DevPool Communication Guidelines
Silence is Golden
- We strive to maximize the signal-to-noise ratio in our Telegram group chat. However it is generally okay to be more chatty on GitHub issues and discussions.
- We aspire to create a high quality R&D discussion environment similar to LobsterDAO Chat.
- Some discussion in the group chat will be around specific bounties. Other bounty hunters are generally happy to offer an opinion and sometimes even jump in and help.
- For complex discussions, we encourage the use of our repository-specific GitHub Discussions (e.g. Ubiquity Dollar’s) or our general, organization-wide GitHub Discussions.
- Do not ask for work in the Ubiquity DevPool chat, instead comment on the issues directly. Select work by commenting on ONE issue of interest at a time (spam comments will be penalized)
- "One Bounty, one Hunter" at a time (you can't have two at the same time)
- Bounty with no price? Name your price and we'll approve or counter offer.
- Do not offer external jobs in the DevPool. For example: “need a crypto dev for my project dm me”
The Attention Economy
- Bounty Masters reserve the right to ignore questions related to the rules and process. It is forbidden to ask questions about the Bounty System in the DevPool chat. However we are generally more forgiving on the GitHub when you are already working on a bounty.
- Direct messages on Telegram to core team members are ignored.
- After you successfully solve your first bounty and receive payment for it, you may be directly messaged by one of the core team members which is an invitation for direct conversation.
First Impressions Matter
Writing introductions in the group chat is fine, but like any first impression, it can either make stand out or have you disqualified as a serious core-team candidate before you say “gm”.
- “gm, solidity dev here worked at X before”
Bad example, generic copy paste like:
- “Professional blockchain developer”
>We hope so ser
- or “Talented dev looking for a job”
>so you joined a developer community
>of bounty hunters
>from a job posting
>and you’re looking for a job, who would’ve thought
In conclusion, take a moment to think about what the other candidates before you might have already sent in the group chat. If what you are about to send IS NOT UNIQUE e.g. “I’m a professional blockchain developer” or “How can I be approved for a bounty?” then it is probably not a good idea to send it in our group chat.