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Aragon Monthly

Aragon Monthly is a community-curated monthly digital newspaper about Decentralized Autonomous Organizations and the Aragon ecosystem

Content curation is the process of gathering information relevant to a particular topic or area of interest.

Aragon Monthly is created by the community, for the community.

Anyone can contribute by creating or requesting new content regarding Decentralized Autonomous Organizations or about anything related to the Aragon ecosystem.


How does this work?

  • Community members, Contributors and Editors create Issues for News, Articles and Classifieds
    • These Issues are requests for new content to the upcoming newspaper issue

  • Issues that get "upvoted" by the community will have a bounty label added and that bounty will be funded to incentivise fulfillment of that request
    • Editors can also add the bounty label to any Issue they consider to be interesting content
      • The person who created the Issue may also request the bounty label to be added if they wish to fund that Issue themselves
    • Once a bounty label has been added, anyone can send funds (ETH or ERC20 tokens) to the smart contract and help fund that bounty

  • Anyone can contribute to creating the requested content on Issues by creating a new Pull Request that fills the request
    • By creating a new Pull Request that Closes issue #X, anyone is free to claim the bounty on that Issue
      • These will be reviewed on a first-come first-served basis
    • Editors are community members that frequently contribute high quality content and have priority over other contributors. They can assign themselves to Issues in order to signal their intent to fulfill that particular Issue

  • At the end of the month, Pull Requests are frozen and any open Issues are cleaned
    • Editors will evaluate open Issues to see if they think it should be carried over to the next newspaper issue and close all remaining ones
    • Reviewers and Editors will review all open Pull Requests and either merge or close those accordingly
    • The Editor-in-chief makes sure that all completed Pull Requests are merged, compiles the Front Page and ensures that everything is working fine, publishes the Monthly newspaper issue to https://monthly.aragon.one/ and sends out the Aragon Monthly Newsletter

How can I contribute?

By creating new content

There's a few different ways to contribute new content:


News

There's news happening all the time and we're looking to have all the interesting content presented in the newspaper!


Articles



By requesting new content

If you have a topic that you would like to read about, create a New Issue with a descriptive Title and a clear description of the type of content you would want to see in Aragon Monthly.

Be sure to include all the details in the new Issue as described in the Guide for submitting a new Issue


How do I run a local version of the site for editing?

  • Install MkDocs
  • Install mkdocs-material using Python, pip install mkdocs-material
  • In the aragon-monthly directory, run mkdocs serve
  • Open http://localhost:8000/ in your browser

Staff Contributors

The Editor-in-chief is the publication's editorial leader who has final responsibility for its operations and policies.

Editors are people who regularly provide content to the publication and make sure that the content is always high quality. They write articles, review Pull Requests, and are generally active in the creation of this publication.

Reviewers are people who contribute by helping review new content submitted via Pull Requests.

Columnists are people dedicated to contributing quality content for an extended period of time - usually on the same subject area or theme each time - that typically contains the author's opinion or point of view.

  • Editor/Reviewer/Columnist - Get your name here by contributing!

Future goals

  • Make Aragon Monthly so successful that there's a demand for Aragon Weekly
  • Turn Aragon Monthly into a DAO that fully governs the project