What began as a slightly inebriated, off-the-cuff chat on Discord about having some competitiveness around names very rapidly rounded first base, went straight past second, and slid into 3rd base with a signal proposal.
Only after sobering up a bit and wiping the tears of laughter from my eyes did I realize that I and the fellows I was chatting with did “a thing” and now it’s a signal proposal gaining a bit of traction! Which is… good?
The truth is, we have been here before:
This initial proposal was arguably greed oriented and was roundly (and rightly) rejected. Hell, I voted against it. We all thought we could put the name game behind us and move on… but then a small, scrappy band hellbent on distraction summoned the ghost of past once again.
But, there seems to be some not-insignificant support for the care and attention some of us (dagger eyes at 99MYTHICALEYESELONMUSKSATOSHINAKAMOTO) put into our Gotchi names. There is however, the risk of re-hashing something quite annoying and diverting time away from more important work going on in Aavegotchi DAO.
So, I thought we should open a discussion on whether this can be done in an extremely simple manner, without much hassle, after a community event, in a way which - with minimal effort - would make people excited to attend community events, and showcase the diversity of the little guys, by forcing everyone to troll through the list until they find the best name, in hopes of awarding someone (not even themselves - look; it’s selfless as well!) a big fat reward for their subtle genius.
As suggested in the signal proposal, I think it should also generate some income/funding for the DAO development, therefore a 1GHST per person fee should be paid for voting, and 10 for entry. (But, this can be negotiated)
And, finally, let me say that, if nothing else, this is probably an example of a bad proposal to begin with - I should have begun a discussion on the DAO forum first, I should have included my Gotchi ID on the top of the proposal, and I should probably let sleeping ghosts lie…
…but perhaps there is actually something here that could be fun and (relatively) easy to implement, and that would reward people for things that don’t cost money, while bringing money into the project.