POAP has created a variety of different distribution methods to guarantee that POAP issuers can get POAPs into the hands of everyone who shared the experience being commemorated.
In this article, we’ll discuss POAP Secrets and provide the guidelines for safe distribution.
What is POAP.Secrets?
If you’re in this forum, you’ve probably already heard of or used the POAP Secrets distribution method. But, just in case, here´s a brief description of it:
Secrets are used to distribute POAPs through the use of an issuer-selected word or phrase that collectors use to claim a POAP via the POAP app.
The steps to claim the POAP are super simple:
Open the App > Tap on Mint > Tap on Secret > Enter the Secret word.
Wen Secrets: Use Cases
The appropriate use cases for Secrets are online live events like Twitter Spaces, Discord Stages, Youtube lives, or Zoom gatherings. Although some issuers use Secrets for IRL events, this is not recommended. The suggested method for IRL events is Mint Links. The use of the Magic Dispenser is fantastic for easy distribution.
Secrets can’t be used for past events. The only distribution methods allowed for past events are Mint Links or Delivery – as long as the issuer has a list of participants and a way to verify participation.
Secrets can’t be shared in any type of written communication: social media publications, emails, DMs, groups, etc. Curators audit the drops; if a lousy practice is found future POAP petitions can be rejected.
Advantages vs. Disadvantages
- Advantage: Easy distribution
Secrets are highly convenient for drops with more than 50 POAPs since issuers don’t have to lose time sending individual links to collectors.
- Disadvantage: Potential for leaking
If the secret word is shared with non-participants, the POAPs can be farmed. It’s essential to follow the guidelines below to prevent farming.
Secret Name: Use a random Secret ; don’t use a word that is in the title or description of your drop. For example, for a drop titled “Bob’s Birthday at Ahupulco,” a secret word like “WeLovePuppies” is fine, but “BobAhupulco” is easy to guess and should not be used
Mint Window: Use a very short mint window . Best practices are to have it open only for 15 minutes and announce it during the last 15 minutes of the event
Announcement: Only announce the word verbally (don’t share it by DM or elsewhere online)
We’d love to hear your thoughts about POAP Secrets!
- How’s your experience with this distribution method?
- Any suggestions you have for POAP or other Issuers?
- Tell us about any significant drop using Secrets