Reason of Delayed Approval of POAP Petition


We just held our event last Saturday. And we successfully got approval on our POAP Petition. For clarity, I just wanted to clarify the reason why the approval has been delayed? This is for the reason that we wanted to prevent it, moving forward.

Event ID: #51977

Thank you


Can I ask for a follow-up about this concern?

Thank you

Hey @MetaTrekkers

TY for the question!

All petitions undergo a manual review by the POAP Curation Body.
Reviews have several possible outcomes:

  • Approval (without comment) : In the best case scenario, curators have no objections to the preparation or execution of a drop. The issuer receives an email that confirms the drop is approved.

If a drop cannot be approved without comment, curators may reach out to the issuer (via the email provided when the drop was set up) for the following reasons:

  • Request for Information: In some cases, additional information is required by curators to make a decision about the petition.

  • Conditional Approval : In other cases, a drop may be approved with relatively minor changes to the drop (content or distribution). After an issuer revises their petition as requested, the drop will be approved promptly.

Drops are rejected when they are conceptually too far out of alignment with the POAP ethos, or when distribution presents too high a risk and compromise cannot be reached with issuers. If a drop is rejected, issuers are notified via email within 48 hours.

In this case, the delay was because Curators didn’t have enough info about distribution (you provided this info later on your Discourse post)

As a general rule of thumb, issuers have to explain:

  • What are you celebrating and why it’s memorable
  • Who is eligible to receive the POAP
  • How do you plan to distribute

You can provide more details on the POAP description or you can leave us a note here on Discourse after you submit the POAP petition.

Let us know if you have any other questions!