#33637 - Carl’s (virtual influencer) First Day on the Internet

  1. Drop ID

  2. Community information
    https://twitter.com/CarlTheDoodle , the first NFT virtual influencer, from the https://twitter.com/doodles collection

  3. Nature of the event
    I’m the first NFT virtual influencer, and March 15 was my first day online. Few people were there to witness it, and this is to commemorate that event. I’m only giving this to the people who were present for the event.
    No social engagement whatsoever (no liking, no retweeting, no commenting, no tagging) was required to get this POAP. It’s simply meant to be a reminder of a unique historical event.

  4. Distribution plan
    Manually sending each POAP with unique links. I have 200 DM’s waiting for their unique link right now. They are aware I am DM’ing them this link and are excited to receive it.

  5. Why do you believe this petition is being held?
    Because at first glance, it’s difficult to understand why this drop is so momentous (being there for the first NFT virtual influencer’s first day online), and can seem like a random person using it for engagement farming (which is not the case, see above).

Thanks so much!

  • Carl :heart:

Hey @carlthedoodle

Thanks for the info and the context provided.

The Curation Body made a negative review of your petition since the drop is not commemorating an event. If you have the link to the event you mention, we’re happy to re-check the petition.

POAPs are minted as an attestation to a collector’s attendance (physical, virtual, or spiritual) at an event; a gift from issuers to collectors which acknowledge the non-material (and yet, invaluable) contributions that members of a community contribute to its collective health. POAPs can be issued for special events and memorable moments of all sizes, physically or virtually, provided good cause to do a drop.

For future drops, please check the POAP Quality Guidelines: Curator Guidelines: Creating Quality Drops

All the best,
The POAP Curation Body

Hey fiorescan. Thanks for the reply.
Happy to give context:

On commemorating and event

POAP guidelines state “POAPs can be issued for special events and memorable moments”.
This is a memorable moment, as I’m the first NFT virtual influencer. See my announcement post to back it up. And one twitterer’s announcement of the happening.

Also, see this popular website’s news that shows virtual influencer launches are indeed important, momentous metaverse events.

Provided good cause to do a drop
This is justified by the public response/demand to prove they were here for my first day on the internet. See the comments on this post of people hoping to prove they were there. Also, I have manyTwitter DM’s from people following up asking for the POAP because they want to commemorate the event (not sharing publicly to respect their anonymity).

I understand all of your concerns, and happy to provide any more justification, as ~200 people are waiting in my DMs for this special POAP :heart:

Hey @carlthedoodle

When we say that POAP is an ecosystem for the preservation of memories, we intend for POAPs to be mementos of a particular experience. A part of the core value proposition of POAPs is that they are a souvenir your get simply for doing something you generally like to do in your life – there is no particular transactional incentive. POAPs as a reward for promotional activities (like generic social media engagement, or simply joining a community) are considered Engagement Farming and are usually negatively reviewed in absence of further information for consideration.

"Engagement farming" is generally defined as issuers using POAPs in a way that incentivizes transactional behavior. Any statement to the effect of “Do X to get a POAP” – particularly where X is an action that boosts performance in social media algorithms – is basically a marker of engagement farming.

“Like to get a POAP”
“Follow to get a POAP”
“Tweet about it to get a POAP”
“DM to get a POAP”

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These all violate curation body guidelines on the proper usage of POAP.

That’s why we suggest creating an event with your community and rewarding those who participate in the event.

I understand your perspective. Please note that DM does not boost performance in social media algorithms. I purposely chose DM so I didn’t farm inorganic engagement and didn’t come off as spammy.

No worries, I’ve opted to use another free platform to commemorate this moment and it worked great.

I do wonder though, how does this drop get approved when it explicitly asks for algorithm-gaming engagement farming? https://twitter.com/noox_world/status/1489604452911042561?s=20&t=X_2OWCZ2IrdIpgliyNalAg

That post does a couple things…

  1. States explicitly you need to do 3 separate things: Retweet, follow, and comment.

  2. Follows up with a tip on how to get as many POAPs a possible here: https://twitter.com/noox_world/status/1489604486922670088?s=20&t=6ZladZec-RwKfRSIAyKs_g

Just wanted you to see how someone like myself, who saw POAPS like this, and planned to put in a lot of manual DM work to not seem spammy or game any algorithm, can feel unfairly treated.

Anyway, thanks for the note and take care.

Hey @carlthedoodle

Thanks for the info regarding social media algorithms :slight_smile:

As you can see here, the Noox team created an event to collect the addresses and we also warned them about farming:

We’re not saying you can’t distribute POAPs, we’re just asking to create an event for your community to make the moment memorable :slight_smile: