[DAO:a60ef09] Moderation Team

by 0x5b5cc427c1d81db4f94de4d51d85ce122d63e244 (Fehz)

Should funds from the DAO Treasury be allocated to finance a new community-led project addressing issues outlined herein?

Linked Pitch Proposal

Moderation Handover


Moderation is a key role within the community as it ensures that participation is framed within basic coexistence principles which naturally demands gatekeepers for its enforcement and oversight. Opening the role for the community to decide on who should be the ones taking this responsibility is something we consider is time for, being the Bid and Tendering process the best way to proceed in that direction.

Problem Statement

As we continue to evolve into a more cohesive and active community we believe it’s time to re-think some of the key roles within the DAO while keeping a welcoming and safe environment that brings the best out of all members. In that spirit, we are proposing a new strategy for moderation.

A first groundbreaking step was the enactment of the Code of Ethics. Its principles and guidelines are now present within the DAO and its application has been visible when needed. As a second step, it is now up for the community to leverage this learning process and decide upon new individuals to continue fulfilling task, bringing new perspectives and thrust within the specifications of this proposal.

After the Facilitation Squad grant is over the appropriate onboarding to the selected team will be done. This will include granting required permissions, status and walkthrough tools and processes. Once the knowledge sharing is concluded, the new team will be fully operative in its functions.

Technical Specification

The moderation team will work by the following operational guidelines and per the following SLA.

  • Managing Code of Ethics within a wide-ranging scope of application, encompassing not only the official Decentraland DAO Discord server but also all other instances that are linked to the Decentraland DAO such as the Forums, the Governance Platform and in-world in Decentraland (i.e DAO Headquarters).
  • Applying disciplinary sanctions according to what’s stated in CoE chapter IV. and backing every action with sufficient motivation and proof/evidence.
  • Keeping an updated record of actions on a public document.
  • Guaranteeing a “follow the sun” model and (~24 hours presence).
  • Actively cleanup channels and take action against spam/scam accounts.
  • Monthly written reporting on activity, actions and relevant information for the DAO.
  • Overseeing CoE validity and proposing modifications and enhancements if required.

As an exclusive requisite, none of the proposed team members must have any record of disciplinary sanction (T.O, Strike or detected Alt Account). We expect a clean record of those in charge of the moderation role, which is nothing less than people with high ethical standards that live by the example

Specific accounts can be created to fulfill the role but in any case identity disclosure of all team members with the Core Units and DAO Committee will be required in order to advance in the process. This is requested as per security measures.

Use Cases

The Moderation Team will be responsible for what is specified in the Technical Specifications sections and its actions framed within the CoE scope of application.


  • Updated and public actions log
  • Monthly reporting on activity
  • Enhancements program if applied

Target Release Quarter

2024 Q3

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Release date: END OF Q2/BEGGINING Q3 (JUNE)

Moderation Team

This proposal is now in status: PASSED.

Voting Results:

  • Yes 80% 4,539,306 VP (21 votes)
  • No 9% 546,003 VP (6 votes)
  • Abstain 11% 650,195 VP (7 votes)