Honey is money and should ideally be distributed according to a personal cred function which should be dependent on a personal productivity function. The weighting in regards to forum posts and contributions on the forum is also included in this whole system, and as such these contributions should be properly rewarded. Recently we have seen large HNY allocations specifically due to forum activity and categories like cafe where airdrop posts/news posts that are effectively copy-pastes get rewarded in the area of ~0.5 HNY whereas other work is neglected, and in general considering all the ways cred can be allocated, HNY through it, has to be upgraded.
The idea is to reorganize the forums, category weights and also pick out mods that will regulate the contents in the forums. The latter has already happened recently since up until then, there was effectively one person moderating the whole forum, so recently several fauna members have been added as mods, that will keep the forum clear of things like those one-sentence topics we have been seeing that really don’t contribute to discussion.
As mentioned previously, some categories like cafe have been receiving, in my opinion, too much cred and need to be toned down. Furthermore, I find that we lack certain categories.
My idea for how categories could be organized:
- Proposals, ideas as currently. Community stays the same too. Cafe should be explicitly restricted to off-topic talk with low weight, and a promotions category with minimal weight - none should be added, where airdrops and the like can be posted. I see nothing specially credworthy happening in cafe and if it does happen there is always nominations.
- One could possibly slowly start introducing swarm-related categories since something like Morphosis could very well use its own category as to have all course stuff in one place, so we don’t have to search through the forums.
- Possibly show only Ideas, Proposals and Honey posts on the latest bar on the homepage since I believe they take higher priority over the other ones. (Community is important but it is slightly static?
These are only my ideas, please post your own below.
I believe that also a sourcecred recalibration is necessary in general. There are a few possibilities for this. In essence, it comes down to lowering intense cred peak distributions and driving them closer to sensible values. One idea that @hernandoagf had:
Something like: C: this week total cred, Avg: last month average cred. R: result R = (C - Avg)/Avg So: - if R ~1 -> Increase cap. - If R ~ ±0.5 -> Stays the same. - If R ~ -1 -> Decrease cap. And for the user count: C: this week total cred earners. Avg: last 3 month avg cred earners. R = C - Avg So: If R ~50 -> Increase cap. If R ~ ±50 -> Stays the same. If R ~ -50 -> Decrease cap.
So if an new idea happens to appear to you, please share it. Obviously, these are more mathematical in nature but if you can think of some system please go on.