Thank you all for your suggestions and comments, although I have not yet been able to go though all of them.
I completely agree that there is much to be done to expand the Chinese community. I personally think that Mark is doing a great job as a community manager. However, he is precisely that - a community manager. He is not a marketeer. If the goal is to increase the promotional activities in China, then we do need more community members to step up and offer their services.
We have recently announced the Community Building Campaigns (CBC) initiative that allows anyone to propose activities that promote æternity and get the funding they need to do so (including fees for their services). So far we have not received an application from China. The reason could be language, but anyone in China who is interested in supporting æternity must be able to communicate with the æternity team in English (just like Mark does). So, I urge you all to to come up with a proposal and post a CBC. It is easy.
If there is nothing concrete that you are offering, and if there is no one willing to take the lead, we are just brainstorming here.
With all that said, we have reached out a few marketing companies in China in order to check what promotional services they can provide us. I will keep you informed about the results.
Regarding the mining reward and the BRI -> after next month’s hardfork, the community will be able to use an aepp that allows anyone to propose a governance vote. You will all be enabled to launch a vote on the inflation curve and support it with your AE tokens. I will be glad to participate with my AE tokens.
Regarding Mark’s community management style - there are surely posts that he has to create and abusive users that we don’t want to spam the channels. His job is to keep the discussion civil. He is (as well as any other aeternity community manager) following the Community Terms and Conditions. Any member of the community that disregards these simple rules will be warned and if he does not change his attitude - kicked/banned.
Finally, I am happy to discuss an “a domestic community management group”. Are there any members of the community that are willing to join it? Also, I see that an aeternity-based game is mentioned above. Anyone willing to create it? We can support any such efforts.
That’s all for now. Thank you again for being active members of the aeternity community!