SCP-156: Remove Incubation as a required step in the DAO's governance process


This proposal seeks to remove the mandated step of Incubation from our governance process in order to simplify the confusion with naming conventions and the process by which our community can enact changes in the DAO.


Currently our governance process consists of 3 steps that are required to pass a new proposal: Incubation, Ideation, and a final Snapshot vote. While Incubation can be useful to gather community input, it essentially acts as a “Request for Comment” phase and should not be a strict requirement if a proposal is already well formulated and ready for a more formal vote from the community.

If passed, this proposal would remove the requirement for an Incubation post and deprecate the Incubation name to reduce confusion with similarly named steps in the process.


The DAO is at a critical juncture in its lifecycle. The need for the community to be able to quickly and effectively make decisions is more important than ever. Simplifying the process and removing confusion around naming conventions will help token holders navigate the process more efficiently.


Incubation will become an optional step in our governance process. The name Incubation will no longer be used and instead suggest tagging forum posts of this nature with [RFC] (request for comment). The minimum final vote time will be modified from 3 days to 5 days The minimum time for ideation will be modified from 5 days to 7 days This change will reduce the increase possible timeline for a proposal to be passed through to 12 days from 11 days


Simpler Process Clearer naming convention


Changing the governance process involves some time period for the community to adjust to the new process. In theory, some proposal ideas may have never made it past an Incubation post, but based on the history of the DAO this has not been the case. Additionally there was never anything stopping someone from moving a proposal to Ideation even if there was strong dissent during Incubation.

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