Date Created: September 7, 2021
“Clean cup! Clean cup! Move Down! Move Down! Move Down!”
—The Mad Hatter, Lewis Carroll’s The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland
II. The Clean Cup Initiative
III. Financial Implications
IV. Success Metrics or KPIs
You’re onboard with Web3. You’re onboard with DAOs. You’re not willing to sit back and watch the revolution. You want to be a part of it. And after much—or zero, as in my case—soul searching, you’ve decided to dive into BanklessDAO (bDAO) because, well, it’s fuckin’ BanklessDAO. You dive in, grab a Guest Pass (thanks First Quest and Mad Hatter!), and have spent no more than one week in the BanklessDAO Discord server. You’re excited. You’re ready. You’re going for it.
Then reality sets in.
Hundreds of channels, literally. Tons of projects. Many project and guild leaders and champions vying for your attention. Which is all okay to some extent, but what really hits you are the notifications.
Your phone will not shut the fuck up.
You’re tagged for project and guild updates. You’re tagged for DAO updates. You’re tagged for DAO events. You’re tagged for awareness around initiatives. You’re tagged for funding requests. You’re tagged because some asshat decides their shit is important enough to tag “@everyone.” And all of these tags come blazing through your phone’s notifications, drowning out everything else except maybe your company’s emails.
This is not what you expected. Nor is it what you want. You’ve contemplated muting the server. You’ve certainly turned off notifications for Discord. But as a result, you’re missing the important shit you want to be engaged with. Something has to change.
The reality is, nobody wants this. And that’s what this proposal is all about. Mad Hatter MGMT is interested in improving coordination in the bDAO Discord ecosystem, and notification management falls squarely within this scope. What if we could produce a notification system that minimizes the amount of hits you receive on your mobile and desktop devices while still delivering the wealth of information made available to all bDAO members at any given time?
We’d like to introduce to you the Mad Hatter Announcement System, otherwise known as the Clean Cup Initiative.
The idea is simple: projects, guilds, and individual members submit their announcements to Mad Hatter via a command/form, and Mad Hatter posts all announcements to a dedicated channel, pinging Level 1, Level 2, and Guest Pass members twice a day, once at 0 UTC, and again at 12 UTC.
At 0 UTC every day, the channel is wiped clean and the next day’s announcements are posted. Hence the “Clean Cup” nomenclature.
The initial MVP would require that all parties submit their announcements daily. MVP 2 will include automation for announcements that span multiple days.
The benefits of this system should be really clear. The setbacks will be many to start, as measures surrounding education will need to be implemented to ensure adherence to the system, but as we iterate over and improve the design, these will become few and far between. If approved, as a community, we will need to commit to the initiative, making it clear to every project lead, guild coordinators, and all members that this is the way by which announcements are made. Guild Coordinators, Organizers, and Talent Scouts will need to educate their teams on proper protocol for making announcements. If all goes well, we’ll have a much more effective system in place for making announcements DAO-wide within two seasons.
Make your voices heard! This is, after all, the Mad Tea Party, where anything goes. Provide your support, your contentions, your feedback. Provide your ideas on how this concept can be improved. Speak up! Mad Hatter MGMT exists to serve you, dear members of bDAO. Together, let’s make this the most accessible and welcoming workplace across the DAO spectrum.