use the #off-topic channel to send the /karma linkaddress command. If you have any other questions or need help, please visit the FAQ page on Karma or open a #suport-ticket in Discord: Delegates of Apecoin DAO
If you are having troubling linking your Forum account to Karma, just give it about 10 minutes to recognize your post before opening a #support-ticket in Discord.
If you already have the Assembly role, congrats! Every week we sweep the discord mapping from Vulcan bot (the bot you used to verify you have 1 $APE) and assign the role. So if you don’t want to sign a transaction, just wait a week! (If you qualify with Trust Level 2 criteria, you still need to link your Forum account to Karma)
Next Steps for the $APE Assembly are coming in the ape-assembly channel in Discord.
Thank you everyone, and I hope to see you all in there!