Had a thought and I’m curious what the community thinks. After reading that there is a risk when not enough masternodes upgrade properly when hard forks happen, I realized that this could probably be due to lack of communication and acknowledgment from masternode owners pre-fork. I myself track upgrades to FIRO through github, and I think that’s fine for a lot of people… But what methods do we currently have to get masternode owners to agree to upgrade and ensure that enough of them will do it pre-upgrade?
Here is my proposal:
- Have a discord channel that is only for masternode owners (I’ve asked for this a few times already and no one ever replies).
- Find a way to confirm they are masternode owners to ensure that the channel does not get spammed with non-masternode owners. Maybe a way to send out a notification via the wallet software?
- Pre-fork, or in the case that there are sensitive upgrades to FIRO for masternode owners, post in the channel a poll that can track a count of who is willing to upgrade so devs (like Reuben) can have some form of certainty around what will happen.
I realize that this is pretty centralized, and might concern people. In fact, not everyone uses discord or would be willing to even participate. BUT, sometimes you have to have centralized with a heavy reliance on individual autonomy and voluntarism to get *#[email protected] done and IMO it’s worth trying. What does everyone else think?