I’ve been a big fan of increasing our SourceCred payments. Full disclosure, I work closely with the SourceCred team through GovAlpha and have helped with some of the recent weight changes so take my enthusiasm for the program with a grain of salt.
SourceCred was the thing that took my interest in Maker from a intellectual curiosity to an incentivized reason to come back everyday, and while 5 months later the SourceCred payments don’t matter to me nearly as much as they did at the beginning, it was still a large reason why I was able to take the time to become a paid contributor. Additionally, while the DAI amount is no longer as material to me, every month I still look at my SourceCred payment compared to the previous month. I’m engaging a lot more this month because my last payment was smaller which got me to reflect on how much time I’ve been spending collaborating in meetings rather than publicly on the forum.
As far as Governance issues with SourceCred, it’s pretty clear the data has a lot of value. How much we want to pay people to participate is a bit trickier of a question, but objectively we want to pay enough to encourage repeat contributions and not enough to encourage malicious attacks. IMO we could easily double the payments without upsetting the balance, and the move would be a great excuse to team up with Marketing and really promote the DAO. Like it’s pretty revolutionary that all you have to do here to get paid is show up with some reasonable ideas. How many more talented individuals would we attract if they knew their time would be valued from the moment they created an account?