Difficulty: Easy

Number of steps: 5

Time commitment: 5 Minutes


Step 1: Set up your drop!

If you need help setting up a drop, please see our article on drop creation here: How Do I Set Up a POAP Drop?

Note: Be sure to request "0" mint links during drop creation!!


Step 2: Find your drop

Once you've created a drop petition, you will receive an email with your edit code. This code will be needed to make changes to your drop, including configuring distribution methods. Once you have your event ID and edit code, click on "Manage Websites" in the sidebar, and find your drop by name or ID. Use your edit code to authenticate.


Step 3: Create your website!

Type the subdirectory you want for your Website (the end of the URL after the backslash). This should be a string of lowercase, alphanumeric characters (and, optionally, dashes.) You'll want to keep this random, complex, and impossible to guess, otherwise it's possible for users (and bots) to guess the URL and claim all your POAPs before you've even announced it.

Input the timeframe during which the drop will be open in the "Start Date" and "End Date" fields, being careful about using UTC time. You may want to set the window to start immediately to test the minting process and then reset it to start approximately 15 minutes before you would like the minting window to open. You'll want to keep this claim window as narrow as possible to further prevent the likelihood of the website URL being leaked. Think minutes, not hours.

Request the number of mint links equal to the approximate amount of POAPs that you expect to distribute. For added security, you can require an image-less CAPTCHA be completed to claim your POAP by ticking the "Captcha Activated" button in the bottom right-hand corner of the page. This is always recommended but is expected if your website will be open for any longer than 10 minutes.


To reiterate, to have your drop reviewed positively by the Curation body, you must:

  • Use a website name that is impossible to guess.

  • Keep the claim period as short as possible. Minutes, not hours.

  • Only use this distribution method for live events, digital or IRL.

Once you submit this request, you will receive a website creation confirmation email.

Your website request will go to the POAP Curation Body for review. When the request is approved, you will receive a confirmation email.

Done! Your website will be accessible at https://POAP.website/{your-website-name} during the timeframe you specified above and after receiving a positive review from the Curation body.


Step 4: What if I want to edit my website or I run out of mint links?

Don’t worry, we all make mistakes.

Head back to the websites panel, enter your event info, and modify the subdomain, mint window, or request mint links for additional POAPs. Keep in mind that if you already requested mint links, you will not be able to open a new request until the previous one is accepted.

Once you create a new request, you will receive another confirmation email. Once the new set of mint links is loaded into your website, you will also receive an email notification.


Troubleshooting

When I enter my website, it shows up as “Event Is No Longer Active”

This is because your event is outside of the timeframe you specified when you created it. Please go back to the websites panel, look for your event, and modify the dates.

When I enter my website, it displays an “Invalid Event URL” message

This is because you typed the URL incorrectly or your request has not been approved. Please be patient with your approval status. If it takes more than two days, reach out to us via the #approval-requests channel in Discord.

When I enter my website, it displays a “No More Claim URLs Available” message

The POAPs from your website have all been minted. Please head to the websites panel and request additional mint links. Keep in mind that these will have to be approved by the POAP Curation Body, so plan in advance.


Step 5: Wait for approval

In order to prevent POAP farming and abuse, all drops are reviewed by the POAP Curation Body prior to "going live" and distribution. This process typically takes around 24 hours and you will receive an email with the verdict when your petition has been reviewed.

If you do not receive an email within 24 hours, you may submit a petition for approval on our Discourse forum by following the instructions below. Please do not submit to the forum unless a minimum of 24 hours have passed since drop creation.

Visit our Discourse page (https://discourse.poap.xyz) and submit your petition. If you are visiting this page for the first time, you will need to create an account. During account creation, please make sure to check your spam folder for the verification link, as we have had many users report difficulties receiving the link from Discourse.

Instructions can be found within a pinned message titled "Curator Guidelines: How to use this forum," also be found here

Once your petition is created, it will be reviewed by the POAP Curation Body, which will decide if the drop qualifies based on a set of principles laid out in the POAP Issuer Guidelines.

In short, if your petition does not get approved it is likely for one of the following reasons:

  • Your event description did not provide enough information.

  • Your event does not align with the ethos of POAP.

  • Your artwork was considered subpar/low effort.

  • You requested too many mint links or did not select the appropriate distribution method for your particular use case.

Once your petition is approved, you'll receive an email confirmation that looks like this:


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.


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