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Offline Rune

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The community needs a professional community management team.
« on: October 24, 2014, 08:08:46 PM »

To prepare for the influx of new users that will come after the merger and the marketing push, I think it is vital that we begin to organize our community much more efficiently. The key to this will be a more streamlined forum, and a professional team managing both the forum and the mumble server, who can oversee and pay out bounties to developers that work implement it all into a greater frictionless framework that will enable any new user to quickly join the community and instantly connect with existing members and get any help they require, in live chat, forum posts or mumble voice calls.

Similarly, it is also vital we move to create a forum structure that will allow for efficient delegate applications, and allow all developers from the broader altcoin community who wish to integrate with us a very transparent and streamlined platform to put forth their application to the stakeholders.

Currently, as I understand it, bitsapphire and toast are the forum are the administrators of this forum. However, given that they are both developers I think it is a bad allocation of specialized labor to have them wasting their time on moderation and other forum stuff that non-developers can do. I propose we choose to hire as delegates at least 2 members of the community to work as full time community managers, one English and one Chinese. They can set up delegates that can raise funds for the forum and will allow them to work full time organizing and integrating the community, and welcoming any newcomers. They can also function as efficient conduits of information between forum/mumble users and developers, in both the english and chinese community.

Obviously it is us stakeholders who are the ones that decide who should be hired as community managers, so we need to dicuss and reach a consensus on who we are going to elect once paid delegates are implemented, so they can prepare for the work and prepare to learn to set up delegates.

Personally I'd like to nominate Fuzzy as the english community manager, and tbk as the chinese community manager.

My reasoning behind choosing them is simply that they are the ones from the english and chinese community, respectively, that I trust the most. I recognize there are also other contributors who would be very much worthy of these positions, but even if they are not chosen it is important to remember that fuzzy, for instance, would be able to raise funds for bounties to pay to everyone he believes are helping. What is most important is that we can trust the community manager to manage their funds responsibly, as we can then trust them with a relatively large amount of money to leverage across the community and fund things such as professional, around-the-clock translations done by those in the community who have already proven themselves by doing it for free before.

I imagine we could aim to pay them something like 10-15k USD per month here in the beginning, but we should also have a discussion about what is fair in this regard, and how much of the funds they can take for themselves, and how much should be spent on paying out bounties.

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Re: The community needs a professional community management team.
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2014, 08:14:17 PM »
What is a professional Community Management Team?  And who are you?

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Re: The community needs a professional community management team.
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2014, 11:52:21 PM »
What is a professional Community Management Team?  And who are you?

Rune is a respected member.  I do not know if Fuz wants to be a community manager but he is mumble server and Beyond Bitcoin X.

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Re: The community needs a professional community management team.
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2014, 12:11:39 AM »
What is a professional Community Management Team?  And who are you?

Rune is a respected member.  I do not know if Fuz wants to be a community manager but he is mumble server and Beyond Bitcoin X.

I have already talked with fuz and tbk about this on mumble, however there needs to be a community-wide discussion about it, since it will be stakeholders that choose whether or not they will get hired as delegates.

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Re: The community needs a professional community management team.
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2014, 12:14:44 AM »
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Re: The community needs a professional community management team.
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2014, 12:17:16 AM »
What is a professional Community Management Team?  And who are you?

Rune is a respected member.  I do not know if Fuz wants to be a community manager but he is mumble server and Beyond Bitcoin X.

I have already talked with fuz and tbk about this on mumble, however there needs to be a community-wide discussion about it, since it will be stakeholders that choose whether or not they will get hired as delegates.

I agree community wide discussion.

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Re: The community needs a professional community management team.
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2014, 12:33:02 AM »
I vote for tonyk.

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Re: The community needs a professional community management team.
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2014, 12:53:23 AM »
I vote for tonyk.

tonyk will probably ban people.  I vote for xeroc.
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Re: The community needs a professional community management team.
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2014, 01:03:15 AM »
I vote for tonyk.

tonyk will probably ban people.  I vote for xeroc.

Xeroc unfortunately isn't available to work fulltime for us, as he is currently doing his phd. However he can and will surely be compensated by whoever gets elected as community manager through bounties for the work he does and has done.

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Re: The community needs a professional community management team.
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2014, 04:51:53 AM »
Really cool suggestion for the better future of BTS.
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Re: The community needs a professional community management team.
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2014, 05:05:33 AM »
Its good to have a community manager but I dont think this should be a paid position.  Generally this kind of communtiy message board management is something that tends to just happen, for free.

I'd rather that the paid delegates that we are paying for with dilution just be developers, and funds going to marketing campaign, at this time.
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Re: The community needs a professional community management team.
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2014, 05:06:09 AM »
He has like 6000 posts, thats enough for a community management team.  We dont organize it where we limit liberty or free speech.  Bytemaster has already said that they are doing that on the business end.

Liberty must be kept.

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Re: The community needs a professional community management team.
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2014, 05:22:51 AM »
:o  I hate to say this.....But  10K USD can hire 2 professional developers......

If 10K USD were to be spent , it would only be in a profitable position for the business or development, for example , in the marketing department.

After all , a senior FBI field agent is collecting like what , 80K a year ?

The AGS fund has only about 1 million USD worth left , I don't this can last long if added 2* 120K a year....

Unless you're talking about delegate position , but in the short term the pay is worth like 100 USD a month ...

So I wonder which aspect can come up with that kind of money except from the marketing team.

But they don't get regular monthly payments now,as what I've learned from last night 's mumble section.

10k can hire 10 - 20 professionals in India for 1 month.  I have a Masters level attained graduate 5 years out working with my from India he is good but hes not a Silicon Valley professional, but still.

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Re: The community needs a professional community management team.
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2014, 05:23:34 AM »
After the mumble meeting yesterday, Mr. Bo Shen raised a voting for a 3 member team of the spokesman for the chinese community,and the result will come out tonight.

BTW, I think it is great help to get one global team to avoid all kinds of communication issues.

 
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Re: The community needs a professional community management team.
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2014, 05:53:14 AM »
You are right.
BM  is a good programmer. That doesn't mean he is a great leader.
Stan is BM's father.  I dodn't think this realtion will help solve the problem
So stan will always support BM no matter what kind of decision he made.

 

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