Test out the new channel structure and onboarding process here:
First of all, we want to thank you for the great feedback we received on our first proposal. You exceeded all expectations.
Together we managed to create the first set of values made by the community.
We are coming today with our second proposal regarding the StakeborgDAO Discord channels and how newcomers can have a leaner start in our DAO.
For context: a few community members formed a working group to develop an onboarding process for new joiners. This new process looks, for the moment, at the areas listed below. In this proposal, we are focusing on point no. 2.
- Completed: Agreeing on the Vision, Mission, and Values of our StakeborgDAO community
- Restructuring the StakeborgDAO Discord channels so that newcomers have a leaner start - we are here
- OnboardingBuddies program - a more personal onboarding option for new members (like a guided tour of our StakeborgDAO)
- Updating the Community Compass into a one-stop-shop for all knowledge about StakeborgDAO
- #LearningPath - gamified educational approach for new and old members to help them find their way from members to contributors
We are proposing a joining process that encompasses:
- 4 steps that guide a new user on the path from Guest to Contributor
- only 1 mandatory verification (for the community rules)
- an opt-in part for topics of interest
Problem/ Opportunity: Along with the development of our server, the number of channels and categories increased and the structure became more difficult to follow. The current joining process could, therefore, feel overwhelming to a newcomer, as it gives access right away to all channels without any previous guidance and makes finding the right information challenging.
Solution: With this idea in mind, we want to restructure the current discord server to ensure a smooth and intuitive onboarding process that will guide newcomers on the path toward becoming contributors. Furthermore, a clear structure will make it easier to find resources and answers to one’s questions.
The proposed structure is already in place. The detailed structure of the new server is complete and a first test version has already been created.
You can find it here: Onboarding Test
You should just read through the proposed structure and let us know how we can improve it if you find it necessary. For a first-hand experience, we recommend you try out the new onboarding process on the test server.
Onboarding process overview - from Guest to Contributor
1st step: Guest role
When a new member enters our server, they will receive the “Guest” role that unlocks only 3 channels:
→ Before Diving into the DAO
#3-community-rules - here the user needs to verify to change role to “DAO Explorer” and get access to more channels.
2nd step: “DAO Explorer” role → user can see most of the channels, as we know them, except for the project/ workgroup ones (Area 51 category).
A “DAO Explorer” can stay at this level and participate in the community’s life. If they decide to get more visibility on the projects that are in the works, they need to go to #2-select-interests.
- 3rd step: “DAO Explorer + (x)” → a user can opt-in for additional roles according to their interests. Based on their selection, users see all previous channels, plus the chosen categories.
In the channel #2-select-interests, the users can pick, from the current options: NFTs, Devs, Media, Social, Education, the topics they want to follow and gain visibility of. Area 51 projects will be split among these 5 categories accordingly.
- 4th step: “Contributor” → DAO Explorer + Selected interests (NFTs, Devs, Media, Social, Education) + project role
To become a contributor, a user needs to discuss with a member of a specific workgroup how he/ she could contribute and ask a mod for writing rights on that respective project channel, as is the case today as well.
For a clearer, more genuine experience of the user journey described above, we ask you to test the Discord Beta version here: Onboarding Test and share your feedback with us in the comments.
By when: we have until 27.04, end of the day, to discuss the new channel structure and onboarding process. At the end of this feedback round, the onboarding team will incorporate the received ideas into a final version and share it with the community. The implementation date of the actual changes will be aligned with the bootstrapping team and moderators, and communicated to the community well in advance.
The key resource we need right now is your time. Therefore, for our proposal to ultimately achieve its goal we need support from all of you to engage in this discussion and test the server
Success metrics and KPIs
Members who enter and test the Beta server: 60 (calculated as nr of distinct people who set their interests in the 3rd step)
Engagement on Agora: 350 views, 100 likes, 25 replies
RaluW#1502 - Project Manager
Matei#9117 - Stakeborg
eugenPtr#1051 - Developer & discord
albertulll#6158 - discord
etf_dao#8199 - Ambassador
robertinolux#1443 - discord
Kalladin#2028 - Ambassador
MTK#0816 - advisor
lgmarian#0556 - Onboarding Buddy
Flepsman(alazar.eth)#1718 - co-Project Manager
GSPing#6834 - Ambassador
PS: For a detailed description of the new channels’ structure, verification steps and onboarding process, here is the link to the master document. There you can find our thought process and how we managed to put in place this entire proposal.