Anyone who wishes to do so. To activate your praise powers go to the praise channel on Discord and type:
to link your eth address to your Discord account.
To praise, use the /praise command in any TEC discord channel. You can use working group channels to praise contributions specific to that work stream, and the praise channel for any other type of contributions.
When you type the command, you should tag the receivers, press tab and add the reason for why you’re praising. Try to be as descriptive as possible: Why are you grateful for this contribution and what is the impact it brings to the TEC?
Sharing the impact is not requested by the bot, but it will help quantifiers understand the value you see, therefore this contribution has better chances to match your value expectation.
The praise bot has a /forward command to praise on behalf of others. This feature is permissioned to avoid gamification and is used by a few community members who transcribe verbal praise dished in the community call.
Praise powers can be retrieved in case of malicious action - see the Community Covenant 3 for guidelines.
You can see all the praise you have received in the Praise Dashboard
Praise is a great signal to inform quality. The way each one of us judges what has quality is very subjective, so limiting what can be praised wouldn’t be ideal. Instead, we should try to be as descriptive and specific as possible to guide quantifiers towards an understanding of our expression of value. Imagine praise as a magical device that can transform invisible pieces of value into visible and tangible flows.
1. Based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes or opinions
Here are some examples of contributions that have been praised and should continue to be praised, with question prompts to better shape how we communicate them.
- Being kind - how did someone’s kindness impact you or your participation in the TEC?
- Taking the initiative - why was it important for someone to take initiative on that topic?
- Untangling - what type of clarity did their contribution provide?
- Preparing something - what did they prepare?
- Asking relevant questions - in what circumstance?
- Helping to onboard someone - what needs were met? How did you feel with that help?
- Listening - How did this make you feel? Why was it important?
- Commitment - what was the quality of their commitment?
- Providing information and insights - what information they provided? How was it helpful to you?
- Leadership - what value did their leadership provide to you or the TEC? What makes you highlight it at this moment?
- Being supportive/Holding space - how has this helped you or the community?
- Being proactive - what were they proactive with?
- Sharing responsibilities - what responsibilities were shared? How did you feel?
- Giving valuable inputs - what type of value was added?
- High vibes - how has the high vibe of someone impacted you?
- Being present/ available - how does that make you feel? What were they available for?
- For doing something no one saw but you - be as descriptive as possible, it’s a gift to the other to have publicly visible the value only you saw.
1. (of a person or their judgment) not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.
Objective contributions in general should be captured by SourceCred.
Objective actions that we should praise:
Basic engagements with the TEC on twitter or other social media.
It is unclear yet how we will integrate twitter and social media data into the reward system. These contributions can be praised so we acknowledge their value!
In coming versions of the Reward System we might expect to see a meeting attendance bot that will capture member meeting attendance and give it a score, until then we can praise members for coming to meetings.
Contributing to discussions in the forum
the quality of or value added by someone’s contribution can still be praised, but the fact someone liked or wrote a post or comment will be rewarded through SourceCred
Being active on Github
Actions such as commits, Pull Requests and comments are captured by SourceCred, however the work or value created inside of these actions are not captured so they should be praised!
For every quantification round, we have a review session with quantifiers and a data analysis run by @zhiwei @0xNuggan. This helps us develop our tools and also improve the praise etiquette in general. Based on the quantifier disagreement analysis, we can suggest best practices to praise.
When dishing praise we should think of the quantifiers on the other end who will process it. Here’s some examples of hard to quantify praise
“How were they involved? What did they do?”
“Woah, there’s at least 5 actions being praised at once, how can I give all this a single score?”
“What new article? What was it about?”
“Hosting, explaining, accepting what? Are they different things or the same? And what about the ‘entire TEC Community’?”
Example praise: “for his work in Giveth and for supporting ETHColombia"
How has his work in Giveth or his support to EThColombia helped the TEC?
- Example of a praise that is valid in this context: “for their work in Giveth, which energizes our whole community with giving vibes”
Example praise: “for being man enough to know how to change a tire”.
How is this related to token engineering or to the TEC community?
If there are actions that make you feel appreciated and offer a sense of belonging in the community but are not directly related to work happening in the community, please signal it in the praise.