In the three weeks since the last DAO Committee report, two points of interest (POI) have been added to the Decentraland map, five grant proposals were approved, and 10 community polls have passed.

Amid ongoing community debate over the price of names and associated voting power, the DAO has officially voted to reform its proposal process for issues that do yet have an established voting category. This process will now include three distinct stages, with increasing proposal submission and passage thresholds. The UX for this process has been designed and is currently under development.

The DAO will hold its monthly town hall on Thursday January 13 at 4:30pm EST (9:30 PM UTC). This event will be held in the Decentraland Discord server’s town hall channel.

Points of Interest

Two points of interest have been added to Decentraland’s map since the last report.

88,77: AETHERIAN Project

  • Yes 99% 785,596 VP (67 votes)
  • No 1% 12,807 VP (4 votes)
  • Yes 99% 572,079 VP (202 votes)
  • No 1% 4,785 VP (3 votes)

Name bans

No names have been banned since the previous report.

Catalyst Nodes

One Catalyst node has been added since the last report.

Add catalyst node with domain peer.decentral.io to the catalyst network

  • Yes 100% 2,051,774 VP (12 votes)
  • No 0% 0 VP (1 vote)

Grant requests

Since December 16, four grants have been approved by the Decenetraland DAO. Tier 1 & 2 grants will be distributed and Tier 3-6 grant vesting contract(s) will be established within 7-10 days.

Expanding and improving WonderZone (resubmission) (Tier 6)

  • Yes 99% 13,317,254 VP (233 votes)
  • No 1% 7,103 VP (4 votes)

DAO Governance Squad (Tier 5)

  • Yes 99% 11,021,206 VP (120 votes)
  • No 1% 54,325 VP (6 votes)

Update existing VR and AR experience creator/builder to support Decentraland (Tier 6)

  • Yes 99% 9,097,632 VP (33 votes)
  • No 1% 4,500 VP (1 vote)

Keep Polygon transactions for free (Tier 4)

  • Yes 99% 11,002,168 VP (43 votes)
  • No 1% 134,606 VP (6 votes)

Polls

Hide POIs with a default scene name from the DCL Map

  • Hide POIs with a default scene name 100% 374,680 VP (18 votes)
  • Do nothing 0% 0 VP (0 votes)

Members of the DAO have voted to add a feature to hide POIs with a default scene name, which appears on the Decentraland map as “Empty Parcel.” This request has been communicated to the Foundation Client Team. An alternative pathway for resolving this issue would be for a community member to submit a proposal creating a process for the removal of POIs from the map.

DAO Governance Proposal Stages

  • For (1): Establish a three-tiered binding Governance Proposal process 98% 3,565,413 VP (32 votes)
  • For (2): Modify current use of Community Polls, however, amend this proposal 1% 14,480 VP (4 votes)
  • Against: Do Nothing/Maintain current use of Community Polls 1% 4,700 VP (3 votes)

The DAO has voted to restructure the process through which governance proposals are submitted, passed and implemented. This process will now include three stages, the first, a “Pre-proposal Poll,” which is a gauge of community opinion and support for furthering discussion on an issue. Second, a “Draft Proposal,” which will facilitate deeper discussions about the proposal’s rationale, impacts and implementation pathways. Third, a binding “Governance Proposal,”  which will include a detailed description of impacts and feasible implementation pathways in order to help the community make informed and implementable decisions.

The UX for implementing has been designed and is currently being deployed by the DAO’s governance dApp team. It is not yet known when it will be fully completed, however, in the interim period, polls that do not pass a 500K VP threshold, will not be considered for implementation by the DAO Committee.

Let landowner to choose a color for their parcel (for map preview)

  • Yes 88% 4,413,758 VP (9 votes)
  • No 11% 553,748 VP (12 votes) Invalid question/options 1% 24,066 VP (2 votes)

Members of the DAO have requested a feature to allow landowners to select the color which is displayed on their property on the main Decentraland Map. This request has been communicated to the Foundation Client Team. Community members are encouraged to request a grant to fund development of a Dapp that allows landowners to implement this feature through a wallet signature.

Could it be possible to ask to add controls for left handed users?

  • Support left handed users 98% 4,620,241 VP (30 votes)
  • Not my problem 1% 4,080 VP (8 votes) Invalid question/options 1% 3 VP (7 votes)

The DAO has requested a feature to enable an alternative control configure for left-handed users. This request has been communicated to the Foundation Client Team.

Add a zoom function to see the head of the character in the wearables editor

  • Yeah sure! 99% 260,740 VP (18 votes)
  • Dunno, maybe discuss? 0% 0 VP (2 votes)
  • Nah we don’t need all that detail. 0% 0 VP (0 votes)
  • Invalid question/options 1% 1 VP (1 vote)

The DAO has requested a feature to enable an alternative control configure for left-handed users. This request has been communicated to the Foundation Client Team.

Should users be able to pin their favorite selected points of interest to their Mini-Map?

  • Yes 100% 256,377 VP (24 votes)
  • No 0% 0 VP (0 votes)

Members of the DAO have requested a feature to enable favoriting locations on the Decentraland map. This request has been communicated to the Foundation Client Team.

Diverse languages should be supported in typing in Decentraland

  • Yes, it’s needed 100% 313,563 VP (22 votes)
  • No, it’s not needed 0% 0 VP (0 votes)

Members of the DAO have requested a feature to enable in-world support for additional languages. This request has been communicated to the Foundation Client Team.

Support keyboard control binding

  • Yes 99% 312,105 VP (30 votes)
  • No 1% 1 VP (1 vote)

Members of the DAO have requested a feature to enable keyboard control binding.This request has been communicated to the Foundation Client Team.

Change the price of claiming a unique name

  • Keep 100 MANA 92% 795,941 VP (27 votes)
  • 25 MANA 7% 69,406 VP (30 votes)
  • Invalid question/options 1% 5,600 VP (2 votes)

Members of the DAO have voted to temporarily maintain the current 100 MANA price for claiming unique name, while the community conducts further conversations and explores impacts and implementation pathways for lowering name costs. This vote follows passage of a previous poll calling for reducing the prince for claiming a unique name to 25 MANA.

During the DAO Town Hall of December 2021, there was general consensus that discussions on this issue should continue before implementing a long term solution. During the month of January, the DAO facilitator will organize a small working group to discuss the question of name prices and associated VP. The working group will put forward a Draft Proposal for community consideration.

Active Proposals

Points of Interest

Add the location -120,-150 to the Points of Interest (Parcel Party)

Add the location -45,106 to the Points of Interest (Wilderness: P2E Combat)

Add the location -100,-90 to the Points of Interest (The Mid West)

Polls

Friends message tools

Reward Land to early adopters and define rules for it

Grants

IRL.LAND - ETHDenver 2022 and Beyond! (Tier 6)

Museum 2.0: Keep activating international artists to DCL + scaling solutions (Tier 6)

Name bans

There is currently 1 active name ban proposal. To see the active name ban proposal, visit governance.decentraland.org and filter proposals by “Name Ban”.

For questions or comments please contact the DAO Facilitator, Matimio (Discord: Matimio#4673; Email: [email protected])