Welcome to Discourse

Welcome to ApeCoin DAO!

Welcome to the ApeCoin DAO Discourse!

The APE Foundation aspires for the ApeCoin DAO to foster a community of creators and everyday innovators with aligning motivation and values to shape the future of Web3. The goal of the APE Foundation is to build and maintain the APE ecosystem in a fair and inclusive way. It utilizes the Ecosystem Fund to pay its expenses as directed by the ApeCoin DAO and provides an infrastructure for ApeCoin holders to collaborate through open and permissionless insert link processes.

The short-term vision is to facilitate the launch of the best product feasible today in a way that aligns with the DAO’s motivation and values by balancing productivity and governance with bottom-up contribution, while minimising politics. To achieve this, it is imperative that participating in idea submission, commentary, proposal submission, and voting is restricted to ApeCoin DAO members. Holding ApeCoin is the only requirement for membership in the DAO. Each whole ApeCoin held = 1 vote.

In this Discourse, ApeCoin DAO members can make decisions regarding Ecosystem Fund allocations, governance rules, projects, partnerships, and beyond. The APE Improvement Proposal Process can be found insert link to AIP1.

Why Discourse

Discourse is a community platform for civilised discussion on the web. The ApeCoin DAO community will have the power to submit proposals, vote on the most exciting and promising ideas, and make them real!

Categories

Categories help us to keep Topics organised. The following Categories are available as per AIP1 insert link:

  1. Core: Ecosystem Fund Allocation - Proposals for how DAO funds should be utilized.
  2. Core: Ecosystem Fund Allocation (Resubmission) - Resubmitted proposals for how DAO funds should be utilized.
  3. Core: Brand Decision - Proposals for anything the DAO attaches its name to, including projects and collaborations.
  4. Core: Brand Decision (Resubmission) - Resubmitted proposals for anything the DAO attaches its name to, including projects and collaborations.
  5. Process - Proposals for making a change to a process or implementation. Examples include procedures, guidelines, changes to the decision-making process, and changes to the tools or environment of the DAO or Foundation.
  6. Process (Resubmission) - Resubmitted proposals for making a change to a process or implementation. Examples include procedures, guidelines, changes to the decision-making process, and changes to the tools or environment of the DAO or Foundation.
  7. Informational - Proposals for general guidelines or information for the community.
  8. Information (Resubmission) - Resubmitted proposals for general guidelines or information for the community.
  9. Live AIP - Final proposals that have been placed on Snapshot for vote. Only moderators may create and reply to Topics in this category.

If you are unsure of which category to post in, simply submit your post to General and a moderator will help recategorise it as the conversation flows.

Trust Levels

The trust system is a fundamental cornerstone of Discourse. The trust system naturally grants more experienced users more rights over time, so that they can help everyone maintain and moderate the community that they have generously contributed significantly to.

0 (new) → 1 (basic) → 2 (member) → 3 (regular) → 4 (leader)

All new users start at level 0 with restrictions for everyone’s safety.

Proposal Process

Discourse is used for idea generation, community discussion, and the preparation of the AIP Draft. A brief description of the process is below. The full proposal process can be found here insert link.

  • All Topics submitted in Discourse must be approved by a moderator. If it is rejected, you will be contacted by a moderator directly. If approved, it is open for 7 days.
  • When the Topic is closed, a moderator will message the author of the Topic directly in Discourse to put together the AIP Draft.
  • The AIP Draft will go through the moderation, analysis, and review process.
  • Moderators will update the community on the status of the Topics in the comments after the Topic is closed.
  • Approved AIPs will be put on Snapshot for vote.

Voting Process

All Live AIPs will be posted on Snapshot for vote at the ApeCoin DAO Space. A summary of the voting process can be found below. See insert link to voting process website for further details.

  • New AIPs are posted every week on Thursday at 9PM ET. and close the following Wednesday at 9PM EST.
  • One ApeCoin is equal to one vote.
  • ApeCoin DAO members may delegate their votes to another ApeCoin DAO member. Delegation must occur prior to the posting of the AIP on Snapshot.

Where to Start

  • Read the Topics from the home page insert link
  • Engage with other ApeCoin DAO members by replying to comments
  • Submit an idea by clicking + New Topic from the home page, and select the category you best see fit
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