Governance feature brainstorming: Making decisions in your group

So far all of the decision-making on Karrot groups happens offline, except for when you want to expel someone from the group. Would it be interesting to make a broader discuss-and-vote feature? It could work in a way similar to the conflict resolution process (Issues on the Karrot’s sidenav-menu). Anyone (or should it be only those with enough trust?) could start a discussion and make a proposal for people to discuss for 7 days and cast their vote on it. Whether and how to make these decisions binding is up for each group to solve on their own.

For more background on this idea, see Conflict resolution with possibility to remove user from group

Another idea related to the conflict resolution feature is to develop it further so people could implement less drastic sanctions. For example, to freeze a person from the group for a certain period of time or to ban them temporarily from doing pickups at certain places.

Would any of these ideas work well in your group? Do you have any other ideas that could be useful, taking into consideration the experiences you have in your group? :thinking: Let us know!
@karolina @danveg @Teddy @tiltec @djahnie @nicksellen

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Hi,
thanks for raising the topic!
I think the second aspect is more interesting - other less drastic sanctions. I think both could work - freezing or baning from a place. Maybe it could depend on what was the problem. For example picking too often at one place (e.g., a very rewarding one like a fancy bakery) -> ban for a month from this place, but not taking everything and cherry-picking -> freezing in general. What do others think?
Karolina