Tao Voting - Quiet Ending Period and Quiet Ending Extension

Greetings 1hive,
This topic is a repost from the TEC forum educating DAOs and Commons Communities about Disputable Voting. (Writing credit to myself for the original article)

Any feedback or insight into the dynamics of these parameters is welcome!

Quiet Ending

One of the unique features of Tao Voting is Quiet Ending. This checks for flipped outcomes during the final portion of the Vote Duration and adds more voting time in the event of a flip.

What is Quiet Ending Period?

This a the specified amount of time within the latter part of the Vote Duration. During the Quiet Ending Period if the voting outcomes changes from “yes” to “no” or vice versa it will trigger the Quiet Ending Extension. The Quiet Ending Period can only happen once during a vote. Voting will close normally if the outcome does not change during the Quiet Ending Period.

What is Quiet Ending Extension?

This is the voting duration extension that triggers only from a vote outcome flipping during the Quiet Ending Period. This will add the specified amount of time to the vote duration allowing any voters (except Delegates) more time to vote. If an outcome is flipped again during the Quiet Ending Extension another extension will trigger. There is no limit on how many times an extension can be triggered. Voting closes once there is no change of outcome during this extension period.

Implications & Parameter Options

These parameters are set in days. Quiet Ending Period is limited by the Vote Duration since it cannot extend past the total eligible voting duration of a proposal. Quiet Ending Extension however since it adds time is not constrained by the initial Vote Duration.

The intention behind this mechanic is to allow time for more voter input in the event of a contentious vote. It can also act as a safeguard if a member, particularly a whale, tries to flip a voting outcome at the last moment.

Suggested Range

Quiet Ending Period

Anywhere from 50% to 10% of the Vote Duration is suggested for the Quiet Ending Period. However, since this parameter is expressed in days it is suggested to round to the nearest whole day.

Example:

The Vote Duration is 9 days.
Your desired Quiet Ending Period is 20% of the Vote Duration, which equals 1.8 days.
For sanity and simplicity we round up to a whole number giving us 2 days for the Quiet Ending Period.

Quiet Ending Extension

In order to accomodate various timezones and schedules a range of 1-3 days is recommended for the Quiet Ending Extension, also taking into special consideration that this can trigger multiple times.

Related Parameters

Vote Duration (days)
Delegated Voting Period (days)

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Very Ostrom - neat mechanism.

This is the voting duration extension that triggers only from a vote outcome flipping during the Quiet Ending Period. This will add the specified amount of time to the vote duration allowing any voters (except Delegates) more time to vote. If an outcome is flipped again during the Quiet Ending Extension another extension will trigger. There is no limit on how many times an extension can be triggered. Voting closes once there is no change of outcome during this extension period.

What safeguard is there in place to prevent someone from delaying a vote duration indefinitely by flipping their vote once a day?

In Disputable Voting an eligible voter or delegate can only vote once so they will only be able to troll the vote once fortunately!

This was outlined in my other post on delegation - Disputable Voting - Delegation - #2 by gabi

Looks like I neglected to add this important detail to this post as well, nice catch!

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Thanks for explaining. How and where are these parameters set? Is this the TEC DAO system of governance? Is it being made available in a no-code platform?

Actually we are in the process of designing a tool for setting up the TE Commons Configuration. This tool will include setting the parameters for Disputable Voting, Disputable Conviction Voting, Token Thaw (Lockup Period) and an Augmented Bonding Curve.

In the context of Governance we have two systems - Disputable Voting which will be used to vote on modifying the parameters of the DAO and Disputable Conviction Voting which will handle requests for funding.

If you want a sneak peek of the Commons Configuration Dashboard you can check out the Figma prototype - https://www.figma.com/proto/b6kx4mkaHxzq4TPzaI1eRY/TEC-Dapps?page-id=3942%3A15137&node-id=3962%3A18070&viewport=860%2C91%2C0.08379585295915604&scaling=min-zoom&starting-point-node-id=3962%3A18070

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they are configurable as part of the Gardens wizard
https://1hive.gitbook.io/gardens/users/apps/disputable-voting

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