52382 Approval ( Almost 2 days passed)

  1. Drop ID: 52382
  2. Community information
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  1. Nature of the event
    What are you celebrating, and why is it important?
  • Our first Metaverse event
  1. Distribution plan
    How are you planning on getting POAPs to individuals?
  • Users had to join the metaverse event to get the secret password.
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  • I’m not sure!

:wave: :ocean:@Daniel

You requested Delivery + Mint-links → How did you collect the addresses to send POAPs to?

Hi Frankie! Users submitted their addresses through a password and form that was found in our metaverse event.


Is there an update to this? All that submitted their address had to attend the event in the metaverse to submit their address! There was no way to submit it without attending it.

Hey @Daniel

We checked the addresses and it seems most of them belong to farmers – people/bots who are only after free NFTs.

Q: did you pre-announce the POAP?

Hi Frankie,

We didn’t release the form or the password until the event happened. You had to visit the metaverse event to get the password for the form. We also verified all the Discord names.

tir. 5. jul. 2022 00.39 skrev Fio via POAP Issuers <notifications@poap.discoursemail.com>:

Hey @Daniel

Curators rejected your petition.
Pre-announcing the POAP is a bad practice since is attracts farmers – people/bots that are only after free NFTs.

These resources will be extremely helpful with future drop requests:
POAP Help Center
Why-your drop-may-not-been-approved-yet

Please let us know if you have any questions, comments or queries.

All the best,
The POAP Curation Body

Hi again,

But can’t those farmers be removed since you already identified them? It’s completely normal to announce that you’re giving away a POAP for the event. That’s the norm for the majority of the communities. In our case everyone who submitted their address actually attended the event which makes them eligible for the POAP.

Hey @Daniel

Unfortunately, we can’t remove the addresses.

Pre-announcing the POAP is usual but it’s a bad practice.

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.
It’s more of a "Thanks for coming… now here is a POAP for your time and valuable contribution"
Where an incorrect thought would be “Hey come to my event and I’ll give you a POAP”

For future events our recommendations are:

  • Check the POAP Issuer Guidelines
  • If you use a form to collect the addresses, ask some questions that only attentive participants can respond.
  • Do not pre-announce the POAP.

Let us know if you have any questions!

But we did have something in the form that only attentive attendees could answer.

lør. 9. jul. 2022 00.49 skrev Fio via POAP Issuers <notifications@poap.discoursemail.com>: