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SPS Governance Alpha
DISCLAIMER #1: This is an experiment. It can change without warning, be delayed, or be canceled completely. In the interest of moving forward, we’re charging forward in the belief that this experiment has real potential to benefit the Splinterlands platform and the entire community.
DISCLAIMER #2: This is a draft. This is not the final state nor meant to be a replacement for the larger initiative of SPS Governance.
DISCLAIMER #3: This is not perfect. This implementation is a best-effort based on limited resources and many compromises are being made to make it possible.
DISCLAIMER #4: Not all submitted ideas will be implemented due to cost. We have limited resources so not every idea can be done based on time and budget.
DISCLAIMER #5: Not all submitted ideas will be implemented due to the long-term direction of the Splinterlands platform. We at Splinterlands reserve the right to select ideas based on their alignment with the long-term strategic vision for the platform and usefulness for the whole community.
We’re happy to announce a new initiative for Splinterlands called SPS Governance Alpha. The initiative goal is:
  1. 1.
    Start experimenting with using staked SPS to guide the development of Splinterlands
  2. 2.
    Gather important quality of life and fixes from the Community
  3. 3.
    Use staked SPS to vote on which of the ideas actually get worked on and their relative importance to the community
The below is the process and the subsequent requirements for the SPS Governance Page.

Feedback Process

The feedback cycle would be cyclical and be referred to as a Round which would then be identified by number starting at 1 and incrementing for each subsequent Round. Each Round would follow the following steps:
  1. 1.
    Ask players to go and add or upvote existing feedback at https://splinterlands.nolt.io/
    1. 1.
      Limitations
      1. 1.
        Nolt is an external tool and not owned or implemented by Splinterlands.
      2. 2.
        There is no requirement to stake SPS before submitting an idea.
      3. 3.
        There is no integration between Nolt and Splinterlands directly.
      4. 4.
        The upvotes are done on popularity, not staked SPS due to lack of integration.
      5. 5.
        Suggestions made can be done by anyone on the internet due to us not wanting to have to de-anonymous our users on the platform through a requirement for authentication.
  2. 2.
    Allow enough time for feedback to accumulate
    1. 1.
      Note: We’re interested in getting enough feedback so we’re unsure how long this period needs to be.
  3. 3.
    Review and take a few of the best ideas
    1. 1.
      Review Criteria
      1. 1.
        Number of votes
      2. 2.
        Alignment with the long-term strategic direction
      3. 3.
        Alignment with adding value to the Community
      4. 4.
        Scoped to what we feel is feasible based on our tech limitations and budget
  4. 4.
    Refine those ideas into possible solutions
    1. 1.
      Most likely just short descriptions of our intent design
    2. 2.
      Maybe some art and visuals to accompany
  5. 5.
    Present the selected ideas back to the community
    1. 1.
      Ideally, this would be a live stream with @Hardpoint and @NateAguila where we’d walk through the selected ideas and our proposed solutions. Also, we’d take questions and try our best to answer them.
  6. 6.
    Add all the solutions to an SPS Governance Alpha page on the Splinterlands site
  7. 7.
    Announce the Start and End Date of the Round to the Community
  8. 8.
    All players could visit the Round Detail Page to allocate their staked SPS during the duration of the Start and End Date of the Round
  9. 9.
    After the End Date of the Round, the Splinterlands team would get to work on the top ideas based on the items that had the most staked SPS allocated.
    1. 1.
      Note: The team reserves the right to abandon the implementation of an idea. This can be due to any number of reasons like but not limited to the scope of work required, technical conflicts with other ongoing projects, changes in direction or scope, etc.
  10. 10.
    A new Round would begin and the process would start over when any of the following occurs:
    1. 1.
      All ideas have been either abandoned or completed
    2. 2.
      To much time has passed since the last round
    3. 3.
      Splinterlands team decides that a new round is needed

SPS Governance Page Requirements

This would be integrated into the Splinterlands official website and accessible to users.
  1. 1.
    Landing page
    1. 1.
      The page would show a list of Rounds.
      1. 1.
        Each Round would show the total number of ideas, total SPS allocated by the community, total SPS allocated by the current player, start date, and end date.
      2. 2.
        A Round could be then selected to go to a Round detail page.
  2. 2.
    Round Detail Page
    1. 1.
      Show details about the Round
      1. 1.
        Start Date
      2. 2.
        End Date
      3. 3.
        Total SPS allocated to ideas
      4. 4.
        Status of the voting whether open or closed
    2. 2.
      Show summary of the current player’s staked SPS
      1. 1.
        The total amount of staked SPS
      2. 2.
        The total amount of staked SPS they can allocate
      3. 3.
        The total amount of staked SPS already allocated to the ideas
    3. 3.
      Show a list of the proposed ideas for the Round
      1. 1.
        Sortable (ascending and descending) by
        1. 1.
          Total number of SPS allocated by the community
        2. 2.
          Total number of SPS allocated by the player
      2. 2.
        Each idea would show
        1. 1.
          Status of the idea
          1. 1.
            In Voting - available for voting
          2. 2.
            Queued - the idea was selected based on its votes
          3. 3.
            Working - the idea is currently being worked on by the team
          4. 4.
            Completed - the idea has been implemented and deployed by the team
          5. 5.
            Abandoned - the idea was abandoned by the team
          6. 6.
            Insufficient Votes - the idea was not selected by the team due to insufficient votes
        2. 2.
          Summary of the proposed idea
        3. 3.
          Summary of the proposed solution
        4. 4.
          The total SPS allocated to the idea by the community
        5. 5.
          The total SPS allocated by the player who is logged in
      3. 3.
        Several buttons to interact with the idea
        1. 1.
          Modify Allocation - allow the player to adjust staked SPS allocated
          1. 1.
            Only enabled while the current date is between the start and end of the Round.
          2. 2.
            The player’s total allowed allocation to all ideas in the Round should equal their total current staked SPS balance.
          3. 3.
            If a player initiates the process to un-stake SPS before the voting ends, their total SPS votes would automatically decrease proportionally to the amount un-staked.
        2. 2.
          Clear Allocation - allow the player to quickly remove all SPS allocated
          1. 1.
            Only enabled while the current date is between the start and end of the Round.
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