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Creating a Proposal
Step 1: Discuss
Step 2: Draft
Step 3: Engage
Step 4: Submit

Step 1: Discussion

It’s very important for community members to discuss their ideas and receive thorough feedback before starting the proposal process. Community members are encouraged to use Umee community channels to discuss early stage governance ideas including the "General" channel on Umee's Governance forum. Always use the "General" topic and the β€œDiscussion” stage tag when sharing ideas to help keep the forum organized.
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Some things to take into consideration include:

  • How will this proposal bring value to the Umee community?
  • Are there any significant risks or tradeoffs associated with this idea?
  • Which stakeholders will be impacted the most if this proposal is implemented?
  • Is there clear community demand for this proposal?

Creating a Discussion Thread

Select "New thread."
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On the topic dropdown, select "General."
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Once the thread has been created, select the dropdown and select "Edit stage." Choose "Discussion" to indicate that the proposal has not been created yet and is in the discussion phase.

Step 2: Draft the Proposal

Community members should take any and all feedback and suggestions into consideration when drafting a proposal. It’s important to anticipate which questions other community members may ask when drafting a proposal, and try to include details to address them in advance. Once the proposal has been drafted, it’s time to post it with the "Proposal Discussion" topic on Umee's governance forum.
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When posting a drafted proposal:

  • Include a short title that summarizes the content;
  • Always use the β€œDrafted: Pre-Voting” stage tag to help keep the forum organized;
  • Include an off-chain poll to help gauge sentiment.

Sharing a Drafted Proposal

Select "New thread."
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On the topic dropdown, select "Proposal Discussion."
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After the thread has been created, add an off-chain poll by opening the thread and selecting "Create poll." In most cases, the poll can be titled "Temperature Check" with "Yes" and "No" as options to gauge sentiment.
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After the poll has been added, select the dropdown and choose "Edit stage." Choose "Drafted: Pre-Voting" to indicate that the proposal has been created and has yet to be submitted on-chain.

Step 3: Engage With the Community

Once the drafted proposal has been shared on Commonwealth, the author should:
  • Encourage key community members (well respected contributors, validators, large stakers, etc.) to share their questions, concerns and/or constructive criticism.
  • Spread the word to bring attention to the proposal. Use tools like Twitter, Discord, Telegram, and Reddit to alert the community.
  • Answer relevant questions on Commonwealth and the #governance-discussion channel on the Umee Discord.
If the community’s feedback and off-chain poll demonstrate clear support for the governance proposal, the author should make any necessary changes and prepare to submit the proposal on-chain.

Step 4: Submit the On-Chain Proposal

Once there has been ample discussion and all feedback has been taken into consideration, the governance proposal should be submitted on-chain.
Please note that a 10,000 UMEE deposit is required for all on-chain governance proposals and is fully refundable as long as the according proposal reaches the quorum and is not deemed malicious and therefore vetoed. The full amount does not need to come from the proposer but from any supporters who are willing to give support.
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When submitting an on-chain proposal:

  • Pay close attention to fine details - once a proposal has been submitted on chain it cannot be altered;
  • Include the links to any relevant discussions that have already taken place;
  • Update the tag on the edited draft from β€œDrafted: Pre-Voting” to β€œOn Chain Proposal” to help keep the forum organized.

Creating an On-Chain Proposal

Select the New thread button and choose "New On-Chain Proposal" from the dropdown.
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Select the type of proposal you're submitting from the dropdown.
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Once the On-Chain proposal has been submitted, identify your drafted proposal from the "Proposal Discussion" category and change the stage to "On Chain Proposal."
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Link the proposal thread to the On-Chain proposal to help it gain more attention.
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