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Protocol Governance
Governance is a key part of a community-owned project like Stargaze. Governance is generally performed via on-chain proposals and token-weighted voting. Based on proposal outcomes, the blockchain performs automated actions.
Because blockchain operations are typically non-reversible, proposals should be first discussed before being submitted as an on-chain proposal. Proposals submitted to the chain should be well-written, comprehensive, and leave no room for ambiguity or misinterpretation.
The following process to submit a proposal is recommended:
  1. 1.
    Gauge community support for your proposal by bringing it up on Stargaze’s social media such as Discord, Twitter, and Reddit.
  2. 2.
    Create a signaling proposal on Commonwealth. This is where you can fine-tune the parameters and specific asks for your proposal. A signaling proposal should be posted on Commonwealth for at least 3 days before an on-chain proposal. Software upgrades and contract uploads by the core team do not need to be posted to Commonwealth first.
  3. 3.
    Create an on-chain proposal with very clear, specific, and actionable items. At this point, all issues have been flushed out in the previous two steps. This is considered the definitive version of a proposal and results in an on-chain action upon passing.
Governance proposals that don’t go through these steps will get a de-facto Abstain vote by the Foundation and core team.
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