PRTN Proposal #6a
Idea/Project Title: PRTN Tipping
Submission Date: 25/01/22
Your Name: Fancy
Discord Handle: Fancy | PRTN#4355
Summary: Proposal to introduce Tipping as an earn to access and gratitude mechanic
In Season 2, Protein is prioritising bringing people into the community through earning mechanics, creating social and financial skin in the game in parallel with token purchasing.
We’re exploring tipping as a way to do this, to give value for subjective !vibes and value creation and create a tipping culture to show gratitude and appreciation for participation.
The purpose ultimately is increasing membership engagement inline with token ownership and good growth. First we’ll focus on participation, and then refine these metrics inline with our good growth values
What changes exactly will happen if this idea is implemented? What technical and social changes need to happen? Do you need technical or social support to make this happen? If so, please add details.
We would use collab.land to do this. Which is a gasless tipping bot which allows people !tip eacother with an easy command.
Any member would be able to !tip eachother.
Under the tipping mechanic, these metrics would be more subjective but still translate to creating value within the Community under the banner of participation and then good growth.
We would need no developer needed, it can be deployed via collab.land internally.
How much funding do you need? This could be your time, or a rough estimate of costs to make it happen. (If you don’t need any, leave it blank) Est. this is in your chosen currency of $, £, ETH or $PRTN.
We need no funding to implement collab.land. But we do propose distributing 50,000 $PRTN between core team within Protein, under the conditions they distribute these to other members within the community. Allowing them in term to redistribute and so on.
How would your idea benefit both individual members and the Community as a whole?
Bringing in new models for compensating participation would benefit the community by increasing engagement.
Benefits of tipping
- Creates a vibe of gratitude
- Creates relationship bonds
- Ongoing, not defined by season
- Easy to understand
- Withdrawing tips costs a gas fee, meaning it encourages holding and sharing rather than cashing out
Do you have any concerns about implementing this idea? Would anything be difficult? Or potentially not work? Is there anything important to not be forgotten?
The major concerns are around gamification and creating negative participation models of adversarial tech, especially around the open channels where potential members ask ‘wen airdrop’.
Concerns for Tipping
- Too easily centralised amongst members
- Members might not be generous
- Subjective value creation & nepotism
- Withdrawing tips costs a gas fee, meaning you would build them up over time.
How does your idea fit into our good growth values? Which points does it tick, which points does it not? How does your idea encourage good growth?
Rewarding for participation can fit into good growth values as long as it creates net positive interactions and doesn’t become transactional. Under the good growth values, and in line with the PRTN community vibes a strong tipping culture of gratitude for the community feels like a good fit.
ROUGH WIP Timeline;
20/01/21 - Share with the Community on Discourse
20-26th - Discuss
26th - Community Vote