It has been interesting observing the results roll in for three distinct polls all asking the same question, with slightly different wording and tone: should Gnosis issue a SAFE token?
Let’s dive in:
• The question was first posed here in Gnosis Forum by @Anna and @lukas_gnosis, and has garnered 43 votes over the past 10 days. An overwhelming majority of these voters think we should implement the token, although detractors have been vocal in the comments to cite issues including incentive alignment and proposal scope.
It’s useful to note here that the majority of comments come from my fellow Gnosis employees, which makes sense as we are the initial and primary stakeholders impacted from these early decisions of the DAO! I wonder how much one’s “skin in the game” translates to measured analysis of impact, and likelihood to express that analysis thoroughly and openly in the forum?
• On Nov. 24, the day of GnosisDAO launch, @mkoeppelmann brought the proposal to the wider audience of his personal Twitter account by asking simply, “Gnosis Safe Token?”
The twitter response was a resounding Nay from a significantly larger pool of voters, but with little context gained from comments. Perhaps my hypothesis is correct about the “participation correlation” when one is directly impacted – and votes are tied to the identity revealed, as they are in the forum? Perhaps when there’s a wider pool from which opinions are being drawn, of which less voters have a vested interest in the results, it skews to “no”? Maybe the question comes across differently when coming from Martin than when generated formally from within Gnosis?
• With these hypotheses in mind, we posted the question the next day directly from the Gnosis Safe Twitter account
Although we still have one day before the poll closes, it’s been interesting to see that with approximately 1/3 of the votes on Martin’s post, and double the votes on the forum post, the opinion so far is basically tied – with no comments to provide context.
Why do you think these discrepancies arise? Which shows a more accurate version of how we should proceed? Is there a way to ensure that the forums polls show the most accurate picture of what would be best for our DAO, and incentivize meaningful participation accordingly?
I would love to hear your thoughts!