💰Task Types & Assignee Gating

There are various types of task types you can use in Dework to fit your team or community

How to select a task type

When you are Creating your first bounty, you click on the Permissions button and choose from the different options for how you would like contributors to engage with your task.

Currently available permission types for tasks are:

Assign someone

Multiple Submissions

Open To Application

Direct Claiming

The different permissions

Assign someone

With this option you can manually select contributors who are already in your organisation or follow it. They will then be assigned to the task so they can update the status as well as make submissions.

Tip: This is great for cases where you know who you want to assign a task to, or for paying out a salary where you add a new sub-task per week/month

Note: You can search for an assignee by typing their name in the Assignee dropdown and it will automatically filter as you type.

Open To Application

With this option selected for the task's gating, all contributors will have to apply to the task before they can be assigned to it.

Note: You can even reserve applications for selected Discord roles, click New role to create a Dework role, or use the default Anyone so anyone in or outside your organisation can apply.

There are two additional Advanced features you can use for Open to Applications:

  1. Custom Application Form: With this you can enter (rich-formatted) prompts for the application that will show up in our standard Dework application form

  2. External Application Form: If you have an existing process or want to receive applications outside of Dework on special forms or tools, you can use this to link the I'm Interested button that contributors will see to your external application instead.

Tip: This is great if you want people to follow a process and be evaluated for a task based on certain criteria you set out as part of your task description.

Applying as a contributor

Once the task is created, a contributor can see it and click I'm interested, they will see a form pop-up that allows them to select a time period they expect to complete the task within, and also share any information or links that meet the requirements of the task ex. prior experience.

Contributors can also have the option of Request funding or Peg to USD if they want to negotiate the funding you may have already set, or to bid on the task.

Once the application is made, it will show Requested on the task card, and log the information in the card Activity at the bottom. Reviewers of the task will also receive a notification inYour Inbox on Dework itself.

If you have setup the Discord integration, you will also see a Dework Task Applicants channel in your Discord with threads created per task for each applicant. This way you can chat with or further evaluate them before assigning, if needed.

Reviewing Applications

Managers of the project can then see all the applications directly on the card. They can then click on Assign to select the contributor that best meets the requirements or shows the desired level of skill.

Note: Clicking Assign against a specific contributor will show a dialog where you can select to assign Just One applicant to the task and remove all other applications to the task. If you select More than One you can select multiple applicants so they can all be assigned to the task and split the bounty evenly.

Multiple Submissions

With this option any contributor can directly submit work without having to apply first or hold any specific role to get access.

Tip: This is great for contest bounties, evergreen tasks, or bounties where you want a variety of submissions that you can select from or you're submitting to the parent task over time.

Under the Advanced option, you can turn on the Custon submission form so that you can ask contributors to answer certain questions or follow a specific format in their submission.

Submitting to a Multiple Submissions bounty

Once the task is created contributors can make submissions directly by clicking Submit Work on the card.

Once the contributor has clicked Submit Work they will see a popup that allows them to share links, files (via drag-and-drop) and images (via insert) along with markdown formatted text or via the shortcut key /.

Once submitted, a contributor will see their submission on the card and can edit it, if required, by clicking within the Your Submission field and updating the contents before hitting Save.

Reviewing Multiple Submission entries

As a reviewer, similar to Open To Application, you can approve one or more submissions as they come in or after a deadline

Approving a submission will automate a few things for you:

  • The submission will be moved to the Approved Submission section on the card

  • A sub-task will be created on the task, and assigned to the approved submitter. It will replicate the parent tasks' Name & Bounty setting, and contain the submission as part of its Description.

  • The sub-task's status will also have been set to Done and will automatically show up in that column for you to pay, possibly by Batch Payments

Direct Claiming

Direct claiming enables trusted contributors with certain Discord/Dework roles to self-assign if they have the specified roles you select.

Tip: This is great for when you want to allow autonomy for team members or contributors with specific Discord roles that they have earned in your organisation

Note: Discord roles will sync from your server, you can also Fetch latest Discord roles for synchronization manually.

Claiming a task

When the task is created contributors who have the specified role(s) can click Claim Task to assign themselves to the task and start working on it.

Getting a role to claim a task

If contributors do not have the specified role(s), and the step for Featuring a Role was done, they will see a prompt to get the role(s) required for the task.


Here you can see what each type of task permission looks like on a space's board in Dework; note the distinct icons for each of them to help you easily see what type of task permission it has.

  • First: Open to Submissions

  • Second: Open to Applications

  • Third: Direct Claiming (Discord role-gating)

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