About the Priorities & Proposals channel

This channel is for transitioning “sensed bits” posts (under the Ideas, Suggestions, and Possibilities channel AND under the Questions, Concerns, and Issues channel) into the stage (and channel) of Priorities/Proposals.

A Priority simply mean that “enough” user validation has occurred on that sensed bit to qualify it as a Priority. Strictly, a sensed bit could be considered a Priority with just ONE indicator of validation attached by another user. “Enough” validation is obviously a subjective measure for any sensed bit to be moved into this channel - it’s probably going to be different for each sensed bit, but nevertheless emergent from the sensed bit’s depth/breadth/scope and salience to the community. (Criteria, if needed, for “enough” in this regard, TBD).

A Proposal is a suggestion for HOW to address the concerns or feelings named in the Priority, that gets generated by the processes of interaction on that Priority, and articulated in the form of a proposal put forth to the community.

See PRAXIS PROCESS - this channel represents the second and third stages in the process, which is Prioritization (initial validation attached to sensed bit) and Proposal (one or more proposals for how to resolve the Priority become attached to the Priority).

Proposals must define how they would best & as-fully-as-possible resolve the Priority, or realize the potential of the Priority. (The next stage after Proposal is to have Criteria – or specifications and requirements for realization of the Proposal – become attached). Proposals themselves should receive additional/further validation, as multiple proposals may exist for one priority, and each should be gauged distinctly. Proposals do not need to define the resources needed for themselves until the Criteria stage – however, doing so early may garner more support from the community for that proposal.

That’s it for the basics of using this channel.

Users are encouraged to add tags (if not already present) to their posts according to the following domains [DOMAINS TBD - @madrush can we settle on a final list of “mandala areas” and put that list here? AND create the tags and have them be “suggested tags” when creating a post in this channel?]

Users are encouraged to step us as stewards (within the Domain areas-of-interest, outlined above), who volunteer to keep an eye on the overall conversations & flows, to merge similar items, and to urge, enact, and facilitate continued progress on items going through this “Praxis Process.” Such a steward role may be designated by a group and/or a badge - TBD - and user/members may work autonomously in this capacity as well as convene in collaborative meet-ups.

THESE SYSTEMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE! We recognize upfront that the forum may not the ideal “frame” and tool to use to implement Praxis Process as described—but we’re working with what we have, right now, to try to begin practicing and thus iterating these means, which enable greater user/member engagement, increased transparency, and increased capacity for validated, productive development of various potentialities encompassed in Cosmos.

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