What is your opinion about private chats/channels inside the main community of the DeFi product?

Hi guys! What is your opinion about private chats/channels inside the main community of the defi product? For example, when everyone can get to the main server and take a place in the life of the community, also there is a closed channel inside the main server. It is difficult to get there, you have to make a solid contribution and be active in the life of the community. The project can repay you for this and provide access to this chat as a reward. Secret chat members have the opportunity to be the first to test the service, receive nft/airdrop awards from the project, participate in special contests for the closed community, etc.

On the one hand, it is a motivation for users and a sense of exclusivity, but on the other hand, it generates inequality in the community.

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4 thoughts on “What is your opinion about private chats/channels inside the main community of the DeFi product?”

  1. A bunch of NFT projects do something like this, they sell membership to private discords / channels via NFTs.

    I haven’t seen the same approach being used for DeFi beyond initial airdrops

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  2. Again, this limits the anonymity that DeFis are supposed to offer the community. Sharing of thoughts may be good, but it could also lead to platform/update manipulation,although, there are telegram channels for the project’s community. I’d move out of Polygen’s flexible launchpad in case they implement this offer.

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  3. > private chats/channels inside the main community

    This is very strange for me unless is a group of devs/early testers of an upcoming product.

    I haven’t seen this being used lately for Defi. I participated in a private chat once before when I was testing an upcoming product for a DeFi project. It was a small group of early testers, so it’s understandable why wasn’t open for everyone.

    Outside Defi, I participate on a DAO for a Web3 project (Diadata) and the users are rewarded in Ethereum by completing some tasks (it can be coding, copyright, or design…). Not the other way around.

    > Secret chat members have the opportunity to be the first to test the service, receive nft/airdrop awards from the project, participate in special contests for the closed community

    This is pretty common on NFT projects. I don’t like this. If I charge you to be a member of a “special chat”, I can be funding the airdrops with your money.

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