Hey @DrMalachi , thanks for the thoughtful questions. Many of these have been contemplated internally, and we have opinionated policy on the topic. As a guiding light, we look at POAPs as a gift from issuers to collectors, or markers of celebration. To make the analogy, a little candy sometimes is sweet, but too much will give you a stomach ache… in much the same way, we consider that POAPs should be reserved for memories that are truly special.
- Are Daily or regular POAPs in the form of challenge completions acceptable if the distribution is tight and private? Where as completion serves as a memory and the POAP a reward.
Although its hypothetically possible that this is done well, in practice, this almost always devolves into somewhat crappy engagement farming, which we really dislike, and will likely have you marked as someone who does things in bad taste. Proceed with extreme caution, and probably better not at all.
- Is Derivative art acceptable going forward?
- Should POAPs only be reserved for Twitter spaces?
POAPs for Twitter spaces, as well as to celebrate social internet “events” (the bid on Richerd’s punk), or even attestation of early support for an idea (issuing POAPs for retweeting a thoughtful post) are acceptable. The devil is always in the details: retroactive celebration (an unexpected POAP) is accepted, while “Retweet this for a POAP!!11” is not.
- Does the celebration of historical moments at large constitute the creation of a POAP going forward. Example. Birthdays, Holidays, etc.
As above; use your discretion.
- Should we greater define what is meant by “events”? Open & Closed events.
Not sure what you mean here.
- Should launch of products, books, and other physical goods be rewarded w/ a POAP if proof can be made?
Generally yes - we especially like use cases that involve giving a POAP to those who attended a launch or purchased a product at launch, provided mint links are distributed individually, in a secure manner that ensures reliable delivery.
Again, this should be retroactive, not “come for the POAP” or “buy this, there’s a POAP”.
- POAPS do create social media engagement. Do we want to deter that behavior or utilize it. Can we discuss this fully.?
If it walks like engagement farming, talks like engagement farming, and looks like engagement farming… we’ll call it that. POAP is not for engagement farming.
If you have engagement, and want to periodically commemorate the important stuff, that’s cool.
- What would be the recommended number requests for codes when total attendance or completion is uncertain? What is considered a small, medium, & large request.
We use rules of thumb to gage prospective attendance - 5-10% of your audience on Twitter/Discord attending a Twitter space is optimistic, and curators often stop by the event in question to check these assumptions. Small/medium/large is gaged relative to audience/platform size of the issuer, as well as relative to throughput of the protocol. Keep in mind that minting tens of thousands of NFTs a day, every day, is technically non-trivial.