Reference Guide

SVIP - SuperVerse Improvement Proposal - A formal document proposing a new feature, project, goal, or change to any proposal that has already been implemented.

SVIP Idea - This is the first step in the process of creating an SVIP. The SVIP idea is presented to the community for feedback for a seven-day period.

SVIP Draft - The second step in the process of creating an official SVIP. An SVIP draft must be submitted directly to an admin using a predetermined template.

SVIP Template - The required SVIP Template for SVIP Proposals.

SVIP Author - The DAO member or members behind the SVIP. The SVIP Author is responsible for incorporating community feedback, answering any questions or points of clarification regarding the proposal, and following the steps of the SVIP proposal process.

SVIP Categories - the SVIP Author, in partnership with an admin, selects one of the following categories for the SVIP based on the intent of the proposal:

Fund Allocation Proposal - Fund allocation proposals are for the utilization of the DAO fund.

Partnership Consideration Proposal - Partnership consideration proposals aim to highlight opportunities where collaboration with other projects or individuals can benefit the ecosystem.

Process and Informational Proposal - Process or informational proposals are for changes to an existing process, changes to the implementation, or general information for the community. Examples include changes to existing DAO procedures, guidelines, or the use of tools by the DAO.

Resubmission Proposal - a proposal that was previously submitted but did not pass due to initial rejection by admins or the Board, or by not passing a vote. All proposal categories have a special template for resubmission that the SVIP Author must link to the original proposal, clearly state why it did not pass, and clearly explain how the resubmission is different.

SVIP Analysis Report - A report conducted by a project management team engaged by the Super Foundation to ensure that all costs, steps to implement, legal considerations, third-party review requirements, potential conflicts of interests, and any further implications have been properly vetted. This is considered to be a service for the community given that SVIP Authors will be submitting SVIP Drafts with little to no resources.

SVIP Moderation - The act of reviewing an SVIP Draft to determine whether or not it meets the predetermined and DAO-approved guidelines. If an SVIP passes the SVIP Moderation phase, it becomes a Pending SVIP.

Pending SVIP - The SVIP status after it passes the SVIP Moderation phase.

Post-Moderation Designation - The process of designation of all Pending SVIPs that have successfully been through the SVIP Analysis Report and SVIP Moderation phases. There are two designations given at this stage: 1) “Straight to Vote,” which is for any Pending SVIP where costs, content, and implications are considered to be straightforward and of no risk to the well-being of the DAO. 2) “Needs Administrative Review,” which is for any Pending SVIP with costs, content, or implications that are considered to be complicated or a potential risk to the well-being of the DAO and therefore must be reviewed by the Board of the DAO.

Administrative Review - The process of evaluating Pending SVIPs that have been tagged as “Needs Administrative Review” to determine whether they should be halted or sent to vote by the community.

Return for Clarification - A type of administrative classification that requires the SVIP Author to clarify certain information regarding the Pending SVIP. This classification would be given in cases such as cost to implement being unclear, proposing to utilize a larger percentage of the Ecosystem Fund than is justified based on the value it would provide to the community, or being in direct conflict with an active SVIP.

Return for Reconstruction - a type of administrative classification that requires the proposer to restart the proposal submission process because the Pending SVIP violates DAO-approved requirements, or in cases of violation of the law, reasonable suspicion of fraud or other misleading information, or the pending SVIP being at odds with the mission, values, or well-being of the Foundation or DAO.

SVIP Vote - An SVIP that has passed all required approval stages and is launched for the community to vote on it. The voting options for a Live SVIP are “In favor” and “Against.” Voting “In favor” means the voter is in favor of implementing the SVIP exactly as-is. Voting “Against” means the voter is against implementing the SVIP exactly as-is — voters may vote “Against” to encourage the SVIP Author to resubmit the SVIP after making changes.

Final SVIP - An SVIP that has completed the voting process. There are two subcategories here: Accepted and Rejected.

Implementation of Accepted SVIP - The process of implementing an SVIP that has met the voting requirements and has been accepted by the community via a vote, based on the predetermined steps laid out in the SVIP Draft/SVIP Template and SVIP Analysis Report phases.

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