It’s clear to me that a lot of us are burnt out by the back and forth on Discourse and Discord. They are not designed for constructive critique nor the expression of nuance. Posting on them is public and inherently political (i.e. showing your cards). Ultimately, our deliberations and progress are a function of our tooling.
In this spirit, I would like to propose that we switch from Discourse to Polis for CIP deliberation. From its website, “Polis is a real-time system for gathering, analyzing and understanding what large groups of people think in their own words, enabled by advanced statistics and machine learning.”
Can’t ever remember who says what so I hate not giving proper credit but I know Pol.is has been mentioned before. I think it sounds cool and would tend to agree that Discourse and Discord are hard to use to communicate effectively. Old school conversations seem to be a bit more effective, and face to face conversations are obviously the most effective, but neither are generally available or feasible for an audience as large as the DAO. Polis has the below written on their page - maybe you can reach out to them and find out more on how it would work functionally and then lead the effort?
If you are an organization interested in implementing Polis, and need help with integration and analysis, please contact us.
I logged in to polis and there seems to be no explanations of how to use it. When I clicked the link you sent, I answered one yes/no/pass question and then it immediately asked me to connect my Twitter. I try not to use Twitter, so I was at an impasse. I don’t love that you can only use it if you connect it to Twitter, or that the only way to log in without a new password is via FaceBook. Having said that, Taiwan is super forward thinking, so if they use it that means a lot to me.
Yeah the main issues remains level of participation. We still don’t have 7 people to show the insights, so unclear how often we will hit that level of engagement in the short term which will also disincentivize people from using it.
Hmm, what you say is pretty concerning, its kind of shocking that it hasn’t come up before. The developers seem pretty open source/ and looking to improve, maybe we could help them? I’m sure they’d want to know. I’ll send an email to their team to let them know.
Also seems like we would have some admin capabilities, not sure it would address this issue: