How-to article describing the process for setting up a POAP drop
Number of steps: 4
Time commitment: 15 Minutes
To begin, navigate to the POAP Events page and click the "Create new POAP" button in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
On the page that follows (image below), fill in as much information as possible about your drop. Everything on this page (except the POAP image) can be updated later, but providing more information now will increase the likelihood of the drop being approved.
- If this is an online event, tick the "Virtual Drop" box.
- "Website" allows you to enter a website of your choosing that people who view or mint your POAP may visit.
- "POAP artwork" is where you upload the image for your POAP.
- "Edit Code" is the code you need in order to edit this drop in the future. It's very important; without it, you will not be able to change any details of your drop. The edit code will be included in the email you receive after completing this setup process.
- "Amount of mint links" is where you request the number of POAP mint links that you'd like to distribute to your community members.
- If you are unsure how you’d like to distribute your POAP, please refer to the article POAP Distribution Methods 101.
- Please keep this number as reasonable as possible. If you think your event will have 100 attendees, do not request 500 POAPs. If you need more POAPs in the future, you can always request them.
- Events with 1,000+ attendees will typically need additional information provided during drop requests (covered below) in order to help prevent abuse of the POAP protocol.
- If you intend to distribute your mint links via a Website, Secret, or Delivery, do not request any mint links on this page.
"Private Event" may be selected if you'd like to keep the drop undiscoverable on the POAP Events page. It should be noted that while the event will not be displayed in the events list, it will still be public to anyone who knows the Event ID.
Once complete, click "Save" at the bottom of the page. Your drop will now be created; you will receive a confirmation email. The email should look like this:
Your Event ID is the number preceding the name of your Drop:
Your edit code is this number:
If you'd like to edit your drop, you'll need to follow this link:
Step 4: Wait for approval
After an issuer petitions the Curation Body to drop a POAP, the petition undergoes a manual review by the curators. The review process may take up to 24 hours. 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 you requested mint links for manual distribution, a links.txt file will be attached to this email, containing your individual, unique (single-use) mint links.
Once your Event Start Date is triggered, these links can be distributed to your collectors, allowing them to mint or reserve one of your POAPs.
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.
How to check the status of the drop petition?
If you want to check on the status of your drop petition you should do so by using the chat bubble:
- Click the chat bubble in the lower-right corner of the POAP website.
- Type “check on my petition”
- Enter your drop ID.
- Get a response!
If curation needs to contact you, they will do so via the email email@example.com. If customer support needs to contact you, they will do so via the email firstname.lastname@example.org. Beware of scams and never reply to other email addresses.
If issuers wish to appeal a rejection, they can reach out on the chat bubble to communicate directly with the POAP Curation Body. A respectful, professional, and collaborative relationship between issuers and curators is vital for the health of the POAP ecosystem. The foundation of this relationship is a mutual understanding of the Guidelines.