This page includes the original plan, design considerations, and discussions throughout the early history of Vlalendas from late 2022. It is saved for posterity and organized here for your convenience. You may also be interested in exploring our articles about Vlalendas, Cagendas, and Agendas to learn more. Enjoy!
Vlalendas can be summarized as follows:
1) Community members can propose and vote on topics in the week before meetings. Votes are only counted if submitted on Consortium at least a day before the weekly meeting.
2) The topic that gets the most votes is presented first. Whoever proposed the top topic can present it (or delegate someone to present it) for up to five minutes.
3) The council will decide when to move onto the next topic with the second most votes. The community may deliberate a topic for as long as the council wants before moving on to the next topic.
4) This process may repeat until the session is complete in one hour. The community will do as many or as few topics as time permits. Each winning topic can be presented for up to five minutes. Topics can be proposed again for next week’s meeting and votes reset after each meeting.
- We can start with this then evolve our agenda system with an iterative process as we test it and learn more.
- The summary above is intended to provide a high level overview of the system, but there are intricacies below that participants should understand. Please read the full proposal details below to see more details.
Here is a more comprehensive summary of the Vlalendas proposal:
- Anyone who has earned the community’s respect can propose a topic (or agenda item) on Eden Consortium.
- The community focuses on proposed topics in the hour after breakout rooms during weekly meetings.
- Anyone who has earned the communities respect can vote on topics with respect or delegation points.
- The community council focuses on topics in order according to how many votes each topic receives during the past week.
- The topic that receives the most votes will be the first topic in the agenda, the topic with the second most votes will be next, and so forth.
- Proposals and votes are only counted if submitted after voting ends in the last week’s meeting and at least twenty four hours before the current meeting.
- At the current times, this means that proposals and votes would need to be submitted between 18 UTC on the previous Wednesday and before 16 UTC on this Wednesday in order to be counted for this Wednesday’s meetings.
- Topic proposers can present their topic to the group for up to five minutes. They may also give their speaking time to other community members.
- There may be questions, answers, and open discussions about this topic for an indefinite amount of time after the five minute presentation. Delegates are given speaking priority during this time.
- The community will move on to the next topic when the community council reaches consensus to move on to the next topic.
- The council can vote on proposals and formally discuss topics with this system until 18 UTC.
- Any topics that were not discussed during time may be proposed again for the next week.
The Story of Vlalendas
In late 2022 the Eden community deliberated to find the best ways to set agendas for discussions, proposals, and announcements during weekly meetings.
We are creating an article to tell The Story of Vlalendas. 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. In addition to this draft article, you can also read the following sections to understand the relationship and history of Cagendas and 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?