Please note that this is a full revision of an earlier post. I have received excellent feedback on this proposal from a number of colleagues and I am there for reforming it.
I think OSL is fully convinced that they own all discussion channels for osmosis. I don’t believe this to be true and simultaneously, OSL has routinely engaged in self-promotion in channels that in fact they disallow self-promotion for others in.
I can’t count the number of times that OSL renewal has been shilled and pushed on validators in every OSL run channel. Strangely, members of OSL said that this had never occurred, but I remember being very heavily lobbied on very many occasions.
Anyway, the reality is that they have every right to lobby, so I never objected to it. Furthermore, loving activity by validators, of the type that affects vote power, is literally a factor that keeps osmosis safe and allows for delegators to learn more about validators.
The OSL cited two incidents of very poor behavior on the part of validators as justification for their censorship which by necessity affects the security of the network:
Wosmongton making unfulfilled promises to the community
Validatus doing some other kind of sketch/rug kinda stuff.
A reasonable OSL would be simply stating that that is their opinion, at times it is very necessary to be discriminatory because the discrimination is good for outcomes. Banning all discussion of validator work is bad for outcomes. Bans on speech are bad.
Make new chats that the OSL (and possibly the cosmos circus) do not control so that the ozrosis telegram does not turn into the historical Cosmos hub governance telegram
OSL reverts position, making this governance proposal unnecessary and enshrinng the right of all groups to talk about their work
Make a governance proposal which removes OSL from chat administration fully
It has come to my attention that in fact it is possible that some of my content was not of the genius variety that I thought.
Getting the feedback directly from OSL, instead of others, would have been very helpful. I do believe that social media stuff is under the OSL umbrella and what I was really trying to do and still am trying to do and won’t stop trying to do, is raise awareness of osmosis’s really really great technical features and community .