Low Proposal Visibility

What problems exist around proposal visibility using different funding categorisation approaches and how can those problems be solved


Funding categorisations which invite a larger number of proposals can decrease the visibility of proposals and make it hard for voters to go through different types of proposals in one categorisation.

Relevance to funding categorisation

Funding categorisations impact proposal visibility due to what different types of proposals can be submitted and where they can be submitted into the categorisations. The following categorisation approaches could impact proposal visibility:

  • Broad vs specific categorisations - Using broad categorisations will increase the number of proposals in each categorisation which will reduce visibility. Specific categorisations leads to less proposals in each categorisation meaning proposal visibility is less of an issue.

  • Inclusive vs exclusive categorisations - Using inclusive funding categorisation will increase the number of proposals which an be submitted. Exclusive funding categorisation would reduce the of proposals that can be submitted by restricting which focus areas are allowed.

  • Unique vs overlapping categorisations - Unique categorisations help to increase proposal visibility as proposals of a similar focus will be placed into a single categorisation meaning voters don't need to find similar proposals in other categorisations. Overlapping categorisations decrease proposal visibility as it increases the number of categorisation that a single proposal could be submitted.

Potential Solutions

Integrate any of the many approaches that help with directing funding

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