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  • Writer's pictureKyle

ELECTION 2023: The Window To Vote For The Discourse Facilitator Team Opened Tonight.

The ApeCoin DAO election season has kicked off, and the $Ape community is currently voting to determine which two $Ape holders will join Bored Ape Yacht Club member Lost on the DAO's first-ever Discourse Facilitator Team.

14 ApeCoin DAO contributors are running to be on the ApeCoin DAO's Discourse Facilitator team this summer.

As the Bored Ape Gazette previously reported, the DAO approved of the creation of a three-person, community led, Discourse moderation team last month when it passed Ape Improvement Proposal-240.

This team will be responsible for “overseeing the proposal process, moderating discussions, enforcing rules, and promoting positive community engagement based on DAO-approved guidelines,” according to the DAO. EachDiscourse team member will serve a three-month term and will earn $8,000 USD per month.

Take a look at the 14 candidates below and find out why each of them believes they're the right $Ape for the job!


"My beloved, esteemed Apecoin DAO members: I am excited to announce my candidacy for Community Discourse Facilitator within the DAO. My listed experience in community building, organizational management, and charitable oversight should set me apart and uniquely suit me for this role.

The past 3 years of Web3-specific community management and project management have allowed me to further my keen understanding of how to foster engagement and drive success in online communities, building on almost a decade of prior experience managing communities that are inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible.

In terms of regulation and compliance, I have experience on boards in public, private, and education sectors. As the elected President of the Graduate Student Body at George Mason University I helped solve policy issues related to the University’s corporate body and pushed forward policy changes in line with student interests. With the Community Foundation of Howard County, MD, I served on both the Scholarships and Grants committees.

I am passionate about Apecoin and would be honored to serve as a Community Discourse Facilitator. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to answering any questions about how I may contribute to the success of the DAO.”


"Firstly, I’m honored to be a member of the community. In addition to having a deep love for all things BAYC/ Apecoin, I have extensive experience as a Mod, having served as one for both Anonymice & the 10k Club for about a year. Additionally (other than the Sabbath), I pride myself on pretty much always being available. I also love helping others, blogging, and sharing good memes. For these reasons I think I’d be a great fit as a Community Discourse Facilitator. Thank you for your consideration and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!"


"I will excel at creating Draft Analysis Reports due to 1) my diverse background (software engineer, then founder of an esports team, then venture partner at a business accelerator, and finally degen/trader) and 2) having already done a nearly identical job at the Stacks business accelerator during summer ’21. We had hundreds of applicants and only 25 spots. Not only did we select founders/ideas of whom almost all succeeded in raising vc rounds, I spent months mentoring and helping them grow. Accelerator itself partnered with OKCoin for 165M fund after this success. I’m thorough, constructively critical, and I want to see DAO proposals succeed just as much as I want to make sure we research all potential risks for the token holders to make informed voting decision. I’ve lived in 4 countries for at least 6 months each in Asia, US, and Europe, which I hope helps me understand local needs on a more nuanced level. Thank you so much if you vote for me!"


"Hello, ApeCoin Discourse community! I’m Daniel, a freelancing design thinking coach for multinational corporate clients, proptech founder, and a father who enjoys playing football (actual skills are very questionable). I’m on the newer side to this community (I recently received my ‘Member Level 2’ and ‘New User of the Month’ badges), and have brought with me some fresh perspectives.

I see tremendous potential in the ApeCoin community as a hub for ideas, creativity, and collaboration. With Discourse acting as the conduit, enabling community engagement, idea refinement, pitching, funding, and reporting.

During my time exploring the community (forums, idea posts and the Nov 2022 Transparency Report), I’ve noticed a few areas that could benefit from improvement. There is a need for timely and accessible data for proposed ideas, standardised information reporting, and visual representations to aid decision-making. If chosen for this role, I not only want to support new users, but also see a huge benefit in closing the other gaps I mentioned to bring further value to the community.

With my experience in operational/process teams and leading change initiatives, I have the skills needed to fulfil the responsibilities of this role. As an ex-Transformation Director and Client Co-Creation Lead for a global bank, the soft and hard skills needed for the Community Facilitator sit firmly within my ‘wheel-house’.

Thank you for considering my nomination!"


"I previously worked in forum moderation for various video games along with community management. I have a strong communication skills and don’t mind asking for help when needed."


"As someone who has helped numerous people mentor and onboard NFT and web3 all together, I have extensive experience in facilitating communication and understanding between diverse groups of individuals and ideas. I am able to analyze and identify common goals and interests, and provide clear and effective communication that promotes collaboration and fosters positive community interactions. I can help build a community that is engaged, informed, and supportive of the project’s goals. Overall, my combination of community skills and APE specific knowledge make me an excellent fit for the role of Community Discourse Facilitator."


"I am one of the top participants in ApeCoin DAO’s Discourse (top c.20 based on Vulkan’s 10th April stats), earning the Level 3 trust badge for regular contributions to AIP discussions over the last 7 months.

I’m also a core contributor within the Beta Testing Group. This involvement comes from a deep commitment to supporting builders in ApeCoin DAO’s ecosystem and helping them prepare for potential AIP processes.

I am a CIMA qualified accountant and a successful entrepreneur, having built and exited two service businesses. I have proven my organisational skills, working with a wide variety of stakeholders, from many different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.

Above all, I am a committed member of the community and would dedicate myself to supporting ApeCoin DAO in the role of Community Discourse Facilitator.

From my base in Europe, I could ensure coverage of the European time zone as well as providing greater overlap with Asia."


"As someone who spends all day every day on discord, discourse, and twitter, this role is right up my alley. I have a passion for building communities and helping others reach their goals! I currently MOD for the Meebits DAO discord and the official Meebits discord. I am hyper organized, efficient and very tech savvy. Being able to serve the community as a discourse facilitator would be an honor!"


"As a Trust Level 3 and one of the most active users and readers within Discourse, I am familiar with the entire scope and history of Discourse, the cadence, language, categories, and active user base. I’m an excellent communicator with fine attention to detail, as well as committed to the successful operation of the ApeCoin DAO as a whole. I’m an ideal candidate for this position."


"As a dedicated member of the community since its inception, my first hands on experience with the AIP process was as co-author of AIP-8. Although we were unable to get that AIP to snapshot, I have since authored approved AIPs-112, 145, and 212. I have a deep understanding of the AIP process and my experience as an AIP author has taught me the importance of empathy and communication. I am excited about the opportunity as Discourse Facilitator and the chance to continue to contribute to the rebuilding of our community."


"With high attention to detail and strong risk assessment abilities, I am a dedicated member of the Apes ecosystem, eager to contribute to the ape family by fostering open and healthy discussions. My background in project management, combined with my excellent communication and patience skills, ensures that I stay current with the latest tools and technology to effectively facilitate dialogue within our community."


"Hey there! As an ApeCoin DAO Maxi, I’m passionate about progressive decentralization and helping the DAO reach its full potential. While I’m not great at self-promotion, I do believe I have a few key strengths that would make me a valuable asset to the team:

• Collaborative Team Player: I’m always willing to roll up my sleeves and do whatever it takes to help the DAO succeed. I have a DAO-first mindset, and I’m constantly thinking about what’s best for the community.

• Institutional Knowledge: With my Discourse Trust Level 3 and deep understanding of the ApeCoin DAO infrastructure, I have the experience and expertise to navigate the DAO’s complex ecosystem. I deeply appreciate the hard work that’s gone into building the community, and I’m committed to continuing that legacy.

• AIP Expertise: I’ve helped numerous new members find their way around Discourse and have provided feedback on many AIPs. I’ve also authored several AIPs myself and have experienced the ups and downs of the Snapshot process firsthand.

In addition, I have excellent written communication skills, and I’m patient and empathetic when working with community members. I’m available full-time and always on call to monitor the community and respond to any issues that arise. Thanks for considering my nomination!"


"With my experience as a Solutions Engineer and Software Support Analyst, I have polished my skills in communicating technical information to clients, collaborating with different teams, and addressing customer feedback. Combined with my emotional intelligence and familiarity with web3 technology, I am confident in my ability to facilitate productive and inclusive discussions as a Community Discourse Facilitator."


"I want community members to feel the APEcoin Warm & Fuzzies as soon as they jump into Discourse, Actually, I want to be one of Facilitators responsible for giving WARM & FUZZIES. Selfishly it fuels me to exchange the positive vibes & helping others.

I envision giving others a hand in guiding them through what can seem complicated and take some time to get acquainted with the layout and process, helping members feel at HOME and not lost. Some of this comes from wanting this when I first joined the Discourse. Being from the business development and management world, helping people identify best routes to execute their visions with strategic problem solving, resources and budgeting allows assisting community members with submitting AIPs more completely and educating through the process. It’s very fulfilling to help others execute their dreams, in this sense their AIPs."

ApeCoin DAO Contributors have until next Wednesday to cast their coins for their preferred candidates. The top two vote getting nominees will then begin their terms on the Discourse Facilitator team beginning in June.

The Bored Ape Gazette is working to find out more about each of the 14 Candidates and will bring you interviews with all of them later this week. Stay tuned for updates.

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