Delegates are inspired entrepreneurs that have the 'can-do' spirit to make things happen. ^ This is the best thing I've read all day.I support marketing or just plain old developer hangouts, for sure.
We are magical beings that can turn nothing into something.
A guy seeking a job in marketing willing to accept that kind of rate of pay is more than likely going to be really ineffective.
I see the delegates work tend to be complimentary and not overlapping. Some are not even really considered marketing, but their activities accomplish it. They are largely operating on the hope, belief, and prayer that BTS market cap goes up and their delegate stake increases in value. That is enough to motivate anybody to want to see BTS better perform. The motivational dynamic in my estimation is perfect.
There is enough of us to keep an eye on things.. look what happened just last week. One wasn't cutting it and they got the boot. If there are others it will show, and the remaining cream will rise to the top.
My 2.9 cents anyways.
In fact we still have yet to schedule ours Fuzz... it was a crazy month, but we're happy to get something on the calendar.
Personally I'm really impressed with the way the marketing crew is self organizing. I see natural roles developing, and I think we're all mature enough to call bullshit when we see it. There's a lot happening at nullstreet, and things are heating up in a really good way.
Speaking from personal experience the whole process of running for a delegate spot has been a massive undertaking
, and absolutely no personal gain of any kind to show for it yet.
Quite the opposite.
Our team has about 360 hours and $1200+ dollars invested, on top
of delegate registration fees of around 120,000 bts, just now about 75% recovered from our first delegate's accumulated pay. Not to mention we haven't been able to really seek professional legal council (yet another reason to support Fuzz) and we haven't taken care of a good many business expenses associated with doing this right.
How many other '100% paid' delegates are in a similar position thus far?
I am all for transparency, i love it, but If I had one BitSilver for every frustrated rant calling for delegate accountability of system in which even 100% paid delegates are still working for free... with lion hearted effing magic abilities
of literally turning 'nothing into something'.... i would put them all in a fund to counteract the cynical by reminding them to be grateful for all the gifts they have received in life, just to be here, having this conversation.Let's turn this around.
There is critical thinking, which is awesome... and there is toxic, neurotic, infectious scarcity complex... which is self defeating.
Did you ever have a swear jar at home? Where you had to put a quarter in the jar if you dropped the f-bomb?
We should institute the 'gripe jar'... i have no idea how that would work, but damn i'd love to see it.
How about this. Every time someone gripes about how awful things are, delegate or not, will ask them what they have been doing
to help this project succeed? How many people did they turn on to BitShares in the past month? How much liquidity did they provide? How many creative ideas have they shared? How many solutions have they offered? How many times did they say 'good job', or, I really appreciate all you have done to advance the cause. If they can't say anything useful, then they can tip the gripe jar 1 BitSilver to be used for something constructive.
“Cecil Graham: What is a cynic?
Lord Darlington: A man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Cecil Graham: And a sentimentalist, my dear Darlington, is a man who sees an absurd value in everything and doesn’t know the market price of any single thing.”
Can we land somewhere in the middle? Can we recognize the great strides
which have been made instead of sulking in the shadows of 'what might have been?', and chasing the phantoms of 'what are we losing?'
Oh, one more thing... you can leave your 'dick metaphors' at the door.
We don't need to read that crap... get creative at least for satoshi's sake.
I had to get that out of my system before it turned into resentment. Some comments in this thread were just the straw that broke the narwhal's back, and that's hard to do! Little mopey gripey sulk all over this forum.
Praise to those who contribute by other means!