MetaNews #4 - January 2023
Hear ye, news & posts from MetaGame, MetaAlliance, wider DAO, Web3 & the World
Another month, another dose of everything that happened inside MetaGame & the MetaAlliance, served with a portion of Meta: news & posts curated from the wider DAO & Web3 space as well as the wider webs of the world beyond!
In this, the 4th Edition of MetaNews, we have:
The Player of the Month award
Chainlog—what’s been happening in MetaGame
MetaAlliance—what’s up with the crew in the wider ecosystem
Meta™—notes and news from web3 & the wider world
… which is admittedly the same sort of thing as last time. But in the same way that you never step in the same river twice, the waves and swirls of MetaGame float fresh MetaNews to you every month.
Wait, WTF is MetaGame?
Hey, welcome new curious octopi joining us since last issue! 👋
For the fresh; MetaGame is a massive online coordination game with the goal of finding the most optimal ways to play life on a personal as well as the collective level.
Just consider it a real-life MMO-RPG & know we’re currently producing educational & other media, organizing events & overall, building the onboarding for the DAO space & a network of DAOs as well as an operating system for composable communities, a modular front-end for web3 legos.
Maybe check out the above interview & and cya in there?
🎖🎖 Player of the Month 🎖🎖
For the month of January 2023, by popular acclaim and verifiable voting, MetaGame Player of the Month is luxumbra—limelight-avoidant, yet incredibly prolific.
If you’ve been hanging about the MetaGame Discord over the past year or two you will have noticed luxumbra has been doing a lot of everything—Seed distribution calculator for Mint, Chievmints NFT distributor, Community Call banner designer, code-checker, innkeeper, and now – as well – the MG Community Champ.
A much deserved award 🏆
Community calls this month have featured:
Jan Yo from Happily Ever After
CBob of Metokens
Dakota from Cohere Network
Thanks for dropping by! MetaGame hosts Community Calls every Friday. Check out the #announcements channel to see who’s on the guest list.
Props to the Community Call crew for getting all the calls set up, with extra props to Musashi13, joseacabrerav, luxumbra, 𝕓❍𝕘𝕚𝕖, cami, vanessagil, and Apeiron Creations—there’s a lot of work behind the scenes to make it seem so smooth.
BTW! 𝕓❍𝕘𝕚𝕖 archives most of the calls, you can catch a replay if you missed it:
January 6 Community Call, featuring Jan Yo (HEA) and CBob (archived on YouTube, on Lenstube)
January 20 Community Call, featuring Dakota and 0xJustice (archived on YouTube, on Lenstube)
January 27 Community Call, with a MetaGame crew team-up (archived on YouTube, on Lenstube)
🌪 Experiment Zone
The Experiment Zone returns …
𝕓❍𝕘𝕚𝕖 and a few of the crew made a slightly out-of-control pilot episode of 3D MetaNews—watch it on LensTube.
ALKOHLMIST tries out his hand at doing something similiar, except in the physical
Which one do you like more? Let us know in the comments or 😬-feedback-box if you’re a member 🙃
joseacabrerav and luxumbra tried out Warmspace.
joseacabrerav and vanessagil put on Bards’ Nights every thursday
joseacabrerav also booked a bunch of guests for the community gatherings, and kept the Discord events calendar up to date
Musashi13 and ApeironCreations took their turns to host community calls
Musashi13 also set up the first Community Circle call with luxumbra
… and held a LogiX class
… and organised 1+1 calls to keep the events organised
… and stayed active as an Innkeeper
Community Champ luxumbra was also busy Innkeeping, welcoming newcomers and gently prompting players to add Coordinape contributions and #did-a-things, plus coordinating Community Circle alignment calls
peth did some cleaning up of the intro & onboarding channels
Thanks to Cami and Jan Yo for the pre-community-call games and meditation session!
Props to [cryptoKoH.lens] for the server boost!
Welcome KoH - newest member of MetaFam!
The tech team were extremely busy last month.
A few of the highlights …
Beyondr made updates to the Guild profile pages
nitegeist worked on the onboarding guidance page
vid helped with PR reviews and code suggestions
dan13ram added support for custom blocks in MyMeta profiles. Does your guild need a custom section for your MyMeta profile? Contact the Builder team
joseacabrerav gave Guilds pages a once-over and found a bunch of things to fix
peth did reviews of completed tasks in Dework
The Timeout bot in Discord got some updates from Misanth
Sero built the ENS integration for MyMeta
luxumbra contributed code reviews and ideas for fix techniques, and (with Polimyl) did the calcs for December distributions of Seeds
Polimyl noticed a missing a payment needed to keep everything running
As busy as the tech team was, dysbulic and Alec were at the next level up.
Alec’s month included:
Work covered by the Ceramic grant: attending check-in calls with Ceramic and giving them a MyMeta mini-explainer, working with the Octagon and Bridgebuilder Guild to step through more of the milestones
Helped bridgebuilders make updates to Guild pages on the website
Made a Proof of Concept to send MyMeta profile data into a ComposeDB node
Set up and managed the Tech board on Dework
Updated the Great Houses and Discord bot
Made updates to the Guild signup process. (Do you have a guild-ish organisation that should be part of MetaGame? Get started here)
dysbulic did all this (and probably more):
Hosted the Tech Align call at the start of the month
Implemented a test of the members-only features
Dropped in on a SourceCred call to get info from the … err … source, and worked on making the Coordinape to SourceCred conversion calculation more accurate
Took a good look over Alec’s model for moving MyMeta data into ComposeDB
Various work on MyMeta bits and bobs, including bringing ETH address display back, fixing blurry titles, and speeding up page loads on the players list
Saved us money by spotting bills for unused services
Helped keep the code flowing with reviews and help on 10+ GitHub issues
And casually dropped the Coorditang website, where we get an overview of the Seed payments
And welcome to new Builder Sero, who built the ENS integration!
A new episode of the 𝔽𝕣𝕠𝕟𝕥𝕚𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕠𝕗 ℂ𝕠𝕠𝕣𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 podcast featured Dekan Brown talking to peth on the future of DAOs. Play it back here! Produced and published by eowulia, with promo and show notes by vanessagil.
peth’s 𝕄𝕖𝕥𝕒𝔾𝕒𝕞𝕖 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕄𝕖𝕥𝕒𝕄𝕠𝕕𝕖𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕤𝕞 𝕡𝕒𝕣𝕥 𝟙 post might already have illuminated your inbox, but it’s here to read if you didn’t already.
Rika, the MetaMedia Champion, got busy. For e.g. (but not limited to):
Made a deep dive into MetaGame with a focus on Playbooks.
Met with Cami to talk Playbooks, and sought out great playbook examples of
Met with joseacabrerav to talk about the bridgebuilding × playbooks process combo
Started scoping out a DAO Research Collective collab for a Quest Chain/Playbook on Decentralization
Cami worked with joseacabrerav on playbooks and bridgebuilding
Cami also migrated & updated all the Playbooks from the wiki into QC 👀
luxumbra made banners and templates for Community Call promo, plus NFT designs for Player of the Month, Player of the Season, and MG2023.
dysbulic SVG-ified the NFT designs, adding animations and player names.
peth wrote a How to Champion Things playbook, now on Quest Chains
peth also wrote the MetaGame Purplepaper 👀
vanessagil completed her apprenticeship with Anna and has now taken on much of the promo posting
tenfinney (what’s uppppp) promoted the MetaGame Guilds concept to LexDAO members via Web3Skills
peth officially started championing the Growth Ring!
Went on the Impact DAOs podcast to be interviewed about MetaGame
Updated our Gitcoin grant & sent an email to donors
Drafted the whitepaper
Talked to more token engineers, answered questions & continued ideating the tokenomics as well as supplying data to token engineers
Spent time talking to all of The Octagon members, wrote a short post & talked on the call to make sure everyone is on the same page in terms of priorities
Created a new bridgebuilding database in Notion, migrated & updated the bridgebuilding questions template
Wrote, submitted, voted & processed the final proposal for the Seed Fund
Hosted the first Growth Ring call
Had a guild onboarding follow-up survey call with dOrg
Put together all championing proposal roadmaps into a single roadmap, sent it out to a bunch of people for feedback & discussed at the Octagon call. Created the new channel & roles
Went to Panvala's community call & presented MetaGame to their community
We’re making preps for ETHDenver. Are you going? Say hello!
We continued doing bard’s night, organizing great community calls & added player profiles, so people get to meet more of players of MetaGame
We continued fixing bugs on the platform, dysbulic made MyMeta load like 5x faster & Alec is making great progress on the new Ceramic migration
We have two contenders for MetaNews video version 👀
Shipped 2 great podcast episodes & a post about WTF is Metamodernism, which is kind of a cornerstone in MetaGame
Passed the final Seed Fund DAO proposal & drained it. Not a positive highlight buuut!
It’s actually not a bad thing! We stretched these $200k to last pretty much a full year, shipped 1.0 etc.
The new fundraise is officially kicking off at ETHDenver, there’s this Purplepaper now, there will be a pitch deck soon & I hope you’ll have some leads!
If you’re going to ETHDenver & want to meet with a few MGers for whatever reason, DM @petheth on telegram or twitter
Quest Chains got busy, adding a community manager to go with their growing community, plus adding a bunch of extra features. Check out a post on Medium to see how they’re making quests and soulbound NFTs work with Guild.xyz
EthicHub presented on ReFi at Block World Tour in Granada
DAO Drops, retroactive public goods funding launched by dOrg. Read about that and more
Find out what Bloom Network means when they talk about their Local Blooms, and read all about regenerative networks on their Medium blog
Women in web3, make your application for the MGD DAO Season Two Cohort
Commons Stack partners with ReFiDAOist to launch the ReFi Commons Incubator
Safary DAO’s web3 community growth tools analysis got a link from this Hacker Noon article. How do you get into the Safary Web3 growth community? See the path here
SourceCred bug alert! If your Discord is large enough have message IDs in the quintillions, you need to upgrade to v0.11.2. (Is your Discord large enough to have message IDs in the quintillions? Do you know how big a quintillion is?!)
If you're staking $GIV in Giveth’s GIVfarm, you can vote & participate in roadmap planning. Get involved here, and check out an episode of their new podcast
Opolis can help you set up an S-corp or C-corp LLC – see how here
Get links about AMMs and Liquidity Providers from this TokenEngineering thread
Panvala hooks up with Giveth to allow extra $PAN funding for verified projects.
dOrg was featured in “a legal and empirical review” of DAOs and had Magenta from Bloom Network on the hot seat for episode 5 of their podcast to talk about accelerating the adoption of regenerative practices
Get into Solidity and Scaffold-ETH with the BuidlGuidl guide
Codeslaw - new cap from MetaFactory w/ LexDAO
DAOhaus DAOs can get extra analytical with a new plugin from karma
See what’s up with Deep Work Studio: ops/finance, BitQuery and MakerDAO, and remote cooking?
Starting tomorrow: Community Business Models Workshop Series
Owocki summoning MetacrisisDAO 🐙
Strategies for Personal Growth from LessWrong
Parable of the Talents from Slate Star Codex
Turn your community into a DAO – a Coindesk article
Cooperative Web3: a (lengthy) discussion on platform cooperativism and the intersection with the web3 movement – get a PDF link
Spend 2mil a year to get 5 years younger? There were are few articles on this going around (Medium, Project Blueprint, Bloomberg (maybe 💲) 🐙
“Pump Yourself Up”, courtesy of The Arnold
PT Barnum’s old-school The Art of Money Getting
Helplessly (Homelessly) Hoping essay by Jamie Wheal
The Rise of Autonomous Organizations: The End of the Middle Manager?
Choose Good Quests - A Silicon Valley Crisis of Nonsense
Links marked with the 🐙 were sourced from the member-only #learning-whatever and #brain-exchange channels in the MetaGame Discord. Unlock Octo-only channels by becoming a MetaGame Player.
Now that you’ve seen this newsletter might be useful to you…
Over the next weeks (& decades) we’ll continue shipping great content, fixing bugs, polishing the platform & preparing for the fundraise starting at ETHDenver.
If you’re in Denver & want to hang with MetaFam, DM @petheth
Other than that…
Yep you’ve guessed it, more great Community Gatherings! 🙃
Join us for The 9th Seasoning? 👀
🐰 Happy Year of the Rabbit! 🧧