a little while back, i decided to do something i never thought i would - apply to become an ambassador. this wasn’t something i ever wanted to pursuit, but decided to attempt it after suggestions and encouragement from community members - i figured, instead of being critical from the outside, experience the application process, then if - BIG IF -accepted, i’d then be in a position to provide more informed critique from an internal influential vantage point.
despite me knowing that i most likely wouldn’t get accepted - i decided to try none the less.
even after being rejected, stating " We currently do not have enough open positions in the moderation team and overstaffed" - despite not believing it, i just shrugged it off none the less - partly because i didn’t get my hopes up and anticipated this very outcome. i also considered the possibility of grudge holders - who have since become insiders - having had an influence on the decision. however, a new post of a community member stating their new position as an ambassador moderator … who would have been from the same batch that i would have been evaluated in - apparently got accepted!?!?!?
the (impersonal template) email read:
Thanks for your Cardano Ambassador nomination. You are almost there!
Thank you very much for taking the time to apply with our Ambassador Program. We’re always happy to see people reach out to us and show interest in our project and the program!
Unfortunately, we have to notify you that you did not qualify to become an Ambassador. But please do not be discouraged or give up just yet! There are still plenty of chances to become an Ambassador! Let us explain the why and how;
Why did this happen?
We currently do not have enough open positions in the moderation team and overstaffed.
It is important to note that Ambassador status is something that must be earned. Please understand that our current Ambassadors have been very active weeks to months prior to earning their status and joining the program!
We believe in decentralization, and that a strong community should be led by those who contribute to it. We hope this helps clarify a few things, and if you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to seeing you reapply! In the meantime, we wish you good luck.
Thank you for your time and understanding.
Community Management Team,
so, glossing over the poor copy writing with grammatical syntactical errors, is it that there are no positions, or that apparently a community member with near daily community engagement over years apparently doesn’t count as earned contribution - or both?
so in the name and spirit of transparent accountability @Cardano - i’d like to request the minutes of the meeting relating to the decision. (redacted if need be)
additionally, curious to learn (it should be evident in the minutes) if the person who had the sociopathic pleasure of ironically emailing me the good news (assuming they also had a say in the decision that resulted in a rejection) had disclosed their history of personal conflict with me.