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ON THE BALLOT:This AIP Aims To Create An Ombud Position At The DAO To Handle Community Disputes

There is an Ape Improvement Proposal on the ballot this week that aims to create an Ombud position at the DAO that will handle disputes within the $Ape community, formal complaints against DAO elected officials, and adjudicate possible bans from the DAO.

AIP-308 titled “Establish an Ombud for the DAO,” is a process proposal written by ApeCoin DAO Contributor ApeForLife.

“The proposal seeks to establish the position of Ombud of the DAO,” ApeForLife wrote. “The Ombud will carry out spot checks several times a week on DAO posts and DAO related posts of officials of the DAO and investigate and adjudicate upon complaints of members of the DAO against elected officials of the DAO. Also to create a procedure for the Ombud to adjudicate and ban members of the DAO permanently where such members had continuously violated the DAO rules.”

For those who are unfamiliar with an Ombud, it is defined as “someone who helps resolve conflicts and concerns,” according to Baylor University.

The ApeCoin Ombud would oversee infractions and digressions by elected DAO officials and act as an adjudicator when ApeCoin DAO Contributors fail to abide by community rules.

“Cases where members of the DAO continuously violate the DAO rules or are continuously discourteous to other DAO members or DAO officials and fail to comply with three warnings from DAO officials, the fourth non compliance to be referred to the Ombud to adjudicate and ban those members from the DAO and all its related forums or media permanently if the Ombud finds that all three warnings given by the officials to have been justified and the member of the DAO has breached it a fourth time,” ApeForLife wrote.

Furthermore, AIP-308 would appoint ApeForLife, the author of the AIP, as the DAO's first Ombud. They would serve for 24 months and receive a monthly payment of $5,000 USD in $Ape.

The window to vote on AIP-308 is currently open and ApeCoin DAO Contributors have until next Wednesday, October 4th, to cast their coins.

$Apes can read ApeForLife’s full proposal here:

The Bored Ape Gazette is working to find out more about this proposal and the role of a DAO Ombud. Stay tuned for updates!

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