Hey folks, your friendly mitch here. I wanted to offer an opportunity to collaborate on a proposal originated from yours truly over in the Token Engineering Commons, where I currently steward the Rewards Working Group.
This proposal is to develop an open-source module fitting on top of Praise to allow twitter users to dish praise to one another and add it into a given community’s praise database. You can read the original proposal in the TEC forum here.
Myself and @Maxwe11, also a venerable contributor in the TEC Reward System, have collaborated on bringing this proposal forward.
Currently praise can only be dished and received with a given Discord server, in this case the Giveth discord. This makes it more difficult to be inclusive and liberal with praise and also limits the exposure of the praise itself to be seen. Public Goods are great and they are happening everywhere, we can only capture a small fraction of the great work being done by limiting ourselves to a single platform.
Also, since the majority of Discord interactions we have are amongst contributors this creates a tendency for the vast majority of praise to be dished between other contributors. Not an inherent problem, but wouldn’t it be nice to capture a bigger slice of the community?
We are excited to propose a new project that will enhance the existing Praise system in Giveth by building an open-source integration for Praise that allows it to be dished through Twitter.
For better or worse, the majority of the crypto community interacts through Twitter. Having observed the onboarding and reward distribution hurdles with having our praise powers limited to only our humble Discord server we would like to build a way to make praise more inclusive and outward facing.
This project aims to build a Twitter bot that Givethers can use to give praise to anyone on Twitter for a vast range of things Giveth values, including:
- Creating impact, locally and globally
- Supporting public goods
- Supporting Giveth
- Building ReFi
The bot will handle parsing information from praise tweets and add it to the Giveth’s existing praise database. From there it could, if you so choose, slide into your regular quantification process and turn into GIV rewards.
The TEC Rewards WG, myself and @Maxwe11, are looking for developer support from Giveth to produce an open-source Praise module for the benefit of Giveth and the TEC community, not to mention a tool that all communities following ours can fork and benefit from.
As alluded to above, the primary idea is to register, acknowledge and reward a more inclusive demographic of people doing things that Giveth loves! This is an opportunity to have an excellent outreach tool that could be used by your community and communications teams.
Allowing Praise to be dished on Twitter has the potential to drive more eyes onto Giveth and the work it does and also help onboard twitter users onto the Giveth platform and community.
Lastly as mentioned, this can also help distribute GIV rewards in a more interesting manner, allowing more exposure of praise outside of Giveth contributors, the more hands we get GIV into, the more opportunity there is for people to discover all that goodness in the GIVeconomy.
The TEC Rewards WG is requesting 90 hours of monthly developer resources from Giveth for ~3 months, the time we believe it will take to develop and launch an MVP Twitter Praise Bot.
Giveth has an army of all-star devs, a few of which have already worked on Praise and are familiar with how it works under the hood. I’ve also personally been working with these same devs for the last ~2.5 years and believe that they are the right people for the job!
For transparency’s sake - we were initially asking for 20k xDAI from the TE Commons to build a first prototype explicitly for the TEC. We would like to expand it and make the offering to Giveth as well in exchange for dev work. The intention is to lower the burden for a single DAO to bear the entire cost and broaden the instant benefit to more communities who are actively using Praise.
The Twitter Praise Bot project aims to integrate the Praise system with Twitter by building a bot that captures praise dished on twitter and incorporates them into your reward system. The primary benefits for Giveth include expanding the Praise system’s reach and visibility beyond Discord, rewarding a broader range of public goods builder and impact creators, as well as creating a valuable open-source integration that can be forked and used by any community that embraces Praise.