A couple of important points:
I want to reiterate, to anyone who suggests that this thread is "trolling", that I leave my heart on the line for Dash everyday. I believe so much in this project that I invested a significant portion of my wealth in it, and deeply want to see it succeed. I have fought and won against the trolls on BCT through the Dash Nation thread, making BCT a positive place to attract newcomers to the project. Can't speak for others, but I am definitely not trolling here.
I know you aren't, but I must confess I find this thread to be very very very odd.
The partial disconnect between the core team and the rest of the community is evident here. The core team believes that nothing is wrong, and that the community feels the same way as them. We wouldn't be having this discussion if this were the case.
If by "the rest of the community" you mean 3 or 4 people, then I'd have to agree with you. Because otherwise, I just don't see it.
You keep hammering this notion, that there is a divise and evident disconnect.... There simply isn't.
A few disgruntled guys that are pissed off about something or other does not constitute the "the rest of the community". There will always be people who will never agree with lots of stuff, and some be quite angry about others. Some even decide to quit entirely. Others tried their best to harm us. Others said we were over.
InternetApe, vertoe, moli, camosoul, buster to name but a few... A real shame! All extremely talented and huge contributors/team members. But such is life. Can't please everyone all the time. The project only grew stronger with time, because, well, everyone else became ever more organised and cohesive in attitude, ethics and professional attitude, and that's what make stuff work. Not bitching and moaning.
I'm proposing a deep, fundamental change to the way we operate, and to the way we are perceived by outsiders. I would like to thank the community members who have posted here constructively, making fair points and not engaging in personal attacks. At the end of the day, however, this is only a discussion about a possibly more inclusive and productive way forward, building this DAO that we purport to be in the media.
Fair enough, but dont talk about, do something about it !
No one is suggesting anarchy, even a DAO needs structure. In my opinion, we can have this structure without the polarizing entities that we have today. Creating an environment where everyone feels that their skills are important and opinions will be truly listened to is important.
What specifically, are these polarising entities? Care to give an example?
Also, care to briefly explain how you would structure people, projects and funds without discrete nomenclature of people's roles?
Truly be listened? So you're implying we don't listen. What happens when under you idea, heaven forbid, someone propose an idea that simply can't be done or does not align with the Founder and lead dev's roadmap? What happens then? Can they accuse your DAO model of not listening to him? Please explain how to resolve this situation. Boot the lead dev and founder from his coin?
That can be done very easily, it's called forking on github and anyone can boot Evan from his position.
Please, if at the end of this magnificent debate we do decide to put it to a binding vote, do not call it Dash Nation. Through our talks here I have discovered that it is also a polarizing term. Not everyone agrees with me that an ideological approach is the best one. It's been working well for me to bring people into the community through its powerful message of belonging and empowerment, but it's not everyone's cup of tea, I concede this. Please simply call it "Creating a true DAO, or similar.
There is no true DAO
It's never existed before. Even if there were, no two DAO need to operate the same.
I love you guys (core team and community), but I'm serious about this. We've seen this setup to be a problem on multiple occasions both here and with other projects (Core/Classic) so it needs to be discussed, even if it's not sexy.
We who? What problems and on which occasion?
The first thing to do to solve a problem is to define it thoroughly. Please give us examples and be as specific as you can possibly be.
Then maybe a clear image is formed of where all this trouble is. I do see it. I see just constant and vibrant development.