@hueylong4prez_twitter, that post is saying great stuff like:
“Right now, there is no formal governance process that quantitatively seeks community input on major protocol changes.”
“there was no “vote” taken for the community and respective stakeholders (miners, dapp developers, etc.) to truly voice in their opinions in way that is comprehensive.”
“application that became the main medium for community members to voice their opinions on major protocol changes?”
I’m also very interested in exactly this. We’re researching ways to do all this at Canonizer.com
So, sign me up.
While using PoW, should the Ethereum network be secured primarily by GPU miners?
@auryn-macmillan and @greg_colvin have started a poll at
Discussion is encouraged at
These polls are useful, but they only take a snapshot in time. Once the first vote is taken and each signature is signed, nothing can change. They aren’t useful if the consensus shifts after the poll is taken, as it invariably does.
That’s why we’ve designed a topic at Canonizer.com to measure and track consensus dynamically and in real time.
This is a “liquid” wiki system, where everything can change and become whatever everyone wants it to be. We’d love to get ongoing feedback in the community.
The focus is on falsifiability, or negotiating what changes would be required to get everyone on board. This allows everyone to measure the results of arguments, evidence, and concessions (how many people do they convert) and so on, as the community progresses towards a consensus that gets everyone all they want.
Consensus decision making is a creative and dynamic way of reaching agreement between all members of a group. Instead of simply voting for an item and having the majority of the group getting their way, a group using consensus is committed to finding solutions that everyone actively supports, or at least can live with. This ensures that all opinions, ideas and concerns are taken into account. Through listening closely to each other, the group aims to come up with proposals that work for everyone.
In this guide you'll find lots of information to help you make decisions using consensus, including why you might use it, the basic principles and process, how to apply it to larger groups of people and ideas for dealing with common problems. We also have a short guide to consensus, and our guide Facilitating meetings contains lots of tips for making your consensus meetings run smoothly.
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Very true piece about the futility of traditional polling.
Canonizer.com is not a polling system, it is a consensus building and tracking system. Nothing in that article applies to what is possible with Canonizer. Canonizer is a way to find out if everyone is “on the same page” And that page can constantly change (polls can’t do that), and anyone can start any apposing camp, describing what they want, before they get on board, with lots of dynamic negotiations, falsifiability and so on. Canonizer’ s hierarchical camp structure enables controversial issues (which fracture people apart, when you only have polls) can be pushed out of the way of consensus, to lower level supporting sub camps around what people do agree on (always more important than what people disagree on). You can track when and why people jump camps, and so on. You can’t do any of that with traditional poling systems. Polls can only crudely measure differences of opinion. With canonizer you can find out exactly what everyone wants, concisely and quantitatively. And that, by definition, is consensus.
As we’ve discussed I see Canonizer as just one tool among many. A very promising tool that needs to see more practica luse and more research.
I think the paradigm cases for reaching consenus have long remained discourse, dialogue, deliberation, and decision-making. (The alliteration was unintentional, really.) Decision-making by rough consensus has long been the default — it’s hard to operate as a small band of hunter-gatherers when you aren’t in concensus about important decisions. Unanimous consensus is ideal, but the need for action means objections must sometimes be dismissed.
Consensus was reached face-to-face at first. Technology has provided new potential and new complexity ever since. Ethereum is an online community at the bleeding edge of complexity — but our communication tools are adequate if well deployed; the entire world has gone virtual in a few months time. So our troubles can't just be blamed or cured by tech, though our tech is not yet where it needs t one.
Our essential need is a better, better organized community. That takes more self-organization, along the lines of the Editors, the Magicians, and Core Devs. What are the other natural communities within our community? Who can and how can they catalyze their self-organization?