This is a poorly illustrated vision I had, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.
All values GRT, %, and TIME values used below are only examples, not necessarily suggestions
Let’s assume a 10 day period in which we’ll say ALL Curation shares cost 200 GRT. Any/all signals are taxed 10% during this time, with half of this tax (5%) being reapplied on the “sell” side of the bonding curve at either a predetermined future time OR some kind of linear unlock/redistribution. The other 5% of the taxes pooled from this period could be allocated to The Graph Foundation for various uses, as mentioned in the original post (see below for possible use-case). Perhaps this 5% is then split 50/50, with half (2.5%) going to The Graph Foundation and the other half locked for the Subgraph Deployers benefit, to be released after 1 year (tax-kickback).
After this hypothetical 10 day period is finished, the normal 2.5% tax goes into effect & the bonding curve becomes active. To discourage users/bots from unsignalling upon the redistribution of the aforementioned 5% tax OR at first sign of profit, an exit tax of 2.5% (for this example) would apply to all withdrawals. This tax would then applied to the “sell” side of the bonding curve to further lessen the financial impacts of large transactions on other Curators (subgraph deployers, included).
Lastly, a feature which allows Subgraph Deployers or The Graph Foundation etc. to directly deposit GRT into the “sell” side of the Bonding Curve, with the intention of increasing the value of current shares as an incentive/reward. The GRT could come from the pool created during the fixed-share-price period mentioned above. This would be a beneficial tool for sustaining long-term Curation signals and/or recognizing positive behaviors etc., in addition to acting as a kind of tax-kickback for self-signalling Subgraph Deployers.
I have tried to take some positive aspects of Continuous Organization & make it usable for The Graph.