If a tool like Alchemy itself and a proposal comment function were the only ways for people to interact around such a budgeting process, one's ability to generate good proposals would be very limited. Why? Because high quality proposals are often the result of more than one brain working on it together, and having gone through multiple feedback and adaptation cycles. It is so important to offer your community of users ways to self-organize and deliberate together. Whether you are receiving a high amount of good proposals is not only an indicator of whether you have found the right incentive structure, but the health of your group culture. A strong shared culture can be an key lubricant to a successful proposals process.