... then people come by later to complain that the EIP is terrible and they are told "sorry, already in production, cannot change".
Has this happened with Core EIPs?
Hi Alex @alet89,
It’s great to have people proposing EIPs indicating the strength of the ethereum community. One of the steps of getting an EIP into production is building consensus around the idea. I want to introduce you to Canonizer.com, which is specifically designed for building and tracking consensus for things exactly like this.
Traditionally, people have used petitions to measure consensus. But petitions are static snapshots in time that can’t change once people begin signing. Canonizer provides a dynamic platform that allows for change and evolution of consensus as the discussion continues.
Canonizer is basically a wiki with camps that people can join. Once you join, you have editorial control and can object to changes that anyone proposes. All proposed changes go into a review for one week. If no supporters object, the changes go live on the site.
With this structure, people can argue for or against an EIP by joining the camp they support or creating a competing camp to make a counterargument. This enables you to track who is objecting and why, so you can know what is required to get them on board.
Currently, Canonizer.com is offering free consensus-building services to the Ethereum community. So if you have any interest in using Canonizer and our team of experts to help with your effort to build and track consensus around you EIP, let us know, and we can help in building the required definitive consensus for rapid acceptance.