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Vote to make a community private or public
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on Apr 03, 2024

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A voting process determines whether a community is public or private. A public community appears on the Discover page in

Communities, while a private community does not.

  • All SNT holders, not just community members or Status users, can participate in the voting.
  • Your voting power is determined by how many SNT tokens you stake.
  • You don't spend the tokens to vote, but you must hold the tokens you stake during the verification and finalization periods.
  • Each time there are 400 more users (counted by wallet accounts) voting, one user or two different users need to do an extra round of verification and finalization.
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Status does not charge you any fees for voting.

Voting involves five steps. These steps are not required for every voter.

Voting stepWho can participateGas fee required
Connect your walletAny SNT holderNo
Initiate a voting processAny SNT holder, at least one personYes
Cast your voteAny SNT holderNo
Verify the voteAny SNT holder, at least one personYes
Finalize the voteAny SNT holder, at least one personYes
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To know more about the dApp and the rules of each step, check out About voting to change community visibility.

Make sure you open the Community Directory Curation dApp

and your wallet contains enough SNT for voting and ETH to pay for the gas fees.

The process is for Status Wallet, but you can also try other wallets like MetaMask.

  1. 1
    Open your wallet and verify the Optimism network is checked.
  2. 2
    Open the dApp and select
    Connect
    from the top navigation.
  3. 3
    Select
    Confirm
    in your wallet.
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You may need to connect your wallet again when you revisit the dApp depending on your browser settings.

Initiate a vote if there isn't an ongoing vote for the community you want to add or remove. If there is an ongoing vote, cast your vote.

You need the community's public key.

  1. 1
    From the top navigation of the dApp, select
    Votes
    .
  2. 2
    Select
    Propose community
    .
  3. 3
    Enter the community's public key.
  4. 4
    Choose the amount of SNT to stake and select
    Confirm vote to add community
    .
  5. 5
    Select
    Create vote to add community
    .
  6. 6
    From your wallet, confirm and pay the gas fee.

  1. 1
    From the top navigation of the dApp, select
    Directory
    .
  2. 2
    Find the community you want to remove and select
    Delete
    next to the community name.
  3. 3
    Choose the amount of SNT you want to stake for voting and select
    Confirm vote to remove community
    .
  4. 4
    From your wallet, confirm and pay the gas fee.

The voting period lasts for 14 days.

  1. 1
    From the top navigation of the dApp, select
    Votes
    .
  2. 2
    Find the community you want to vote for and select
    Don't add
    or
    Add
    for adding, or
    Keep
    or
    Remove
    for removing.
  3. 3
    Choose the amount of SNT to stake.
  4. 4
    Select
    Vote to not add community
    or
    Vote to add community
    for adding. Select
    Vote to keep community
    or
    Vote to remove community
    for removing.
  5. 5
    From your wallet, sign the vote.

After voting, a seven-day verification period begins for identifying valid votes.

  1. 1
    Open the dApp and find the vote to verify.
  2. 2
    Select
    Verify the vote
    .
  3. 3
    From your wallet, confirm and pay the gas fee.

After the verification period, at least one person must finalize the vote for it to reach a result.

  1. 1
    Open the dApp and find the vote to finalize.
  2. 2
    Select
    Finalize the vote
    .
  3. 3
    From your wallet, confirm and pay the gas fee.
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After finalization, the community is added or removed from Discover based on the voting result.