Respect and Professionalism

I’ve enjoyed my early days here in the discourse, however, I am quite disappointed to see a number of contributors using threads to bicker with each other. There is a very big difference between respectful, professional challenge and disrespectful, accusatory outbursts.

I’m relatively new here and I can tell you first hand that it is off-putting and unwelcoming. If you so eagerly wish the DAO to grow and to welcome new members here, good housekeeping and a dose of maturity wouldn’t go amiss.

Can I suggest that we drop the egos and instead get back to objectively (not emotionally) discussing the merits of ideas and proposals.


Understood. For my part, I apologize. What most people don’t see is that many grant seekers that haven’t gotten through the process have congregated here. There are frustrations about delays. Most everyone through the last year has been directly affected by incredibly long wait times.

Grant recipients often were left waiting for extended periods, and it is not uncommon to hear that payouts have taken 6-9 weeks or more. As a core contributor, often I was the one in communications with people, who would ask “what is going on?” Proposals that didn’t pass often had to resubmit and wait month+ for resubmitting their changes.

Just like last winter, I am once again hopeful and thankful that we are getting a wave of powerful new active contributors.


We do have guidelines for this on the FAQ page. Not sure they’ve ever been enforced. The best solution is what you’re saying: for all of us to just focus on ideas/content. But in case of personal attacks, I’d like to see forum admins to step in and issue a warning. Hopefully it doesn’t come to that often.


Glad to have you here NFD and thanks for the reminder.



This isn’t aimed at any one person, I should make that clear. The issue at hand is that threads are being lost/overshadowed by mostly unnecessary tennis matches. My experience tells me that in any debate 9 out of 10 times less is more :blush:


I think it’s important for us to remember that we’re all here to build something great, and that means working together respectfully. We need to be more intentional about creating a positive and respectful environment for discussion. Let’s focus on discussing the merits of ideas and proposals. :100: :fire:


At the same time, do not forget that new ideas are born in disputes. The main thing is not to cross the boundaries of what is permitted. Without respect for another’s point of view, there will be no strong community.


Exactly @koto, and the point of the post was to encourage folks to temper their emotions before engaging in ‘debate’. There is a line and I like to believe (ever the optimist) that we all know where that is.


Thank you @NFD!
Good reminder. But with the growth of the community, I think such cases will become more frequent despite the rules. In general, we have the possibility of personal correspondence and it would be right in such cases to use this opportunity to discuss controversial issues between members or do it, for example, in a discord chat if you are interested in the opinion of other members on your statements (although it’s still better to do it personally, but without cursing).
Let’s show everyone that we are a strong and friendly community! :handshake:


I feel you.
Like the need to comment on everything.


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Rewarding participation has some risks and down sides, including more noise within the signal.


I don’t think there is anything wrong with rewarding participation. People just need to participate in the right way.

There is, perhaps, an argument for introducing functionality that only counts the first comment/like etc on a thread… but, as I say, no harm folks interacting as long as it is productive.

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I completely agree with you. Constructive debates and discussions can lead to innovative ideas and solutions. However, it’s important to maintain a respectful and professional tone during these exchanges. This helps to foster a strong and inclusive community where everyone’s viewpoints are valued. :100:


I think a case can certainly be made for ‘us’ to have a more well defined and prominent set of guidelines/rules - maybe on the ‘splash page’ somewhere?

I think everyone is aware of the basic rules of any forum, and I can’t remember a time when I’ve seen anything that bad, or maybe the MODs are just doing an excellent job, either way, I don’t think things are all that bad here. But I guess people will say “you would say that Furious - you are one of the main offenders”.

Maybe there could be a limit set in on replies - I know you get a prompt to go to DMs after three replies - but what if there was say a cool-down period after three replies for 24 hours on that specific thread? (Is this even possible?)

This cool-down idea coupled with better guidance prominently displayed could help a lot as we see more and more people on-boarded into our ‘intimate’ ecosystem.

One last point - I certainly admit to being excessive at times when I really feel passionately about a topic for example, and I do now understand this comes across badly - working on this and apologise for my lack of etiquette.


Where is the ban hammer haha? How do I add gifs lol.

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If you paste a link to a gif here on a separate line, it should pull the gif into your message. You can also upload from your computer, I believe.

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Could be good. @amplify.admin is this something that’s supported by this software? Not three replies in a row, but 3 replies per day on a thread = cooldown.

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I agree with broono on this thing.

If we reward participation and that being the only metric, then we’re actively working against our own interests.

Incentives shape human behaviour, not the opposite and that’s what game theory tells us.

This is a topic which would need a lot of consideration, that’s all I’m saying


This thread merely serves as a reminder to approach threads with professionalism and members with respect. We needn’t get into the reward/activity metrics here.

Honestly I couldn’t care less if people send one message, a thousand messages or zero messages so long as there is maturity and objectivity.