[Temperature Check] Proposal: Solution to Improve DAO Governance Efficiency

  1. Motivation:

I believe Aura Finance DAO is very serious about the its Governance Process and involving community in making key decisions as evidently by the amount of work has go into this document (Aura Finance Governance Process)

I’m a co-founder of Syncvote. I believe our tool can add tangible value to the implementation of Aura Finance DAO’s governance process without any changes to the current setup. The goal is to let admins and members focus on making decisions instead of getting lost in tech stuff.

  1. Problem Now:

I see 3 existing problems in implementing Aura Finance DAO governance process:

  1. The proposer must remember all the technical details of the governance process to avoid making mistakes.

  2. The proposer has to bounce around different platforms, such as Aura Finance, for each step of the process.

  3. Any solution that could potentially consolidate everything into one platform for consistency and ease of navigation would require the DAO to abandon its current setup and adopt a new one.

  4. How We Solve It:

Syncvote is a chrome extension that can provide a unified front-end for any DAO member that wants to make a proposal to Aura Finance DAO. It acts like a central hub, no more bouncing between different platforms. Members can kick off and handle proposals, watch progress, and move through stages – all in one interface.

Why Syncvote will fit nicely into the current Aura Finance DAO practice:

  1. Non-invasive, there isn’t any new platform to familiarize with, just open the extension and click “start new proposal” to start.

  2. The extension works with all the platforms DAO has been using, so you don’t need to make any changes to your current setup.

  3. It’s free, our goal is to eventually put every DAO to operate completely on-chain, so until Aura Finance DAO decides to write data on-chain; it won’t cost you anything.

My co-founder’s created this video to illustrate how the plugin works for a DAO: Syncvote Demo

  1. Next Steps to Implement:

To implement this transformative solution for Aura Finance DAO, we propose the following steps:

  1. After the proposal has been passed, I will convert the Aura Finance DAO Governance Process into a format compatible with Syncvote. An administrator/coreteam member can help me to follow-up and also check its accuracy.
  2. After that, Aura Finance DAO will start announcing to community members on forum, announcement channels on discord and twitter Aura Finance that they can start using Syncvote extension to make new proposals from then on.

In conclusion, I see this as a straightforward implementation that helps to smooth governance experience for Aura Finance DAO community members. I would be grateful if Aura Finance DAO adopts Syncvote.

Thank you for reading my post. I would like to have your feedback on this topic.



This just seems like a marketing post.


Hello @Matt_AlfalfaOrSpanky ,

Thank for the response. That proposal aims to solve the actual situation that I have pointed it out in the post.

Do you think that it brings benefit to the community members? I think it will save alot of time and effort for DAO


Hello ser, you already made a proposal here in August: [Temperature Check] Enhancing AURA's Operations with Syncvote and the opinions and procedures remains pretty much the same


No thank you. This is marketing.


Thank James for feedback. After the post, we have developed new features.

That new feature is completely different than the last one. It helps DAO’s operation in another angle. That’s why I started a new thread to discuss about that.

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Do you want to move this to AIP? Voting round starts tomorrow. Community sentiment seems fairly negative at the moment though, so you may want to reconsider.

Thanks for your recommendation.

At this stage, I want to get more feedback from community whether this could benefit the DAO, with some helpful comments about the solution.
Considering that moving this to AIP will not make sense, that’s why I would love to put the proposal in this category for a while to gather some feedbacks.

Btw, happy holiday guys


Sounds good, brother, and happy holidays to you as well!

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Hello mates,

I would love to have some of your comments on the topic. The proposal aims to make the governance process be something easy for every community member to take part in.
Do you think the governance process now is easy enough for everyone to cast a vote or raise a voice?


I believe it is quite simple to cast a vote via Snapshot, and to have a voice, all users need to do is drop a note on Discord or start a Temperature Check. Are you seeing something different? Because to me, at least, using Snapshot, Discord, Discourse, pretty well known forums, seems to be a lot smoother than integrating a less well-known third party integration. If you’re seeing issues w/ engagement, those issues would seem to stem not from existing tools themselves, which are already fairly solid.

Thank for your straight feedback,

I will think about that, and get back to the community when things are more suitable