by 0x511a22cdd2c4ee8357bb02df2578037ffe8a4d8d (ginoct#4d8d)
Points of Interest (or POIs) are a great way for users to explore and learn about cool places inside Decentraland. Right now the Decentraland project is maintaining two lists of POIs:
- Foundation maintained list, the first implementation of POIs (Legacy POI List).
- DAO maintained list, updated by the DAO Committee after a governance proposal for adding or removing a POI is approved.
This creates an unnecessary complexity by having to maintain two lists and prevents the DAO community from removing POIs that are defined on the legacy list by using the POI Removal proposal type.
On a more philosophical level, having a POI list embedded on the World Explorer (aka. Reference Client) goes against the principle of decentralization and community ownership of the project since another client wouldn’t be able to use that list.
A simple but expensive solution
We could simply migrate all POIs from the Legacy POI List to the DAO maintained one. However the legacy list has 90 POIs, and adding all those by an on-chain transaction will have an estimated gas fee of 200 USD each, totaling a ~$18.000 USD expense to keep those POIs
Legacy POI List: https://config.decentraland.org/explorer.json (See the spreadsheet version with POI names)
This pre-proposal Poll aims to gather community feedback on the next steps. If any of the YES options get selected, this will become a DRAFT proposal for the community to vote on.
- Yes, delete the legacy list and let the community vote for the POIs that should be re-added to the DAO maintained list
- Yes, delete the legacy list and make the DAO pay for adding the 90 legacy POIs
- No, maintain both lists
- Invalid question/options
Vote on this proposal on the Decentraland DAO