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Discussion and governance in the Shell community
The $SHELL governance token has not been released yet. There are lots of FAKE airdrop scams out there. Always check the official website, Discord and Twitter before trusting any airdrop announcements.
The Shell community uses Web3 platforms for governance.
Snapshot is an off-chain, gasless voting platform. $CRAB votes, Toucan votes, and the ShellDrop DAO currently use it. Shell's Toucan community is one of the largest and most active Arbitrum communities on Snapshot.
The Shell community uses web2 social platforms for discussion.
Shell's Discord is the main hub for the community and the fastest way to reach the core team. It is a hotbed of lively discussions on everything from the protocol to toucan NFTs, as well as DeFi at large. For builders, it's a great place to let the community know what you're working on.
Discord roles serve many functions. When you have a question, always check whether the person answering you has a trustworthy role. Different roles let you show off the flair you might have earned while in the Shell community, and some will even give you access to secret Discord channels.
- Quartermasters (QMs): Shell's community moderators. They help safeguard the community against spam, scams, and negative conduct. QMs keep the whole server not only safe but kind and supportive, too.
- Skindivers: Members of the core team working on Shell Protocol.
- Toucan [Role]: Holders of the Government Toucan NFT. Levels are as follows. (This role is now closed.)
- Toucan Wrangler - Owns 1 Toucan
- Toucan Hustler - Owns 3 Toucans
- Toucan Magnate - Owns 10 Toucans
- Toucan King - Owns 30 Toucans
- Toucan God - Owns 100 Toucans
The Shell core team hosts regular community calls on YouTube (formerly on Discord), called the Mindmeld Live. Calls are open to everyone. It's a chance for the team to share updates, anecdotes, and to answer questions from the community. Calls are usually every two weeks but the schedule varies, so make sure you're tuned into the Discord Announcements channel to get notified of the next one.
Not a fan of Discord? There's also an official Shell Protocol telegram channel, however it is a community-run space. That means it's not actively monitored the Shell core team.