We definitely did too little marketing ahead of the snapshot, and still do too little. Personally I tried a little to get some threads up, but the lack of incentive and the lack of community reserve left me with the feeling that it was pointless. However, with this bounty suggestion section
we the community can help get things rolling. I3 are definitely busy with their first product now, so we need to propose our own incentives to bootstrap the community (ourselves).
The key here is to be CREATIVE, there are limitless possibilities. We know this because people constantly take advantage of innovation in this space. BlackCoin did POS with mining multipool, Auroracoin did sensational airdrop, dogecoin donated to Jamaican bob-sledge team, etc. Currently bitcointalk coin
is airdropping to bitcointalk users. There are brilliant ideas around every corner where you invest a small sum and gain a fortune in publicity. We just need to find them.
The first list on the agenda is therefore the question of how to incentivize the sentinels that will find, rigorously write out, and come to an argue-tested, true conclusion about these ideas. As it stands, people like Decentralized Application
will invariably leave this space. First, he does not have an incentive to even rigorously write out his ideas (for every actor acting irrationally, there are tons of rational people in the dark not acting; in this case, rigorously writing out a marketing proposal), second he gets no feedback because no one else has any incentive to even read much less reply rigorously to his ideas (same principle), and third, the implementation of his ideas are dependent on the attention bottle-neck of Invictus. One cannot simply know if an idea is good or bad right away, it takes some work to figure out.
With the bounty suggestion section, I hope the failed nature of this system can gradually improve by bootstrapping itself into existence one problem at a time, and thus attract rather than crush people like DA. If people exist within a functional system they will accept that the end of their ideas is an actual refutation, and not an attack on some ideological essence; this will let them naturally direct their intelligence to next great say promotional idea instead of staying in the past or simply leaving the space.
I invite you all to see the meta-problems that we all too effortlessly see through when we catch eye of a particular problem. The incentive structure governing people and crowds in communities like this is a science we better get used to fast, as anyone with the better insight will effortlessly outrun us, and conversely, even a tiny positive insight will be an enormous help to the growth of the ecosystem (which we should recognize as a goal in its own right). With the DAC Toolkit it will also be possible to incentivize in new ways, and we should be ahead of ourselves to maximize impact.