Our culture of gratitude - qualitative system for rewarding contributions
The Praise system we use was borrowed from the Commons Stack and has been a fundamental part of our culture. I risk to say that Praise brought in the main element for our so far successful Cultural Build: Gratitude! Anyone can request the powers to dish praise, and anyone can be praised as long as they are in the TEC Discord Server or in the Telegram Praise channel so handles can be recognized by this grateful bot. All the praise dished is automated into a spread sheet and quantified by community members every 2 weeks. The quantification process is manual because it requires a subjectivity that bots still don't have - turning qualitative data into numbers. The measure unit we've been using is Impact Hours. The total amount of IH every collaborator has will turn into TEC Tokens if the Min Hatch Goal is reached.
Praise Main Actions
When dishing praise on Telegram
Request praise powers to a community steward
Follow the praise format: "!dish praise to [handle, handle, handle] [for/over/because] [reason]"
it is recommended to test dishing in the Praise Testing Channel - an invite will come when someone joins the praising team
Finally dish praise in the TE praise channel
2. When dishing praise on Discord
Dish praise on discord if you have the praise powers
Grant praise powers to someone if you have the permission