Building an IDLE community
With the recent launch of the idle governance token, the start of a new era of the idle protocol is about to begin.
To me, one of the most important aspects for the future of the protocol is fostering a strong community with active participation in the protocol. There are a number of suggestions I would like to make to help bootstrap the community and the forum. I’ve been closely following the indexcoop forum Link, and I think they have a good model on how to build up community engagement.
- Create a uniswap staking incentive program.
This will help bootstrap liquidity of $IDLE on uniswap, making it more accessible to new users. Perhaps a goal should be, be able to purchase $X on uniswap for less than 1% slippage. Where we can decide a good value for X, perhaps it can start small at $1000, and increase from there. Perhaps there could be a mechanism to reduce fees based on how much you stake, or give extra $IDLE rewards to stakers.
- Create community participation incentives.
Some sort of incentive program for community members to propose new ideas to improve the idle protocol, or contribute their thoughts to the protocol. The goal should be to welcome new participants in the discussion, but also to retain existing users. Perhaps there should also be some incentives for crypto influences to discuss the idle protocol, and create guides on how to use it. At the early stages of the $IDLE launch, I think this is one of the key moments for building up the community, we should be as encouraging and as open as possible to new members.
- Create some regular community discussion.
As $IDLE holders we should have a clear picture of the roadmap for the idle protocol in the future, and what is being worked on at the moment by the developers. There already exists a monthly newsletter, but that doesn’t necessarily allow new participants to see what’s happening in $IDLE if they are not already subscribed. Perhaps a monthly forum post updating us on progress, what has been achieved, and what is being worked on. This gives the community a chance to provide some sort of input and increases community engagement.
There are probably more things that can be done, and I’m looking forward to hearing what the rest of the community thinks, on how we can bootstrap community engagement in $IDLE.