The current governance process documentation is rather difficult to navigate for any average DAO member. And I want to simplify that using Syncvote (this is a product I am building) - the platform specifically designed to streamline workflows, facilitate decision-making, and ensure that every member's input is considered.
I want community members to feel like they are navigating a clear and straightforward path, rather than getting lost in a sea of links.
As a new member learning about Synapse governance process and wanting to make new proposal to the DAO, I find these are the problems that create a barrier for new member to join and participating in the DAO:
Synapse Dao document is rather simple. No clear step-by-step guideline on what needs to be done by whom in each stage of the governance process, causing extra time and effort for clarification & coordination between proposer & admins.
The most important and high-frequency-used documents and links (eg: the most updated governance process, proposal templates, Snapshot spaces, .) are not pinned somewhere obvious on Forum & Discord, taking new DAO members a lot of time, patience and effort to navigate and onboard themselves.
I’ve already made a new presentation of Synapse and in the next step section below, I outline the actions needed for Synapse to adopt Syncvote.
I aim to transition from this text:
To more intuitive workflows, like the link below.
My co-founder help me has created a video to illustrate how the new presentation is better for Synapse to communicate the governance process and make it easier for admins to manage any future update of the process help you easily comprehend the reasons behind this proposal and what lies ahead: Synapse <> Syncvote
I propose to use our redesigned workflow as the official governance process document.
Next steps will be (for more details, I will put in the comments below):
Replace governance process docs by Syncvote’s redesign workflow (Synapse <> Syncvote).) To be specific, the governance process will be put with a hyperlink to the workflow. When community members click to this thread, it will lead them to Syncvote interface.
Put the text and link in Governance Guide in Governance channel in Discord
Create a box with “Synapse governance process framework” in: Proposal channel in forum. Reason: Normally people will come right to the Governance Category when they think of Governance, so having some instructions there will bring good experiences for community members.
The goal of this proposal is to improve the governance experience of the Synapse’s community members. I fully respected the current governance process and did not make any change to it.
For me personally, I’ve been joining hundred of DAOs since I start develop Syncvote and I find Synapse team is an active and welcoming team, that’s why I would like to do my contribution to improve Synapse community.
I would also be happy to update the workflow if there's anything mismatched or missing; or transfer the editor right for you anytime.