Following some ideas I threw out in the forum post for open discussion in the reward system
I have put together my proposal to give paid contributors less rewards and unpaid contributors more.
The amount that we reduce rewards by for contributors would be known as the
When we generate the final rewards distribution we apply the
contributor factor to those marked as “paid contributors”.
We then calculate the sum of rewards with the reduction from the ‘contributor factor’ and subtract that sum from the total amount of rewards available. the difference is the excess funds that we can then redistribute to unpaid contributors.
We take the sum of rewards recipients that are not marked as “paid contributors” and divide our excess funds against this number. This gives us the bonus funds we can equally shell out to each unpaid contributor.
It’s not a robust solution since even if you contributed alot or a little, each unpaid contributor gets the same bonus, however it does overall shorten the gap between the top recipients and the bottom recipients, it’s a workable “robin hood” style solution. An important consideration here is that we make any modifications at the end to the rewards and not higher up in the system, for if in the end we wanted to add a reputation system on top that we are not garnishing paid contributor’s reputation, only their rewards.
Words are wind though, why not test it out? Check out this spreadsheet to fork and play with (sample from Round 9 Rewards Quant):
*I added a function to lookup for contributor names by discord handle by a separate list and check if they are receiving rewards. If it returns true we apply the factor, if not, we don’t apply the factor, this should make it more practical to implement. You can see an example list in the sheet labelled
All we need is to create a list of regular paid contributors and import it into the spreadsheet everytime we calculate rewards. It would take about 10 minutes of manual work for every quant but I think the Reward Board can handle it.
I would propose we implement this rewards modification for all undistributed quants from the moment of when/if this proposal passes. I propose we set the contributor factor to 65%, meaning paid contributors would receive 65% of their original calculated rewards. Bear in mind we can always change this factor later following due governance process.
- Yes, let’s try it out!
- No, I have comments or concerns.