Proposal: Solution to Improve DAO Governance Efficiency

  1. Motivation:

I believe Arbitrum DAO is very serious about the its Governance Process and involving community in making key decisions as evidently by the amount of work has go into this document (Arbitrum Governance Process)

I’m a co-founder of Syncvote. I believe our tool can add tangible value to the implementation of Arbitrum DAO’s governance process without any changes to the current setup. The goal is to let admins and members focus on making decisions instead of getting lost in tech stuff.

  1. Problem Now:

I see 3 existing problems in implementing Arbitrum DAO governance process:

  1. The proposer must remember all the technical details of the governance process to avoid making mistakes.

  2. The proposer has to bounce around different platforms, such as Arbitrum, for each step of the process.

  3. Any solution that could potentially consolidate everything into one platform for consistency and ease of navigation would require the DAO to abandon its current setup and adopt a new one.

  4. How We Solve It:

Syncvote is a chrome extension that can provide a unified front-end for any DAO member that wants to make a proposal to Arbitrum DAO. It acts like a central hub, no more bouncing between different platforms. Members can kick off and handle proposals, watch progress, and move through stages – all in one interface.

Why Syncvote will fit nicely into the current Arbitrum DAO practice:

  1. Non-invasive, there isn’t any new platform to familiarize with, just open the extension and click “start new proposal” to start.

  2. The extension works with all the platforms DAO has been using, so you don’t need to make any changes to your current setup.

  3. It’s free, our goal is to eventually put every DAO to operate completely on-chain, so until Arbitrum DAO decides to write data on-chain; it won’t cost you anything.

My co-founder’s created this video to illustrate how the plugin works for a DAO: Syncvote Demo

  1. Next Steps to Implement:

To implement this transformative solution for Arbitrum DAO, we propose the following steps:

  1. After the proposal has been passed, I will convert the Arbitrum DAO Governance Process into a format compatible with Syncvote. An administrator/coreteam member can help me to follow-up and also check its accuracy.
  2. After that, Arbitrum DAO will start announcing to community members on forum, announcement channels on discord and twitter Arbitrum that they can start using Syncvote extension to make new proposals from then on.

In conclusion, I see this as a straightforward implementation that helps to smooth governance experience for Arbitrum DAO community members. I would be grateful if Arbitrum DAO adopts Syncvote.

Thank you for reading my post. I would like to have your feedback on this topic.



Hello mates,

I would love to have some of your comments on the topic. The proposal aims to make the governance process be something easy for every community member to take part in.
Do you think the governance process now is easy enough for everyone to cast a vote or raise a voice?

Thank you for providing a detailed overview of Syncvote’s potential value to the Arbitrum DAO governance process. Your tool seems to offer a promising solution, making governance more seamless and alleviating the burdens on proposers and community members.

Among the challenges you highlighted, there are indeed many common issues in governance processes, such as the intricacies of technical details and the inconvenience of platform switching. Syncvote, as a non-intrusive tool, can provide DAO members with a consistent and user-friendly interface without altering the current settings, which is highly anticipated.

Your concise and clear explanation of Syncvote, along with the outlined plans for subsequent implementation steps, is impressive. Once Syncvote becomes a part of the Arbitrum DAO practice, we believe that community members will participate more effortlessly in the governance process, focusing more on decision-making rather than technical details.

We look forward to seeing this transformative solution in action.


Thank @duokongcrypto for the feedback and showing your supports on my proposals,

I do think that Aribitrum DAO involves alot of activities and requires a lot of works. That’s why making things simple for users would be the top priority to think of. Syncvote goes directly to that point.
We’re also developing automated tools in Syncvote, that could help DAO even more.