If at first you don't succeed, give up... Initial Ramble As many of you know, there has been much discussion regarding the current 5 dash proposal fee. In fact, at this time of writing, there is an active proposal to reduce the proposal fee to 1 dash (approximately US$75). This debate has clearly divided opinion. The original 5 dash proposal fee was introduced as a mechanism to reduce spam. To date, this has worked relatively successfully. However, the current US dollar price of dash is leading some people to question if the high fee is stifling progress. Clearly, none of us can be sure what impact a change in proposal fee will bring. However, if the 1 dash proposal passes, I am willing to at least give it a try If it becomes clear the 1 dash proposal is not working, I would consider making the following proposal ASAP. Solution - Proposals That Pay The proposal fee is fixed to 4 dash and held at a time locked address (end of budget). When the Superblock arrives, a rebate is issued to successful proposals on a sliding scale (preference given to early submissions): Day 01, Proposal Rebate = 0.1 dash x 30 ---> 3 dash rebate (maximum) Day 02, Proposal Rebate = 0.1 dash x 29 Day 03, Proposal Rebate = 0.1 dash x 28 Day 04, Proposal Rebate = 0.1 dash x 27 Day 05, Proposal Rebate = 0.1 dash x 26 ..and so on.. Day 30, Proposal Rebate = 0.1 dash x 1 ---> 0.1 dash rebate (minimum) Crucially, all failed submissions receive zero rebates and the total of all failed proposal fees is shared equally among all successful proposals, regardless of their value. This rebate feature therefore encourages early submissions, giving MNOs more time to digest them. Secondly, it's theoretically possible that projects are over funded (bonus), paid for by failed proposals.