Participating in Token House governance will require a serious time commitment. For this reason, we will strongly encourage people claiming OP in Airdrop #1 (and future Airdrops) to delegate the voting power of their tokens to a community member who has explicitly volunteered to play an active role in Token House governance. These volunteers are called delegates.
If you’d like to show up as a delegate on the claiming website, please carefully read and fill out the following Delegate Commitment form. Please also feel free to ask any clarifying questions in the Delegation Questions & Feedback thread.
Delegation is a commitment to the Optimism Collective. If you haven’t done so already, you should read and understand the Optimistic Vision and Collective Constitution documents. The Optimistic Vision paints a picture for what the Optimism Collective is attempting to do in the long-term. The Collective Constitution explains how, practically, we aim to bring this vision to life. Familiarizing yourself with these documents is crucial to being an effective delegate.
Delegates are a critical part of the Optimism Collective governance model. Without delegates we cannot effectively translate individual needs and wants into Collective action. Becoming a delegate is a commitment to engage actively in the governance of the Optimism Collective for the benefit of the Collective’s citizenry.
Although the exact roles and asks of a delegate will likely change over time, delegates are expected to shoulder the following key responsibilities:
- Read, understand, and provide any necessary feedback on governance forum posts.
- Think critically and give input on governance experiments that will define the future of the Collective.
- Explore new ways to improve the Optimism Collective as a whole, whether by technical improvements, governance changes, or any other means.
- Understand Optimism network parameters and how these parameters can be tuned to ensure that the core Optimism network functions optimally for all network participants.
- Actively vote on governance proposals and explain the thinking behind each vote when helpful.
- Promote the Collective’s cultural values by setting a positive example for the general public.
Acting as a delegate is expected to be a significant amount of effort and should be treated as a serious commitment. Just as the Optimism Collective aims to fairly and adequately reward the creation of public goods, the Collective will aim to fairly and adequately reward its delegates. Delegates will eventually receive compensation for this significant time commitment once the role has stabilized.
If you’d like to be presented to users for delegation on the OP Airdrop #1 claim website once it’s live, reply to this forum thread using the following template. Please leave the prompts intact and answer on the same line.
To avoid impersonation, we ask that delegates complete a profile using Tally. This can be done by logging into Tally with Twitter and associating an Ethereum address with your profile that matches the address you submitted on this form (example). If you’d prefer not to use Tally, you may post a tweet that links to your delegate submission, then edit your submission to link to the tweet.
Address or ENS:
Verification (Tally profile or tweet):
I have read and understood the Delegate Commitment Process:
I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment:
My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:
My view on the Optimistic Vision:
My view on the first three articles of the Working Constitution:
My Web3 interests:
Choose ≤ five from the following set. List them as comma-separated values as your answer, like: “A, B, C”.
Accessibility, Bridges, Cryptography, DAOs, Data and analytics, DeFi, Developer tools, Economics, Events, Environment, Gaming, Governance, Identity, Infrastructure, Legal, Messaging, Music, NFTs, Oracles, Privacy, Security, Social impact, Visual art, Wallets, Writing, Zero knowledge
Languages I speak and write:
Please choose from the ISO 639-1 list
My skills and areas of expertise: [optional]
My favorite Web3 projects: [optional]
List ≤ 3 projects