Council member @bitfalls explains his votes in this Council term: https://bruno.id/council-participation-report-13112020-2/
With the v2026 runtime being on Kusama a bug (https://kusama.polkassembly.io/post/356) that caused immature slashing of candidacy bonds in council was fixed, and now's the time to proceed with refunding affected accounts.
Motion 239 (https://kusama.polkassembly.io/motion/239) aims to reimburse candidates and runners-up who were slashed due to this bug. The motion wraps all of the reimbursement calls inside a utility.batch, creating a single batch of force transfers from the treasury to the affected accounts.
Post 297 https://kusama.polkassembly.io/post/297 to integrate robotic systems with Kusama has been re-submitted, and motioned for rejection by Prince Kusama. Others disagree with the rejection. Inspect the state here: https://ipfs.io/ipns/kusama.dotapps.io/#/council/motions
Proposal 38 (https://kusama.polkassembly.io/proposal/38) is another attempt to redenominate KSM in 1:100 ratio, similar to Polkadot.
Motion 238 for increasing the number of validators by 1 for 200 eras is now Referendum 93 and being voted on: https://kusama.polkassembly.io/referendum/93
Motion 239 to pay back council candidates who got slashed by a bug has passed and is now in the external referendum queue, waiting for a preimage upload: https://kusama.polkassembly.io/motion/239
Community member Maria Clara proposed a new bounty for Portuguese and Spanish translations of parts of the Wiki, the Whitepaper, and some other content: https://kusama.polkassembly.io/post/367
Treasury Proposal 56 is for building Subbooster - a remote-compilation SaaS to help speed up Substrate-based-chain compilation times: https://kusama.polkassembly.io/treasury/56
Work on the Participation Lottery pallet is progressing. Soon enough you might be entered into a random draw to get some DOT when just participating in democracy! https://github.com/paritytech/substrate/pull/7221 - original writeup: https://hackmd.io/68rduBydTEy4X-ULevd90g
KodaDot added support for RMRK NFTs! Explorer coming soon! https://twitter.com/KodaDot/status/1331657696508932097
Motion 241 is for approving Subbooster, a remote compilation SaaS to speed up Substrate-based-chain compilation times: https://kusama.polkassembly.io/motion/241
Tips and Tricks
Interested in taking some of the available Substrate and Polkadot tools for a ride? We have an index in the wiki: https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/build-tools-index
Want to get started with earning some DOT/KSM? Consider writing tutorials, drawing art, creating memes, blocking spammers in our telegram groups, reporting scams you encounter, etc. We have a tipping mechanism to reward such actions: https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/en/learn-treasury#tipping
The Polkadot JS Extension will now warn you if you have Caps Lock on, and will contain more verbose errors when you mistype a password: https://github.com/polkadot-js/extension/pull/545
Polkadot JS Apps UI now has a calendar button next to each Calendar entry, letting you export on-chain events into your local calendar by way of an ICS file: https://github.com/polkadot-js/apps/pull/4068
Polkadot JS UI will soon display inflation percentage and network-wide APY gains in the staking screen. https://github.com/polkadot-js/apps/pull/4085