@ssp1111 great questions.
I think one of the key objectives is to get as much engagement as possible, so we have to reduce friction as much as possible. I agree reading through 10 months of activity would give a high level of detailed understanding, but the friction involved in doing so is great. The result is the vast majority of people will just not do so and so most DAO members just won’t have the understanding.
I think we can make the process to reach deep understanding easier.
ApeComms is brilliant, as are the newsletters. The fact is though that when I next want to find either of them I am most likely to come back to your post and use your very helpfully placed links! Being a little silly, but hopefully you can see what I am getting at!
Why is is needed - reduce friction to new members in order to increase the number of members who interact over the short to medium term, because they have found it easier to ‘use’/be involved in the DAO. The same reason a user manual exists.
How would this work - Provide a list of useful links in one spot.
I suggest no new portals, an initial step would be providing a DAO handbook (similar to going to an airbnb property!). This could even be an edit on the Welcome to ApeCoin DAO post adding in the links, or maybe a new post simply titled Useful Links with all the useful links in one place. If that post gets loads of hearts then maybe we grow the idea, but honestly even that would have been a massive improvement in my personal experience.
There is no new content just a list of the links to get to current content in most cases. The summaries of AIPs is a bit different and I would suggest V2 if we see this first step adds value, maybe it gets wrapped up into the stewards work.
I think by making the process to dig into the DAO easier new members will get further in and be more likely to stick around and grow the ecosystem. Who wouldn’t want a spade to help dig!
So in short - nothing in addition, just a pinned post with all the key links for information that already exists. If we see that is popular we can grow the idea based on community feedback. Simples
On the meeting calendar, this would just be another link on the links page. I havent looked into it in detail yet, but I would think we could have a public google calender that people who are organising calls put their calls into. That way it becomes much easier to plan around attending all the calls one can & wants to.
I love what I have seen here and want to make it as easy as possible for people to get involved, their commitment will be judged on what they do, we just want to make it easy for them to do!