I think we’re talking about the same thing.
We now have a forum that is intensely valuable as a tool to surface signals and have deep debate. It is my hope that most of what we call ‘Governance’ will happen here. But, because we cannot determine if anyone in the forum is a MKR Token Voter with any absolute certainty, it is convenient to assume that the discussions, polls, manifestos that we see here are generated by the Community.
This is the venue where everyone who has an interest can influence the debate and help shape the decisions that are raised up to Polls and put before the ‘Voters’. These Polls and Votes will, once we have the freedom to worry about more than just the stability fee every week, become one of the primary segments of the governance calls where we will surface them and debate relative merits. This puts them into a public record (social media, video, audio, transcripts, translations) and is generally just a nice way for people to stay engaged.
But, as I never get tired of repeating, the the governance calls are fundamentally not a place for making decisions. It’s a tiny window of time, set up in a North American TZ, held in English. The only way decisions happen are through Polls and Votes.