Across Voting Template

This post will walk through a proposed format for conducting a vote for a governance proposal on Across Protocol.

A proposal should not be put up for a vote until it has gone through the Forum discussion stage first. See v0 Consensus mechanism for more details.

When you’re ready to submit a proposal for voting, please follow this format to the best of your ability.

ACP Format:

  1. ACP # and Title - The title for your proposal should be clear, relevant, and consistent across the Discord and Forum.
  2. Summary - 2-3 sentences on what the proposal is and what changes are being suggested without going into deep detail.
  3. Abstract - Expanded summary introducing the proposal, what it entails and details around what would change should the proposal be implemented.
  4. Motivation - Describe the motivation behind the proposal, the problem(s) it solves and the value it adds. This is your chance to show why this proposal is necessary, and how the changes would benefit Across if implemented.
  5. Specification - Describe the “meat & potatoes” of the proposal. Go into deep detail around the changes that will happen both on a technical and social level. The more detail, the better.
  6. Benefits - Point out core benefits of the proposal implementation and how it will affect the system.
  7. Drawbacks - Highlight any drawbacks from implementing the proposal and points to consider regarding the upgrade.
  8. Vote - Clearly outline what voting “for” and “against” entails.

Please include a Forum poll directly on the Proposal. Polls are under Setting > Build Poll to vote. (how to create a poll)

Use the following parameters as standards for each vote:

  • Type: single choice
  • Options: For & Against
  • Show results: when poll is closed
  • Limit voting to these groups: no limits
  • Automatically close poll: after 3 days

When mapping out a vote, remember the following:

For - Formalizes the community is “for” the details outlined in this proposal including xyz… Against - Formalizes the community is “against” the proposal including xyz…