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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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”
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.