It really is disappointing to see such disheartening division coming from the actions that a few people took to strengthen the community, I kind of get an understanding of the viewpoint of the perceived secrecy but I want to defend the decision that was made to do things behind closed doors and also the decision some of us have made to discuss things in the lounge where a new member cannot participate. I posted the following on July 23rd 2018 in the Lounge.
Had I posted this to general topics first I think some users would have straight away dismissed the idea with their view of how governance should work with the way things were at the present moment, and I would have been defending my position more than I had in the lounge,this topic had some thoughtful feedback within the lounge and with a CF employee even being involved in the conversation, but ultimately by the time it died out I walked away thinking that I am fighting an uphill battle trying to organize anything under the scrutiny of a CF that supposedly has a grand plan and others are supposedly waiting for it, waiting!!!
In my mind there is no time to wait, we need to organize ourselves and come to a consensus on how we hope that this platform will operate, do we want a centralized body to decide how things are done? Should we wait for it all to materialize for us? Do we deserve a decentralized platform just being handed to us? If we do not put some work into this then no, no we do not deserve it, why would we? Cause we bought some ada while it was in development? I have watched so many video’s and read so much of the material and follow social chats and threads that I believe that the community absolutely is a fundamental piece of the operations of what will drive this to be a success, these feelings of mine are why I participated with the other Guardians.
After my post in the lounge was not acted upon at a level that I could be happy with i was looking at other ways to stir up the community to participate in the development of a stronger community,I started to get the idea that something was holding the CF employees back on little issue’s, when I found the opportunity to make a real difference to support the community without the over watch of the CF I took it, and I put my name to the Guardians letter proudly! It was about 4 weeks of collaboration by some very hard workers that spent time away from their families and friends to do this right.
When the Guardians came together it was hard to know who to trust, and there was only 9 people involved! 9! imagine trying to collaborate with 50 people on the letter that came from the Guardians in an open thread like this, I think it would be very very difficult and all 50 people most likely would not put their name to it.
The letter was the first of its kind from the community to challenge the CF leadership and if anyone of us had not spent the time to understand how things were operating at the CF over an amount of time, then that person would never have understood why the rest of us wanted to look into what the hell was going on.
Do not try and tell me that I did things wrong just cause you might have done it different, please.
I am sorry @misteraxyz that the developments do not have your approval, but please… please give me a good suggestion of how you would have done it.
@Risus76 I truly am sorry that you took offense to some of our comments on the announcement thread, we really did not decide until last moment to reveal ourselves, I hope you can move past it without hard feelings.