This is a proposal to formalize our team of Community Advocates. It’s being presented as a request for comment to facilitate discussion.
This proposal will:
- Briefly provide background on the origin and current state of the Community Advocate role
- Define the scope of responsibilities for Community Advocates
- Suggest potential Community Advocates
- Define how one becomes a Community Advocate
- Ask questions to start the discussion
The Community Advocate role currently exists as an unformalized role for moderators on our Discord server. The role has a cloudy definition, even for community members which have been granted it. Still they are an important part of keeping the community and Discord server alive. So far it has been given out when needed to provably trusted community members.
- @gabor (DE)
- @nahbur (ES)
- @Pierrick (FR)
- @rliriano ES)
& myself (DE)
What stands out is, that our Community Advocate role has a good coverage of native English, German and Spanish speakers.
Community Advocates are trusted members of the PoolTogether community that are willing to help defining & archiving the communities values, mission & vision. Community Advocates should be equipped with server moderator permissions to be able to pursue their mission in helping the community.
Community Advocates help to align the community’s values, visions, wants and feedback and ensure we maintain a wholesome and healthy community vibe. Having this role officially formalized will help us in scaling the DAO looking forward.
- Be facilitators of the community
- Moderate the Discord server (eg. use the
-bancommand against users violating the rules)
- Plan and execute community events & contests
- Help & answer questions, especially in language-specific channels
- Organize the chaos (eg. pin valuable & helpful messages)
- Help other community members to find their spot in the PoolTogether Community & DAO
- Act as bridge between the language channels and the rest of the community
I suggest basing the Onboarding on nominations on our Governance Forum. Possibile ways to confirm would be a governance forum vote vs a Snapshot vote.
All of them have proven their intense support and activity in the PoolTogether community and helped countless of members on Discord. I would like to propose to add them to the current team of Community Advocates.
After outlining the role I am left with questions I’d like to ask:
- How does someone become a Community Advocate?
- Should we create a dedicated category on the governance forum to nominate community members?
- When does someone stop being a Community Advocate? How do we offboard inactive members? When does someone count as inactive?
- Do we want to compensate Community Advocates? How?