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.
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 thePOAP 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.