The SCF round 5 submission phase has closed. What a wild last 24 hours! So many procrastinators 😉
All told if my count is correct we've got 33 entries this round. Amazing! Not all entries are created equal however and like last round we've gone through and combed out a few which didn't quite measure up to the standards of the SCF. These entries in no particular order are:
Insufficient effort around functionality already natively available on StellarTerm.
Changing lives with cryptocurrency such as XLM
Not an entry. For charity or donation efforts explore services like Lumenthropy.
Stellar Community Forum
Already won the SCF.
Little substantive work done. No live element.
No evidence of substantive work done. No live element.
Hide my secret
Not utilizing Stellar in any meaningful way.
This project is interesting and it was a tough call but ultimately the entry just isn't ready.
Live aspect isn't working, entry template wasn't followed well and it's not clear how or if Stellar has been implemented in any meaningful way.
Doesn't seem to have Stellar implemented in any meaningful way. This grant is not for funding bug bounties. Once they can implement and deliver on some of their other intentions it's possible this entry would be reconsidered for future rounds.
Russian Speaking Stellar Community
As much as we want to support content and documentation entries in the SCF it's clear this entry is not and has no intention of competing within the rules or spirit of the SCF. This is a fund for work completed or proven not for a promise of future work.
Entrant has made it clear they have no intention of competing within the rules or spirit of the SCF.
Aside from these disqualifications there are several projects right on the edge of a disqualification which will be disqualified before the nomination vote if they don't significantly improve their entries in the coming weeks. I see a strong effort but the delivery is weak. We need the community review process to be as seamless and straight forward as possible. Leaving too much clicking and exploring outside GalacticTalk is a big ask when there are this many entries. I will be reaching out to these projects individually with my critique.
If you aren't in either of these lists now is not the time to rest. Keep improving and marketing your efforts. Make it easy to understand and "get" your idea. We've got a pretty sizeable pool of entries this round and the results will largely be determined by your ability to quickly sell your idea to a busy but educated community. Be very detailed and direct, explore new avenues like audio and video, don't keep it simple, keep it Stellar.
For all the reviewers and voters out there remember to keep it civil and please use this form to report on any issues, complaints or ideas. We are listening and your feedback is and has been incredibly important in shaping the outcome and progress of the Stellar Community Fund.
❤️ you all, onwards to the discussion phase!