This came out of a discussion on the yEarn Talk Discord server (link to discussion here) to improve communication between insiders and the general YFI community.
I don’t like to use the word “insiders,” but there is somewhat of a feeling of insiders who know what is going on and the general YFI community who has to read between the lines and decode updates from various tweets and messages.
We believe there is a lot of low-hanging fruit for communication to be improved and a small change here could really make a world of difference for the community.
There were a few different ideas that were offered up to help improve communication:
Induct 1-2 people (or the existing comms people such as @learn2yearn, DarkGhosty, @thegismar, @fameal) to be an observer in the telegram, basecamp, whatever forum where operations are discussed. For what it’s worth, I believe this was the most popular idea shared.
Community calls (whether weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc.) where individuals can listen in on what is going on and ask questions. For Eth2, Danny Ryan sets up a bi-weekly call with an agenda on a ethereum/pm discord channel. After the call, someone from the community posts notes of what happened and general updates from the team. This would be great to get the status of where we are on certain projects (yETH, boosties, etc.).
An #update channel where individuals from the team can post/share what they are working on daily or every few days. Something quick and simple is the goal, e.g. “working on -x, -y, -z today.”
A weekly medium post or discord announcement by someone who is on the inside can provide updates.
Note, we’re not looking for updates from Andre as he is fairly communicative via twitter/medium on the latest thing that he is thought up. His focus should continue to remain on high-level R&D and the architecture of future yearn products.
We welcome any alternative ideas that were not mentioned here to help improve the communication. Let us know your thoughts!