What is Vlalendas?
Vlalendas is a type of Cagendas game to help communities create agendas, choose discussion topics, and allocate time!
Cagendas is a social coordination game that helps communities create agendas, choose discussion topics, and make decisions together. At Eden Fractal, we play a version of cagendas called Vlalendas. You can see the rules for Vlalendas here. Please note that this article is a work in progress and will be updated in the future. Enjoy :)
Table of Contents
This article is organized into the following sections:
- What is Vlalendas?
- Table of Contents
- How do I play Vlalendas?
- Historical Resources
- How can Vlalendas help?
- Why is it called Vlalendas?
- What is the relationship between Cagendas and Vlalendas?
- Cagendas Game Modes
- What are the main differences between Vlalendas and Cagendas Original?
- Feedback about Cagendas that Inspired Vlalendas
- How can I learn more about Cagendas?
- Agendas are Guides
- Slack Time, Flexibility, and Natural Conversation
- Delegate Voting Power
- Request for Feedback
- Related Posts
- Vlad’s Proposal
- Lennie’s Proposal
- Eden ƒractal
How do I play Vlalendas?
Here’s how it works: Anyone can propose a topic on the Eden Consortium in the week before the meeting. The topic can be a proposal for the community or just a theme for discussion. The community discusses whichever topic receives the most votes over the prior week first. The winning topic proposer will be given five minutes to present their topic (or they can choose someone else to present it for them). The community will continue discussing this topic until the delegates approve a proposal or a moderator decides to move to the next topic. The community discusses the topic with the second most votes next, and so on.
Please be respectful of everyone in the room and raise your hand if you’d like to speak. The moderator will give each person an opportunity to share their thoughts. You can see the rules for the Vlalendas game that we play here.
You can see the page below to see the original design when Vlalendas was first created in late 2022, as well as an analysis of design considerations and detailed discussions with Eden Fractal community members. Soon we will update this page to provide a more organized and better experience.
How can Vlalendas help?
Vlalendas can help communities:
Why is it called Vlalendas?
Vlalendas is a portmanteau of ‘Vlad,’ ‘Lennie,’ ‘Tadas,’ and ‘Cagendas.’ These words are merged together because Vlalendas combines many ideas from Vlad’s Proposal, Lennie’s Proposal, Tadas’ Proposal, and Cagendas.
Vlalendas is a placeholder name and this system may be renamed in the future. It does have a nice ring, though! 🎶
What is the relationship between Cagendas and Vlalendas?
Vlalendas is a type of Cagendas game that is optimized for Eden Fractal weekly meetings.
You can think of Vlalendas as a Cagendas game mode (ie classic, arcade, campaign, etc) or a variant of Cagendas (ie draw poker, seven-card stud poker, Texas Hold’em Poker, etc). Like all other potential variations of Cagendas, Vlalendas helps communities create agendas.
Vlalendas emerged as a result of feedback about Cagendas from Vlad and Jesse during the first Eden Fractal Brainstorming Session, an exploration of Vlad’s vision, and a thorough review of Lennie’s proposal.
Cagendas Game Modes
There are different types of Cagendas games, similar to how there are multiple types of poker or different game modes in video games.
There are currently two game modes for Cagendas. In addition to the Vlalendas game mode described above, communities can also play the originally proposed Cagendas game, which you can learn about here.
What are the main differences between Vlalendas and Cagendas Original?
There are two key differences between Vlalendas and the original version of Cagendas.
1) Vlalendas enables communities to vote for topics in the week before meetings, whereas the original version of Cagendas enabled communities to vote in real-time.
2) Vlalendas provides more flexibility for community councils to deliberate proposals for as much time as they see fit, whereas the original version of Cagendas divided time into discrete five minute intervals.
Feedback about Cagendas that Inspired Vlalendas
We’re curating an article with more feedback about Cagendas that inspired Vlalendas and how Vlalendas is optimized for Eden Fractal weekly meetings. You can read a draft article about this here. Please note that this draft article is an early work in progress and will be updated soon.
How can I learn more about Cagendas?
You can learn more about Cagendas in this article, which includes:
- What is Cagendas?
- How to Play Cagendas
- Who can play Cagendas?
- What do I need to play Cagendas?
- Media and Feedback
- Eden Fractal Brainstorming Session 1
- Feedback from Vlad in Discord
- Cagendas on Twitter and Town Hall
- Cagendas Game Modes
- Upcoming Cagendas Development
- Cagendas + DAMS
- Cagendas + Ideathons + DAMS
- More Cagendas Game Modes
Agendas are Guides
We should remember the limits of setting agendas and avoid becoming too constrained by the systems that we create. Like any other proposals, agenda proposals are expressions of opinions about what should be the agenda. It’s up to the moderator and community as a whole to use their discretion judgement to effectively facilitate the best meeting possible. If there are new people who need attention or some other issue, the host(s) may need to make a judgement call to push everything back 5 minutes, or whatever other on the fly calls from the community. Sometimes a proposal may need 2 more minutes over time, and it’s up to the host and/or community to make a snap decision to allow it.
Let’s keep in mind that any proposed agenda is a guide, not an instruction that we must follow exactly. We should remember that the opinions from a proposal 2 days ago may not be fitting in the current moment and be flexible to enable natural cooperation and subjective feeling when it is right to do x, y, or z. Over time we can speed up cignals with Consortium, but especially for now we’re technically limited in our ability to share a high throughput of cignals. In either case, and especially now, we should remember that the agenda is a guide to help the community and the agenda does not rule over the community.
Slack Time, Flexibility, and Natural Conversation
We’re writing more about the role of Cagendas games in community meetings. You can read a draft article about this here. Please note that this draft article is an early work in progress and will be updated soon.
Delegate Voting Power
We’re curating an article about Jorge’s suggestion for delegate voting power and potential applications. You can read a draft article about this here. Please note that this draft article is an early work in progress and will be updated soon.
Request for Feedback
Please share your thoughts or questions about this agenda system. It would be great to approve an agenda system in the next week.
I think that this system is probably the best way to start. This kind of system would provide helpful structure for many proposals and announcements, while keeping it very simple. We can start with this then evolve our agenda system with an iterative process as we test it and learn more.
What do you think?
Please note that this page is a work in progress in early stages of development and will be updated soon.
Communities can cooperate more effectively by creating an agenda for group activities. Communities are pioneering new ways to create agendas together to maximize benefit for all!
Vlalendas is uniquely empowered by Eden+Fractal: a fun, innovative, and revelatory consensus process that helps communities cooperate for mutual benefit. This process help communities cooperate Vlalendas with features like respect points and leadership delegation.
Cagendas is an exciting new game where communities can have fun while allocating time more effectively. Cagendas helped inspired Vlalendas.
Vlad created a proposal for an agenda system that helped inspire Vlalendas. Vlalendas was originally dubbed Vlad’s Vision because it was mostly written after asking Vlad what he thought would be best.
Lennie created a proposal for an agenda system that helped inspire Vlalendas and Cagendas. The name Vlalendas was conceived immediately after re-reading Lennie’s proposal and realizing how much it inspired the idea.
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