Flowcarbon's Bounty Season 1 #56019

Also please feel free to reach back out to the person with whom you were speaking on Discord.

They represent a resource that we recommend folks to and will be able to assist you going forward with creating your POAP drops.

All the Best,
The POAP Curation Body

Yes the person whom you are referring to is a paid 3rd party, but POAP was intended to be free to use I thought?

I am still awaiting the review and acceptance of my POAP submission. How long can I expect for this process to take?

I am still waiting for your response. It has been nearly a full week now since I began the review process.

Can we come to a resolution on this? I fail to see where my distribution method would be less than effective and from what I have read so far, my use case is in line with the poap ethos.

Hey @MilkMoney

We’re happy to check on the status of your petition.

We’re taking a look now and I will get back to you with a determination from the Curation Body.

Hey @MilkMoney

Curators made a negative review of your petition.

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”

these all violate Issuer Guidelines on proper usage of POAP.

Please read the documentation and let us know if you have any questions.

All the best,
The POAP Curation Body

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.

This is not a precious collectible.

Hey @MilkMoney

The most important questions here are:
What the event is about and why do you consider it memorable?

If you take a look at our Quality Guidelines, there’s a mention of “unremarkable events”.

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.

Would love it if we could discuss in a meaningful way that allows us to come up with a solution to this particular POAP.

Looking for guidance here and what needs to be done to get approved.

Thank you.

Is it possible to have a call with some one on the POAP curating body team?

I’m trying to work with the team to ensure compliance.

Hey @MilkMoney

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.

Let us know if you have any questions!

I tend to disagree with issuing a poap for each event. The main reasons being that this does not fall under a sustainable practice and that it is energy consumption added on as well.

As for all of our events we always ensure a way to properly verify. For trash pick up a photo on their Twitter is posted and a link is sent to us for verification purposes.

This is why I would appreciate a meeting in order to carry on a meaningful conversation and explain and answer any questions the curating body might have.

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.

I re submitted with the suggested changes and again I was denied. When will you provide details on how I can go about getting approval?

Hey @MilkMoney

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.

Please review the POAP Quality Guidelines & the POAP issuer guidelines before submitting a new petition.

Hello @MilkMoney

Curators made a negative review of your petition #56019.

Petition #57633 has been approved for 200 mint links.

All The Best,
The POAP Curation Body