Hello all. I have attempted to do my due diligence, but am not finding in-depth information regarding the Democracy Earth voting process. It appears that the result of this voting process is instrumental in the overall outcome of the mining results, so my partner and I would like to make sure we have done everything we can on our end.
It does not appear that voters are participating in the comment sections of the products. As @vishnu has pointed out, there doesn’t appear to be any transparency in the way that votes are made. I am actually seeing “no” votes for the first time, yet there doesn’t appear to be any statement backing up that decision. This also applies for the “yes” votes. The third state is having no votes on a product. This translates to the product having no “Democracy Earth Likeability/Traction”, which in many cases, may be an unfair metric.
The votes just seem to be very arbitrary. Again, I could be misled, but that’s all one can infer with the information we’ve been provided. The docs at https://docs.blockstack.org/develop/vote-blockstack.html state that
Choosing how to allocate votes for a monthly payout of 100k is not a trivial task. …Voters are encouraged to inquire and provide feedback as much as possible.
Perhaps, voters could be required to post a statement along with their allotment of votes. This would be a step towards making those decisions much more clearer. As a developer for the Blockstack ecosystem, I see Stacks holders as important individuals, yet there seems to be little to no communication between the two parties. Is it possible for Blockstack to facilitate more communication, possibly even outside of Democracy Earth? I believe this is what @vishnu may be hinting at?