All SNT holders can vote whether to include, exclude, or feature a Status Community on the Communities Discover page within the Status app. Only voters decide the outcome of the vote, and Status has no control over the voting results.
Votes happen on the Community Directory Curation dApp. This is an independent, decentralized application deployed on the Optimism network and is separate from the Status app.
During the 14-day voting period, people can vote for or against adding or removing the community in question. Next, there is a seven-day verification period. If no one verifies the vote within this period, only the initial vote is counted.
After the verification period, the vote must be finalized to reach a result. If a vote doesn't pass, the same vote can be initiated again after 30 days.
SNT holders can promote their favourite communities by voting. After each round of vote, up to five communities with the highest number of SNT tokens get a spot in the Featured section in Communities, replacing the communities that were featured previously.
During the five-day voting period, people can vote for any communities listed in the Directory of the dApp. Next, there is a two-day verification period. If no one verifies the vote within this period, only the first vote of this round is counted.
After the verification period, the vote must be finalized to reach a result.
Once a community leaves the Featured section, you can't vote for it for the next three rounds of vote. The
Whether you're voting to add, remove or feature a community, the process involves five steps shown in the table.
Voting is a collaborative process. While you are not required to complete all steps, your involvement boosts the vote's integrity.
When you verify a vote, everyone's votes are sent to the smart contract of the dApp, which selects valid votes. A vote is valid only if it includes the voter's signature and the voter has enough SNT to back the vote at the time of verification.
For all valid votes to be counted, it's better if more people verify the vote.
After the verification period ends, at least one person should finalize the vote. Otherwise, the vote remains pending.
When you finalize an ongoing vote, the smart contract rechecks all valid votes against the SNT balances of voters. Votes from those without sufficient balance are not counted.
Once a vote is finalized, the community is added, removed or featured on the Discover page within the Status app based on the voting result.