Re: to your edit
Metrics on their current videos imho is quite poor, at least when looking for it in terms of bang for buck.
Socialblade lists their channel grade as C+ https://socialblade.com/youtube/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g and their recent videos barely break triple digits. Their daily video view average appears to be 158.
Another channel, that charges between $15-250 per published video, and easily gets thousands of viewers per video, has a B rank and averages 35,000 views a day.
I’m just looking to be purely pragmatic here… ~$100K for 4 extremely low activity videos and a maybe in-person event seems like a terrible deal. Compare that to the other channel… $100k with the most expensive option would yield 400 videos… on a channel with WAY more activity, viewership etc… basically orders of magnitude better ROI.
The irony here is this supposed to improve marketing for Cosmos, but has literally already had the opposite effect without even passing: https://www.reddit.com/r/cosmosnetwork/comments/mssdf8/reject_prop_42_zkvalidator_5000_atom_cash_grab
It seems that post has even been censored…
Some people I know already sold due to the apparent unanimity in voting YES for this proposal, albeit I tried to explain to them NOs aren’t really even necessary until quorum. However, at the same time it’s a bittersweet action for many of them since they sold at ATH, but that’s neither here nor there, mostly about the already negative impact of this play is my point here…
A 100k bounty for some actual projects may be better spend than some videos on a barely viewed channel, and again I mean no hate, but there’s really no way to sugarcoat it, and I’m frustrated it’s caused people to jump ship in fear of these community proposals just being for those in the good ol’ boys clubs. I think it’s moreso a case of validator ignorance to the proposals, and just voting for the sake of being active, and also not wanting to rock the ship by voting no.
Zaki, since you’re the head of Iqlusion and one of the validators that voted Yes, if you have some rationale for why you voted that way, it may alleviate some people’s fears and help them better understand, because to “most” outside these circles, this proposal does not seem to make sense in terms of value.
EDIT: Also to tone down some of the potential negativity of this post, which I am trying to keep to a minimum whilst keeping dialog to a maximum, I do wanna say that I do greatly appreciate all the videos they have already done regarding Cosmos etc… which benefits both them as a stakeholder in Cosmos and the wider community.