HIP-7: Language Change from Fee to Commission

Summary : This proposal is to change the language moniker of Fee to Commission.

Background : Currently, the language on the Staking portal, Smartstake, official documentation and Harmony community lexicon is to use the moniker “Fee” to represent the commission rate a validator sets in order to cover costs and benefit from operation of the validator. This moniker has a negative connotation and is often used to represent a penalty.

Motivation : With this proposal, it will change the the moniker from “Fee” to “Commission” in order to better present validators as providing a service to the community and not as charging a fee for allowing the use of validator services. This should assist with removing some of the negative connotations currently associated.

Specification : Change the labeling on all Harmony associated sites and applications from “Fee” to “Commission”. Change all official documentation to reflect the moniker change.

Suggested voting options : yes or no

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This is a minor change but may have some bigger impact to the perception of the validator network. Support it.

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Thank you for the support Leo.

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i think its a good change also, will bring in a lot of places where we need to change it, but i think it will be worth it

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Totally support this. A language change could mean change in perception towards the better! Becomes easier to explain as well.

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I support it, good idea

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I never thought it that way but yeah you right, so yes. for me

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‘commission’ is more likely a staking slang than ‘fee’ - agree on that, let move it to vote - YES

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Hello guys, I think we all agree it’s an interesting change, can we start a vote? Thank you

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This change in language is crucial to validator/delegator relations.

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Maybe “Service Commissions”? I feel like the word “service” will remind delegators that we Validators are providing a service they can use and the Service Commission charge is their way of paying tribute to our performance as Validators. It comes off more like a tip then a “Fee”. Thanks Jimbo for bringing this up.