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Community Streamlining with Multi-Modal Gating
Build a more efficient community: Use tokens, NFTs, and on-chain reputation to gate channels, discussions, forums, tasks, and bounties.
The existence of separate channels within servers on Discord demonstrates one thing: the need for smaller and discrete contexts for both different topics of conversation, and different groups of people. Nevertheless, these groups are almost never gated in any manner that goes beyond a binary ‘yes or no’.
This means that there are effectively no qualitative means of distinction between community members that can be automatically created (other than NFT ownership, of course). We say ‘automatic’ here because of course admins can assign roles on their subjective volition, but this essentially defeats the purpose of relying on Web3 infrastructure at all.
Furthermore, this gating is not at all prevalent within governance forums in any shape or form.
Therefore, every post is liable to be flooded with members of any kind-or even those that aren’t members at all! Self-evidently, this often leads to scattered discussions, with individuals who either do not have the requisite expertise or real affinity for DAO’s being able to participate in each and every discussion. In addition to the obvious problem of those without any stake (whether literal or ideological) in the DAO having the ability to participate in governance (which renders forums incredibly susceptible to Sybil attacks)
Furthermore, reputation based gating allows for forum posts to be gated according to expertise levels. As a corollary, such gating could also potentially be used to gate certain voting. To clarify, the focus of this ought not to be to gate on the basis of having a higher investment in the DAO (although that would also be tenable), but rather on the basis of relative expertise on different categories of discussion/voting.
The same problem exists for bounties; without any form of gating, anybody can submit them. This is of course very much in the spirit of bounties, but for ones that are highly technical, it would be beneficial to be able to gate using on-chain reputation so that the average quality of submissions is higher (thereby saving time for the evaluators). The same can be said for tasks, but perhaps even moreso, as tasks would likely be assigned to only one individual, thereby increasing the importance of timely and quality work.