While I think this comment above is a tricky one to make:
It sounds to me like there just needs to be a touch of realism moment here:
DAO can’t afford to pay everyone.
Contributors on the edges don’t mean (figuretively speaking) as much as the ones inside the circle. As a guest pass, did I mean less than you? No. You do not mean less than me, either.
So you’re making cuts.
I’d venture that some L2s have made less of an impact than contributors on the edges.
So you may now run the risk of the DAO simply falling apart because of a focus on “core” or l2, or whatever.
I should mention, there is a large amount of guest passers whose work simply revolves around busy work.
However, there are L1s and L2s that I’d venture to say have the same track record.
Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.
Instead, be transparent. If you can’t afford it, cut back.
But have a plan to pick up the pieces in the back end as well. I think it would fair better to just think smaller in a holistic route as well (quit paying for projects or guilds that don’t bring in revenue (haha I’m sure I’m spiting myself in this very moment) and restructure everything, take a look at everything, and find the funds you need from there.
Invest in the alt options at a greater scale.
I believe you just acquired 4 million in bank for onboarding events? That’s going to be a huge influx of guest passers, which you do not have a plan to assist them if the can’t afford to sustain and contribute at the same time.
I know I had a hand in cutting back 4 million in bank with the coordinape situation. Perhaps we can begin to make light of profitability by finding other aspects to cut back on.
But what I’m hearing here sounds like posturing. It doesn’t seem like a bad idea at face value because it’s painful to focus on the negative. But if the focus is self sustainability. Looking at the whole picture could save you from needing a scholarship and even trying to figure out whether guests passes need to be limited.
If you do not want a scholarship that results in savings that can give you a start to the approach, then find a plan that helps in another way.