Governance at a glance

The one stop shop for finding out what’s being discussed by governance right now.
Links reflect my view of the most noteworthy activity in the governance, risk and oracles categories right now. Disagree? Think something should be added? Leave a reply or a pm. Updated 14/11/19

Three Point Summary
‘What do I need to know as an MKR Holder this week?’

  • MCD is launching on November 18th. Until then, governance and risk meetings will largely be concerned with the SCD->MCD Migration.
  • Sai hovers at the peg, <0.25% deviance.
  • We’re now at 102.5 million Sai.

Following from recent governance meetings, I will now be referring Dai as Sai, and MCDai will be known as Dai. This is to reduce confusion when both SCD and MCD are active during the MCD migration period.

Active Discussions
‘What’s going on? You think what?! You’re 100% wrong, and here’s why…’

The Official Welcome Thread - *New* A welcome and introductions thread. Not strictly speaking governance, but if anyone new or old wants to introduce themselves, now is your chance!

Auction Parameter Derivations - *New* Cyrus discusses how and why the Interim Risk Team have chosen the MCD auction parameters that they have.

Maker Governance Analytics Dashboard - The new MKR Governance Analytics dashboard has been released! Feedback or discussion welcome here.

Seeking Consensus
‘Yo, do you even signal?’

Updated forum theme and seeking feedback - *New* Scott has been working on a forum theme update over the past few weeks. He is now looking for feedback. Take a look at our new WIP forum theme!

Ask Forgiveness not Permission: Five Tenets for a Productive DAO - In which I introduce some tenets that I think we should adopt as a part of MakerDAO. Discussion and feedback welcome.

Ongoing Initiatives
‘Oh my god, this is taking ages, why can’t things be simple?’

Forum Tag Index - *Now a Wiki-Post* An index that aims to make navigation and browsing easier around the forum. Could do with an update, but I’ve not gotten around to it…

Current Signaling Process - In which I outline the current signalling process as I see it. Agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts here.

Systemic Risk Directory - Collating the various systemic risks identified by members of the community. Is everything going to explode in the future? Click here to find out!

On the Horizon
‘Wait, we need to worry about what now?’

Consensus Decision Making vs Plurality Voting - Considering the difference between plurality and consensus decision making. How do we make decisions? How should we make decisions in the future?

Help Wanted
‘Oh %#$?, we need a doodad, and we need it now.’

Wanted: Weekly Governance Recap for MKR Holders - Looking for a journalistic roundup of the goings on in MakerDAO each week. Funding Available!


I’m planning on updating this at least once a week going forward. Is this useful? What else would you like to see? Any feedback is welcome.

I’d like to have a section headed Ongoing Initiatives which calls attention to the governance or risk related projects that are actively being worked on. If you are working on something governance/risk related and have a moment to spare, write up a summary post of what you are doing, and I’ll link to it here. This goes equally for the Foundation, can we get a very brief post describing each governance/risk related thing that is currently happening (as much as can be shared?) The planned governance dashboard comes to mind as one example.


Love this idea, maybe once it becomes a habit we can call it out in the Governance call and in the socials.

There is a Community and Governance portal being worked on right now that houses ‘canonical’ docs and information about ongoing initiatives. It might be expanded to include Risk as well.

I’m thinking about setting up some subcategories in the Community section for projects that require comment and another for ‘bounties’. The Governance Dashboard is a good example, it’s been difficult to find a team willing to take the on the project.

Later: As an experiment, I’ve just created a help-wanted tag and posted a RFP for a Governance Dashboard.


Had a brief look at the community and governance portal, looks great. I’ll have some reading to do.

I’ll add a ‘Help Wanted’ section to this whole summary thing, including anything governance or risk related.
Edit: Added.

Updated 10/07/19 with ongoing initiatives.

Updated 15/07/19 with a recent signal poll. Friendly reminder to everyone that we’re still looking for volunteers to help with collateral due-diligence!

I just registered, maybe we can use it to put more focus on these items also.
(other good suggestions also welcome of course)

Updated with this weeks intrigues. @kwadrex create a new topic about the twitter account? Sounds there are a couple of things we could do there. Happy to add a link to it from here.

@LongForWisdom I’m just seeing this now due to typo in my name :slight_smile:
I’ll create a new thread for it.

Hah, my bad @kwadrax, sorry!

Edited for the new week, not too many changes. Everyone start some more interesting conversations!

Updated for this week, I’m going to start adding ‘new’ tags to new stuff that comes in each week. Let me know if there are any other things you’d like to see or changes I should think about making.

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Updated: a little later than I planned but discussion has been light this last week. Would it be beneficial to sticky this? (Currently I have to post each time I update it to move it back to the top of the forum)

@rich.brown can we do sticky posts on discourse?

It’s set up to pin topics that are unread by default. Once a user scrolls to the bottom of the thread it becomes unpinned. Someone would have to test the implications of changing the setting site wide.

Users can also change it in their own settings in Interface -> Other: [x] Automatically unpin topics when I reach the bottom.

EDIT: I just pinned this topic in the Governance category.


This is a great summary!!!


Updated ahead of the weekly governance and risk meeting. Glad you found this summary useful, mario. :slight_smile:


Updated as usual. :slight_smile: