Should we create a forum category for Zcash Improvement Proposals that can allow for more casual discussion of ideas outside of submitting full-blown ZIP proposals?
It sounds like in ZIP0, the mailing list is intended for this. I’m wondering if there are a group of users who would prefer this forum, and another who’d prefer the mailing list. We can do both, IMO.
I noticed a “Community Collaborations Protocol” category here, with 0 posts. That sounds similar to what I want except I want a category that is as broad as ZIPs, so that can include ZIP process changes, governance changes, as well as protocol or technical stuff.
We kind of crossed wires here… it was suggested yesterday that we have a Network Upgrade category to discuss protocol/consensus changes via ZIPs and the moderators voted that a more generic “protocol” category made sense to allow for a broader set of discussions under the category. This is where the unused “protocol” category comes from. I made it yesterday.
I think instead of also doing a ZIP category, we have and additional category for governance discussions (this would include discussions on process ZIPs). (Just called a vote from moderators on this as I did for the protocol category.)
This way, all ZIP types (consensus, standard and process) could be discussed under one of these two categories but we could also have other protocol and governance discussions within them respectively that don’t necessarily imply association with a ZIP.
I would greatly prefer this forum over a mailing list. I am working (with a surprising degree of success) on just not using email any more. The only remaining task I still have to use email for is sending and receiving business introductions.