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.
“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”
Thank you for your response, I would like to inquire why there has been a change in what is an acceptable way to issue and use POAPs. Previously this had never been a problem. We are quite literally stating that if you participate you receive a poap which is clearly in line with POAP. Proof of attendance, being they took part in an event, which mind you is a green initiative.
How is this any different then stating you will receive a POAP for attending an in person event or any other virtual one, such as a twitter spaces? I am quite literally stating that if you take part in our bounty season you will receive a poap, which again is no different than if you join a twitter spaces or an AMA or office hours, you will receive a poap. I would say that you would want to make sure that someone has actually attended or participated before they can receive a POAP.
I ask that you reconsider as we believe this falls under the ethos of what POAP is intended for, also we employ one of the most secure methods for POAP distribution.
I would like to state that I have poured over the issuer guidelines and nowhere does it state the reasons you’ve listed as being irregular or unacceptable. I want to work with the Curation Body towards a solution, however, I would like to point out that I was working within the realm of the guidelines the curation body has put out. I think it is only reasonable and fair to allow my POAP submission to be approved or perhaps adjust some qualifications of the POAP to be more aligned. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
POAP can’t be used for engagement farming campaigns. POAPs as a reward for promotional activities (like generic social media engagement, or simply joining a community) are usually negatively reviewed in absence of further information for consideration.
The Event is memorable in the same way any POAP for attending an AMA is, in fact I would argue more so due to our community going out and picking up trash as a part of the overall event. Each season our community takes part in has a direct impact on the environment around them in a positive way. I would say it is as memorable as any other widely accepted POAP submission.
Also I have asked multiple people a number of times what I can do to help bring this event even further in line with POAP ethos. I have still not received an answer to that question. I have offered concessions on removing the Retweet portion to our season. Ultimately I feel like there should be a way to find some common ground and move this POAP forward.
In general, POAPs for Marketing activations are not allowed since POAPs are souvenirs collectors are given to remember special moments.
Twitter Spaces or AMAs are unique because they are shared moment within the members of a community (although not all AMAs or Twitter Spaces are approved by Curators, each case is individually reviewed).
So I think you should rethink your campaign. It seems there are 3 different events here:
1- POAP for picking up the trash (you should verify participation somehow). We recommend checking https://twitter.com/MakeTheWorldA13 as a reference.
2- POAP for the Twitter Spaces (this could use Secret as a distribution method)
3- POAP for the Poker night.
Each performance is to be considered a separate event, which should require separate creative and copy. These are experienced by different people, at different times and in different places.
I would also add that it doesn’t seem to make sense in allowing some ama and Twitter spaces to be issued a poap and others not.
I think for the sake of poap a set standard should be carried across the board evenly. Either they are accepted or non are accepted when it comes to AMAs and Twitter Spaces. This would fall more in line with fairness and ensuring favoritism is not an issue.
You re-submitted only 1 petition, using the same artwork as before.
I’m sorry but if you don’t put effort into creating the petitions, Curators can’t approve them. Each POAP is a gift to preserve memorable events, at least a certain degree of effort and craftsmanship is required. Memories are humanity’s most valuable asset, and as such, POAP takes their preservation very seriously.