Then I am failing to see the what the fees have been spent on. Please show me. I want to know. If none of those reports and blog posts done by yourselves are taking any fee for them then the only other thing listed which doesn't involve any of you is those 2 paid promotions.
I have been told multiple times mn owners scrutinise the proposals so either they do or they don't. If i ask for that info as a masternode owner and you refuse to give the information asked for then just say I'm not going to provide you with any numbers of how we spend the money. We spend it as we please will suffice. Then can stop trying to claw basic information out if you.
Ah, you seem to think that because I'm not getting paid for the weekly writeups, and other articles, that those shouldn't be "included" in the report.
Well, here is the crux:
I'm only doing those weekly writeups, and putting my energy into content FOR PIVX, because the masternode voters have deemed it worthwhile to fund the MBD proposals, and have decided that they trust the three of us enough to deliver content, relationships, listings, and more.
If these proposals hadn't passed or had been nuked, I would have taken that as a clear indication that my time/energy/views are not what's desired, and thus, I wouldn't be active anymore in PIVX.
I think you fail to appreciate that you're trying to divorce what "got paid" from the entirety of work/effort that goes INTO building up marketing, biz dev, and the like. You can't just remove one cog and expect the whole thing to run.
Without consistent drip feeds of marketing reports, or other writeups, there is no content on the website (or 3rd party sites) from which to seed awareness. Without that, there are not articles to then drive to social media for further awareness. Without that awareness, our "exposure" online is weak, and thus when we engage with exchanges, or articles, or etc, it looks really bad. Without that, we can't negotiate as good as deals, or build as solid of relationships.
That's just ONE example of the myriad of things we do for FREE for PIVX, in order to give our budgets, and activities, the best shot.
I CHOOSE to not get paid for those articles, so that there is MORE PIV available every month to go do the things that DO REQUIRE PIV. Just like I choose to NOT get paid by the hour for my time or efforts communicating with exchanges,or platforms, or etc.
That is 100% my choice, and my "sacrifice" to help this community. I could easily turn around and go put proposal in for 3k PIV a month to compensate me for my time, which even still, would pale in comparison to any normal hourly rate I bring in from other endeavors.
Please do try and see how the pieces all fit together.
You don't like the proposals? vote them down then. But understand - that means you're nuking the energy and passion of 3 people that are freely giving their time/talents and energy to help the projects, and also, those 3 people would most likely reduce their time/energy into all this "free" stuff that you seem to think doesn't "count".