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[MC] Wiki rewards and bounties proposal
« on: April 28, 2014, 04:31:20 am »

1. Nxt account and userID/contact info for submitter
joefox  (kris.joseph@icloud.com),  Damelon, and VanBreuk

Wiki bounty account:  1234567740944417915

2. Submission date
April 27, 2014

3. A short description of the project with your goals very clearly specified(three sentences max.)

In order to foster the upkeep and accuracy of the Nxt wiki (including translation work and the creation of new content) we propose a formalized bounty system for the Nxt Wiki.   

The system will reward people for updating content, creating content, and translating content, with additional special incentives set aside for specifically-requested content. 

The goal of this proposal is to secure the Nxt Wiki as a reliable source of updated, accurate information about Nxt that is available in multiple languages.  Rewarding community members for maintaining and updating the wiki distributes the work; an up-to-date wiki solidifies its own reputation as a trusted information source, and external visitors will therefore follow.


3b. Long description


WHO ARE THE WIKI ADMINS?

At present, there are three wiki editors: VanBreuk, Zahlen, and joefox.  joefox pays for the server on which the wiki is hosted.  VanBreuk is the newest administrator added to the team.  Zahlen’s participation has been strong, but he is currently on a hiatus from the crypto community.

PHASE ONE

The wiki editors plan to leverage the existing Nxt wiki tools and infrastructure to quickly implement a reward system, with data collection to begin on May 1, 2014.

The reward system will work as follows, in Phase One, based on a maximum total monthly award of 25,000Nxt.

Phase One, Part One: User contribution scores

- At the end of each month, wiki contribution summaries will be captured using the ContributionScores MediaWiki extension (see here for the wiki’s current scoring data: https://wiki.nxtcrypto.org/wiki/Special:ContributionScores ). 
- This extension assigns a “score” to each user’s contributions using the following formula:  (number of unique pages edited) + 2 * square root ((number of edits) - (number of unique pages edited))
- Wiki contributors will be awarded 5 Nxt per score point
- Scores, awards, and records of payouts will be recorded in a publicly-accessible document such as this existing one: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkfSNgBIzmvXdHcxSnBMUkp3bWFubzdfVmJySGVTX2c&usp=drive_web#gid=1

Phase One, Part Two: Content bounties

- Any amount of the monthly bounty not distributed based on score points — up to the monthly maximum — will be set aside as “bounty funds” for the following month. 
- On or before the first of each month, editors will post specific bounties and amounts in a nxtforum.org thread dedicated to wiki rewards (see https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/the-nxt-wiki-workthread/msg11163/#msg11163).
- Examples of bounties that may be set, based on current needs, are:
     - detailed information on the Nxt Asset Exchange
     - an overview of the new web client interface
     - updated API Reference documentation
     - updated Site Integration information
- At the end of each month, editors will review completed submissions for bounties, and award funds for work completed based on consensus decision.

PHASE TWO

In the long term, the wiki editors aim to modify MediaWiki code so that additional criteria for scoring can be automatically applied.  For example, we can add “mutlipliers” for:
- translation work done in target languages
- participation in specific areas of the wiki, OR across a broad range of wiki content

This phase will require some “leg work” in terms of determining appropriate scoring formulas.  It will also require the creation and coordination of “user groups” in the wiki as well as the modification of existing open-source MediaWiki extensions.  As a result of these barriers, we have asked to delay implementation of this phase for 4-6 months.

Any changes to the “scoring formula” will be posted in advance of the beginning of the month for which it applies.

4. Specify the target audience

This component has two parts:
- one audience is the Nxt Community (new and old members), whose participation in the work of the community we will incentivize
- another audience is the greater online community, and specifically those who value “wikipedia-style”, detailed, descriptive reference documentation.  It is important to make a distinction between this and valuable online content in other formats (web sites, social media, etc.) which may have more of a marketing or promotional focus.

5. Budget

We are requesting a total sum of 300,000Nxt, which will cover 12 months of bounty funds at 25,000 Nxt per month.

It is important to note that none of these funds will be taken as “administrative fees” by wiki editors.  Funds awarded to this program will be 100% dedicated to rewarding the Nxt community for actual content work on the Nxt Wiki.

In some months, wiki contributions and updates may not be as critical; it is possible, therefore, that scores and bounties totalling less than 25,000 Nxt would be awarded.  In this case, left over funds would be kept for use in the months after the 12-month funding period.

Based on existing data**, previous content awards would have been as follows (using 5 Nxt per “score point”):
- Dec/Jan contribution awards***::  17,320 Nxt (allowing up to 7,680 Nxt for “bounties” in Feb)
- Feb contribution awards: 17,105 Nxt (allowing up to 7,895 Nxt for “bounties” in March)
- Mar contribution awards: 4,290 Nxt (allowing up to 20,710 Nxt for “bounties” in April)

** please note: the wiki’s current form was created on December 26, 2013, so “Dec/Jan” is more like “five weeks” than two full months.

*** Data source: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkfSNgBIzmvXdHcxSnBMUkp3bWFubzdfVmJySGVTX2c&usp=drive_web#gid=2

6. Specify deadlines

Data collection under the aims of this program will begin on May 1, 2014, in the hope that we will be able to secure funds to assign rewards to contributors on June 1, 2014.

Subsequent awards will be determined on the first of each month.


7. Metrics need to be specified

Contribution Scores will be captured using a MediaWiki extension installed on the Nxt Wiki: https://wiki.nxtcrypto.org/wiki/Special:ContributionScores

Bounty amounts, contribution rewards and all associated transaction data will be tracked in spreadsheets such as this one: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkfSNgBIzmvXdHcxSnBMUkp3bWFubzdfVmJySGVTX2c&usp=drive_web#gid=2

Visitor statistics on the server used to host the Nxt Wiki will be posted on the nxtforum at the end of every month.
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Re: [MC] Wiki rewards and bounties proposal
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 07:42:56 am »

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Re: [MC] Wiki rewards and bounties proposal
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 07:54:33 am »

hi,
what about - http://wiki.nxtcrypto.org/wiki/Whitepaper:Nxt ?

I think that the fact the whitepaper is *hosted* on the wiki, doesn't mean it is part of "the wiki".

A whitepaper is a complete description of the Nxt project, while the aim of a wiki is creating reference material that is aimed at both beginner and advanced user.

I think we should judge this proposal separate from the issue of the whitepaper.

Maybe we could team up with the other committees for the whitepaper. Seems much more logical.

Otherwise, I am in support of this plan. The wiki "project" is a very necessary part of Nxt. From a marketing perspective it is a way to allow people entry by learning, but also by *earning*!

It's a very low threshold way for people who want to built a smallish stake, but who don't have the money to invest time, and at the same time get knowledge of the project.

My only question is to salsacz: is there still a part of the fund you have in your care that was meant for this? If so, for which months? How much? And can it be used for part of this, too?
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Re: [MC] Wiki rewards and bounties proposal
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 08:33:30 am »

My only question is to salsacz: is there still a part of the fund you have in your care that was meant for this? If so, for which months? How much? And can it be used for part of this, too?
no, that fund was aiming for 250k/month, but it was refueled only once in February and 10 percent of that (250k/10) was paid few weeks later for wiki. So the rest is for small rewards 300-3000 (max thesis 5k)
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Re: [MC] Wiki rewards and bounties proposal
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2014, 11:58:17 am »

My only question is to salsacz: is there still a part of the fund you have in your care that was meant for this? If so, for which months? How much? And can it be used for part of this, too?
no, that fund was aiming for 250k/month, but it was refueled only once in February and 10 percent of that (250k/10) was paid few weeks later for wiki. So the rest is for small rewards 300-3000 (max thesis 5k)

Good, at least we have that clear :)
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Re: [MC] Wiki rewards and bounties proposal
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2014, 11:09:37 pm »

Would be nice to hear some other members in here. It's nearly voting time :)
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Re: [MC] Wiki rewards and bounties proposal
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2014, 02:54:54 pm »

Vote is up!
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Re: [MC] Wiki rewards and bounties proposal
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2014, 04:30:10 pm »

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