This is not a formal proposal, but I think as a governing community we should consider if it’s time to introduce the following:
Allow for voters to formally abstain in the gov UI on individual votes (i.e., effectively delegate to everyone else casting a gainful vote in the DAO on a given decision), but still claim rewards. This prevents voters from casting a ballot for an outcome simply to collect rewards, but who may not really be informed about the possible consequences of a decision. I realize the purpose of “paying” voters is to incentivize participation, but unfortunately, the current system doesn’t incentivize quality or informed participation.
Allow users to enable vote delegation to a trusted community member of their choice (who do more fully analyze operational issues) to vote on behalf of others users’ shares. This delegation could be revoked by a delegator at any time. The delegator could still earn rewards, and perhaps optionally, a portion of those rewards could be provided to the delegate as well.
IMO, the vote to lock the Curve rewards potentially revealed a course of action which the DAO undertook, but may not have properly analyzed. The decisions from here may only become harder and more complex. Even though many YFI holders are adept at analyzing these issues, many more or are not. Even if they are, they may not be also capable of evaluating all of the information needed regarding additional Yearn operational trade-offs.