Upcoming changes to protect the distribution of PAL tokens for PoI mechanic -
The Moderator team, after some consideration, and after monitoring the chat activity wanted to release a new standard for the Proof of Interaction rewards mechanic, to be put into effect immediately.
What are we doing?
Recently, it became clear that people misunderstood the intention of this to reward discussion, not just simple messages. We need to adjust things to counter this.
The whitepaper stated simply:
"...awarded to community members who partake in discussions in Discord."
The style of chat that has become prevalent at times, due to this distribution of tokens, is actually serving to prevent more meaningful discussion when new or involved PAL members come in. They enter to find that the chat is a string of short, nonsense, or clearly spammy messages. Attempting to game the system means that the system needs to change a bit to help improve community engagement. We want people to be rewarded for chatting, not chatting for rewards.
The new standard is as follows:
Anyone in chat primarily for the purpose of farming PAL from the Proof of Interaction mechanic may be subject to a reduction in the receipt of those rewards. This determination will be based on demonstrated behavior and at the discretion of the Moderator team.
These reductions will be in the form of a 'nerf'
The term 'nerf' is defined as lowering rewards received by a percentage managed at the discretion of the Moderators. This will primarily come in the form of a 100% reduction (0% received).
These 'nerfs' can be reviewed after 7 days of demonstrating real conversation or interaction. Moderators will be glad to coach you on what this constitutes and ways to get more from chat in general.
The Moderators' decision in any of these actions is final, as this is the management of the community server, and in their primary job description.
Our intention is always to increase engagement, but we don't want to inspire people into treating the sending of messages as some sort of faucet. We will be looking at other methods to provide Proof of Interaction outside some of our current chat-monitoring methods.
We want people to be rewarded for chatting, not chatting for rewards.