Hello everyone, thank you for taking the time to view this.
The goal is to create a discussion around bad actors on the platform attempting to take advantage of the underground trending page.
As many of you are aware, the underground trending page is designed to promote our most underrepresented artists and bring much needed attention to new and emerging talent. Furthermore AUDIO is distributed to those who succeed into making it onto this page as a way of giving more voting power and agency to our artists.
Not every user has made it to this page organically as of writing this post. This normally would not be an issue if the token was not distributed to trending artists, however this poses an interesting question.
If a bad actors bot their way to trending, should we reward them?
My answer to this is flatly, no. The reason for this is because the AUDIO token provides voting power and governance to that user, and we should not encourage this. There are many solutions, one of which is to assign an independent council or committee to oversee trending songs and flag tracks with a dubious amount of accounts that lack credibility Example 1, Example 2 Example 3
New accounts are created all the time so there is no sense in enforcing this at this time as it may actively hurt new user onboarding. The issue is rewarding bad actors for taking advantage of a process designed to highlight hardworking artists is far from ideal. This can encourage more bad behavior.
Thank you for your time, please share your thoughts, solutions and comments.
- Should there be a committee to review trending songs for bad actors?