Proposals submitted to the AIP Ideas section don’t need to be presented as fully finalized AIP Drafts, they may lack some details in the beginning. It’s important to use the mandatory 7-day discussion period for AIPs to gather feedback and engage with the community, not only on this forum but also across other community discussion platforms.
Please use the AIP Draft Template below.
The Facilitator team will assist and guide you through the phases of the AIP process. If necessary, you can extend the discussion period for another 7 days by updating the @Facilitators.
This proposal aims to create a tiered system set of markers known as Tiers from 0-3. These markers will be used to create an easy-to-understand weight of ask plus a commitment to the ApeCoin DAO by easily communicating a proposer’s commitment to the DAO by their $APE holdings and how much they ask about that. Effectively allowing small stakeholders in the DAO to still make proposals and get funding about what they can do and larger players to execute at a larger scale. But enough wiggle room that anyone or any idea can indeed be brought to the table still.
Any $APE holder can still submit an AIP
Prevent low-quality AIPs
Optimize proposal process by automating the markers which in turn means more high-quality proposals = less time in review or edits = overall cost of operations is reduced,
Members enter AIPs with a clear understanding before reading them how much they hold vs how much they ask allowing for a more open discussion.
Sponsorship forces DAO members to think, iterate, and back ideas they support long before a vote.
Sponsored AIPs give us a look into how a person/group asking for 100,000+ $APE can handle and manage key ideas when submitting an AIP.
Prevent outsiders looking to “cash-in” a quick AIP
The biggest benefit is the prevention of wasted time in the proposal, review, and voting process while still ensuring that the process is fair and reasonable. Anyone who truly has a million-dollar idea worth it for the DAO, will partner with or get a sponsor to back them and push an AIP. If a member finds these guidelines too challenging, then it’s reasonable to assume that they shouldn’t receive 100,000+ $APE.
The Tiers are explained below:
Tier 0 = An AIP that has 0 $APE being requested. Open to anyone.
Tier 1 = An AIP that is requesting 1 - 10,000 $APE. Proposers must have at least 1 $APE.
Tier 2 = An AIP that is requesting 10,001 - 100,000 $APE. Proposers must have at least 10,000 $APE.
Tier 3 = An AIP that is requesting 100,001+ $APE. Proposers must have at least 10,000 $APE and a Sponsor.
Sponsor(s) = Person and/or Group that controls 100,000+ $APE.
Using forum.apecoin.com and Snapshot
When a proposer goes to compose his AIP officially on the forum for submission, create a pop-up prompt asking what Tier is the AIP. If Tier 3, an additional prompt asking for relevant information in regards to sponsorship such as person/group name, wallet address for $APE holding verification, and any relevant links.
The forum account is already connected to a desired wallet and should be able to authenticate a user’s holdings to verify Tier-level access.