Event 88295 Appeal

Drop ID: 88295

Community information:

Nature of the event
We are utilizing the POAP ecosystem to commemorate viewers tuning in for our Twitter event with Avalanche

Why do you believe this petition is being held?
I’ve been told it’s because POAP xyz claims “This drop was angled toward engagement farming” however we haven’t announced the event yet at all in any channel so this makes zero sense.

Hello @znbkhn


Hello @znbkhn

You pre-announced a POAP as evidenced above. POAP has a guideline about Pre-announcing a POAP for an event:

We concluded that pre-announcing there will be a POAP for attending an online event is against the POAP Quality Guidelines 13 since it attracts farmers –people that are only after free NFTs and don’t really care about a project or community.

Pre-announcing the POAP doesn’t only attract farmers, but also it seems to be used as an engagement farming activity. 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” is basically a marker of engagement farming.

Hi Julie,

The previous POAP yes we pre-announced without realising it was against the guidelines, however the POAP for today’s event we have not announced at all, we have simply announced the event itself

Hello @znbkhn

As you know the original petition was rejected by the Curation Team.
You are welcome to create a new petition with unique artwork to be submitted for an event in the future.

  1. Requesting the appropriate number of mint links as found in the Issuers guidelines: POAP Issuer Guidelines - POAP
  2. not pre-announcing the POAP anywhere: Guidelines Update: POAP Pre-Announcement
  3. creating a quality drop: https://poap.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/9494120581773-How-Can-I-Produce-Quality-POAP-Drops-

These steps will allow you to build up your reputation at an issuer in the POAP ecosystem.
We look forward to reviewing your future drops,

Due to inactivity, this thread will close if you do not reply soon.

All the best,
The POAP Curation Body