Community Delegate Guidelines and Code of Conduct

Community Delegates are verified individuals within the community who serve as representatives of the token holders and act as a voice on their behalf in the decision-making process (to learn more read here).


Community Delegates are required to register as delegates on the Moonbeam and Moonriver Delegation dashboards and:

  1. Provide a brief introduction about themselves (key info, philosophy, qualifications, etc.)
  2. Choose at least 1 Track and 1 Interest.
  3. Provide a link to their profile on Moonbeam Community Forum and verify their handle here.
  4. Provide a link to a personal website, social media profiles, or any other relevant online presence.
  5. Create a Delegation Report thread in the Delegation category in the Forum to report on their activities.
  6. Confirm their agreement to the Community Delegate Code of Conduct when creating a profile.

Delegation Report Template

Title: Delegation Report - [Your Name]
Delegate Name: [Your Name]
Delegate ID: [Link to the Delegation Dashboard profile]
Delegation Address: [Your Delegate Address]
Voting activity:

  • Network (Moonbeam, Moonriver)
  • Referendum ID
  • Proposal title
  • Your vote (Aye, Nay, Abstain)
  • Reason for your vote

Any other relevant information about your voting activities (e.g. missed votes).


Community Delegate Code of Conduct

  1. Act in the best interest of the network: Community Delegates should prioritize the long-term success and development of Moonriver/Moonbeam and make decisions that benefit the networks and broader community.

  2. Vote on the vast majority of proposals: Community Delegates are expected to actively participate in the governance process by casting votes on at least 70% of both on-chain and off-chain proposals. This ensures that token holders’ voting power is utilized effectively.

  3. Be knowledgeable about developments in the network: Community Delegates should stay informed about the latest updates, advancements, and challenges within the Moonriver/Moonbeam ecosystem to make well-informed decisions.

  4. Review each proposal thoroughly before casting a vote: Community Delegates must carefully examine and analyze each proposal before voting. This ensures that decisions are based on a comprehensive understanding of the proposal’s potential impact.

  5. Notify delegators about the rationale behind each vote: Community Delegates should create a thread in the Delegation category in the Forum where they are expected to communicate the reasoning behind their voting decisions to the token holders who have delegated their voting power. This fosters transparency and helps delegators understand the delegate’s approach.

  6. Adhere to transparency and disclose any conflict of interest: Community Delegates should be transparent about any conflicts of interest that may arise and disclose them to the community. This fosters trust and ensures that decisions are made without bias.

  7. Communicate intention to stop being a delegate at least 1 month prior to termination: Community Delegates should provide adequate notice to their delegators if they plan to stop serving as a delegate. This allows delegators sufficient time to transfer their tokens to another delegate.

  8. Delegates should engage in the debate process, take a position on governance proposals, and abstain in rare circumstances: Community Delegates are encouraged to take a clear position on governance proposals, expressing their support or opposition. However, in exceptional cases where there is a conflict of interest or lack of information, delegates may choose to abstain from voting. In such a case, the abstain vote will be considered as support per OpenGov configurations.