Aragon Governance Proposal (AGP) Vote #1, the first vote held under the recently ratified Aragon Governance Proposal Process, is scheduled to begin in less than 24 hours from the time of this publishing, with the vote starting on January 24, 2019 at 00:00 UTC.
@AragonProject AGP votes today. Aragon is a DAO platform for #cryptogovernance (currently signalling) & is led by a talented team. I'm excited by this experiment. If you HODL ANT, get out and vote! High-participation communities are key value drivers for governance networks. https://t.co/5hQWb10i0V
The voting instructions were posted pretty late this time around. I had forgotten from last time that my ANT needed to both be in my metamask AND be there before the snapshot. How long prior to the snapshot were the voting instructions posted. I feel like there is still quite a bit of work to do in order to up participation. Ledger support might help. Also, although I wasn't able to go through the process I assume there would have been a large number of transactions to vote for each proposal. It may pay to look at bundling these in the future. I think quorum size is an important metric for a project like Aragon and at the moment the voting process is prohibitive to more casual users like myself.
Thanks for the feedback!
Fwiw MetaMask and MyCrypto both support signing transactions with Ledger, to vote either using the Aragon client or with raw transactions, respectively.
It would be interesting to think about how to bundle votes into one transaction, though it would probably take a re-write of the voting app to do so if it's even possible.
Another way to improve quorum is implementing delegation so people can vote while keeping their coins in deep cold storage, or abstain from voting completely and let someone else vote on their behalf. This is on the roadmap and I'm looking forward to using this feature myself.
I hadn't realised how easy it was to connect a ledger to metamask, in chrome at least. I have been mostly using Opera where it is much less clear how to do it. Anyway, solves much of my original criticism, was able to vote easily enough. thanks.
Thanks! Will look at trying to vote with those options today. Something like the splash page for the maker cdp portal that gives options for how to connect would still be good though.
Cool, I hadn't realised that a series of yes/no checkboxes that was then sent as - from a user perspective - a single transaction was so far out in terms of the realms of possibility. Will leave technical stuff to technical people but still think ux needs to be improved for quorum to improve.
Yeah, nice, had spotted the liquid democracy app. Exciting. Re the above though, if we think of delegates as being a bit like mining/staking pools it will still be healthy to have a large number of independent voters participating.