Hi all - I'm new to Ethereum. Despite the extensive searching I've done, I've been unable to find any layman's explanations, tutorials or guides for how voting on a DAO contract works. This post will hopefully answer some basic questions that I (and likely other n00bs to the community) have.
Say I have 50 Ether and 10 TheDao tokens at my Ethereum address. I then want to vote on a TheDao proposal, for which I know the Proposal ID . Using this link, I'm able to find an option which seems to allow me to vote on the selected proposal: https://www.myetherwallet.com/#dao-proposals
*a) Does voting actually cost Ether (with the exception of the marginal "gas" required to process the transaction)? What does, "Proposal Deposit: 2 Ether" mean?
*b) I presume if I have 10 TheDao tokens, that means I can contribute 10 "votes" to the approximate 85 million already voted?
*c) When I vote and "send" tokens, do these tokens remain at my Ethereum address, or are they expended/exhausted for good until I buy more?
*d) If I use all my 10 TheDao tokens on a particular proposal, am I then excluded from voting on any other TheDao proposals until this proposal is finished?
*f) What does this mean: "Note: If you vote on a proposal, the tokens cannot be sent until the proposal period ends."
*g) What does this mean: "If you wish to vote with a portion of your tokens, you must send them to a new account first and then vote with only one account."
I hope to get some answers on above from the community, and then come back with some further questions.
Thanks in advance for everyone's input!