Proposal #57 failed to reach quorum. Although such phenomenon is not a big problem as of yet, it may become a problem if vote absence continues or increases. Failure to reach quorum results in failure to reach a decision which obstructs network development and adaptation to changes. Cosmos network’s governance proposal process takes min. 2 weeks as it is and this issue of failure to reach decisions due to absent voters further delays time. Recent failures to reach quorum were solely due to certain validators’ repeat absences. Please consider two suggestions below to rectify the situation.
Slash validators who fail to vote in 3 consecutive proposals
The simplest way to rectify this would be to activate the punishment function non-voting validator. The punishment function was disabled to prevent validators from voting without consideration of the issue but solely to avoid punishment., which is a valid concern. But if “abstain” is an option in the vote, the concern will become null. The function will only slash those who fail to vote on three consecutive proposals. It seems fair to assume that anyone who fails to vote on such numerous occasions are deliberately not exercising their rights to vote.
Provide dashboard of validators’ involvement in votes (participation of and how they voted)
As of now, it is difficult for delegators to find out whether validator voted, and what their vote entailed. Cosmos community consists of diverse members, so allowing everyone to easily access information online is important- such as an online dashboard that displays such information. The community can select and fund a team for the project.