I think that it’s best to explain it as a game here. We explain it as a game in our previous events, videos and, promotional messages so I think it is needed to have an article where we explain it as a game. More importantly, I think the process is easier to understand and has greater potential to spread when it’s explained as a game. I reread part of the fractally whitepaper this week and re-used some of the sentences throughout. However, there was a lot that didn’t seem fitting here. I attached some related notes in a hidden database at the bottom of this page that you can see
. I think that explaining it as a game and focusing on the Respect Game instead of fractal democracy was one of the key limiting factors of Fractally. When you named it the Respect Game in AW Fractal, this was a breakthrough for all fractal communities. A governance process can’t be adopted so enthusiastically like a game can be played. From the perspective of the participant, it is a game. We’re playing a game more than governing something at this point and it’s better to keep it simple for participants. The Respect Game is fractal in nature and the community playing the game can blossom into a community that practices fractal democracy, but first it helps to start small with how the participants will interact with it. Empirically, it works much better to explain it as a game in my experience than a governance process. So far we’ve been explaining it as a game in Optimism Fractal and it has been working well. There were 13 people at the event last week and really good reviews. This messaging is making sense to technical builders and everyone is enjoying the process. They understand that it’s not just for fun and it also provides great benefits. Of course I’m open to explaining it different ways and agree that different audiences will prefer different forms of explanations. This article isn’t meant to explain all the benefits or explain fractals from all angles.This article is an early work in progress and I’m open to changing this article to include more about governance. I think the sentence you shared about a revolutionary system for governance is good and will try to include it here. However I think that this article should focus on the Respect Game and keep it simple from the perspective of a participant. Also, I’m not sure if a governance system is the best way to sell fractals to Optimism at this point. I agree that it’s a big value proposition and Optimism is very interested in improving governance, but the biggest topic this week is RetroPGF. I think @Tadas Vaitiekunas’ article about relieving badgeholders burden, awarding public goods creators, and measuring impact is on point regarding the highest priorities for the collective right now. The article is partially intended to supplement that for now so that readers can get a better understanding of how Optimism Fractal works in practice. I also put this article together quickly to feature the short videos that Rosmari created along with a text guide for participants in future meetings. This helps us explain the weekly meetings to new participants more efficiently.