Migrate local chapters to their own Telegram channel.
The Bankless DAO Discord has a ton of channels. It’s becoming too cluttered to follow along with all of the active development and we need to think of ways to minimize the amount of channels within the Discord. One of the first that comes to mind is forking out the local chapters to Telegram. Generally, there are no core operations that occur in geographic channels so this was one of the first that come to mind.
There’s a few key benefits for migrating local geographies to Telegram:
Collab Land is supported on Telegram. Similar to Discord, each community can create token-gated access to the channel. Taking this a step further, each Local Chapter could set their own individual threshold to access the channel that fits their needs (and not just 35,000 BANK). This creates a more fitting barrier to entry for new individuals that want to dip their toes into bDAO and allows each community to adjust the threshold that’s more in line with their local economy.
Eliminates a long (long) list of channels in the main Discord and provides individuals the opportunity to opt-in on their own local bDAO communities. Moreover, this would create a separate, dedicated area for local community members to communicate rather than having to scroll through dozens of channels to get to their chapter.
Increases surface area of Bankless DAO. Rather than concentrating all the power into the Discord, migrating to Telegram increases the surface area of the DAO across different platforms and has the potential to increase the reach of our growing community.
The migration process will require the Ops Guild to begin asking local chapters in Discord to migrate to Telegram. Each geography will identify a leader to take point on creating the channel and integrating Collab Land.
Once set up, the Ops Guild will create a directory with a link to each Telegram channel for all local chapters and delete the respective geography channel from Discord. The directory will be easily accessible in the main Discord, allowing anyone to join each telegram group depending on their location. This process will likely be slow that’ll take course throughout S2.
Here’s the guide for setting up Collab Land Telegram: Telegram Setup - Collab.Land
- Get a temperature check on migrating local chapters/geographies
- If passed, ops guild will make the ask to each geographic channel to begin the migration process.
- Migrate local geographies to Telegram
- Keep local geographies to Discord