Frequently Asked Questions

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It’s your favorite productivity gurus worst nightmare. We’re a community of more than 700 creators, automators, and builders drinking from the firehose of products, trends, startups, and of course, shiny objects. Our focus will change, but we’re currently working on Web3 x NFTs x Crypto x Creators.

$Shiny is an ERC-20 token that powers the Shiny Object Social Club. It is used to reward members, create a better member experience and fund community efforts. The total supply is 15,000,000 and there is more information here: https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/shiny/ and here: https://www.dextools.io/app/ether/pair-explorer/0x1a97b84db7554a0fc710c6c5bbf1bdb72b6cb45e

Check out the awesome video by Ozzy here - https://www.loom.com/share/a1886fd6838044b7914caa89f38950b0

There’s two tiers of Shiny. Shiny - This is our general tier. You’ll need to hold 250 $Shiny tokens, or hold a mag that gives you access. Mag holders have a special mag only channel. Shiny Lite - This is a starter way to get into Shiny without fully applying. Just hold a feather and get access to a lite version of Shiny.

Expect to drink from the firehose when you first join, it’s the Shiny way. 1. Go to the #collabland-join channel and follow the steps to verify your membership. 2. You’ll connect your wallet which will then verify that you hold the appropriate tokens. Introduce yourself in #introductions 3. Always use the #official-links for links to official resources. We suggest that you browse the channels and pick a few that peak your interest. Hang in that space and get a feel of the conversations.

There are weekly community calls around specific topics. Check the #events channel for the schedule. You can click the check to get a reminder in your local timezone. 1. NFTuesdays - In this call, we focus on the latest NFT projects, what’s hot, and what’s not. 2. Build - We have a strong community around tech builds. This weekly call includes guests from Shiny and outside. 3. Community - Thursday is our community call day, where we catch you up on the latest community happenings.

We suggest that you read the Shiny Digest and listen to the podcast. Both of these channels gives you a ongoing pulse of what’s going on. Check the announcement channel for the latest publications. Some advice, few people can truly keep up with everything. Instead, we recommend this. Pick a couple channels in your core area of expertise, and pick a couple channels outside of your comfort zone, or just passionate space. Hang there for a while and over time, you get a pulse of what’s happening.

Each phase of growth is bundled in the form of a season. Think of it as a tv show, where each season has a theme. In Season 1, the focus was on building the Foundation of Shiny Object Social Club. Future seasons will be announced with details on how to participate.

The crypto space is generally anonymous. It’s up to you whether you’re anonymous, yourself, or some hybrid in between. Most people eventual find the balance that works for them.

Welcome to crypto frens. There’s a whole new language. Gm = Good morning, it’s always good morning somewhere in the world. This is a recognition that we’re global. NGMI = Not Going to Make It, someone that doesn’t have a growth mindset, the world is constant evolving. Probably Nothing = Definitely something to pay attention to. In general, most of the language used is sarcastic, in jest, and just about having fun.

Everyone here is generally really helpful. Just post a question in a main channel. Things go fast, so if your question doesn’t get answered, post it again. If needed, tag a mod (moderator).

Shiny is for us. It’s driven by the community. If you’re passionate about something, just do it. Gain enough support from others, and if it needs funding, consider writing a proposal for funding. If you’re there, you’re already gonna make it. This FAQ is probably too basic for you.

You can collect a bounty here: [https://beta.shinyobjects.gg/bounties](https://beta.shinyobjects.gg/bounties) and be sure to fill out a bounty application form here: [https://tally.so/r/wg9k4m](https://tally.so/r/wg9k4m) You can put forward a proposal for the current season - video on how to do this here: [Crafting The Perfect Proposal](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMRYpMT0_sM) and you can see the focus of Season 1 in the Season 1 Discord channel and here: [https://shiny.mirror.xyz/pJVikHhCgwiAOw0RT2v9osToBzRWj12obcaSroXeG54](https://shiny.mirror.xyz/pJVikHhCgwiAOw0RT2v9osToBzRWj12obcaSroXeG54) Tipping bots are being enabled and will be live soon. Keep an eye out for the announcement Your efforts in Shiny can be rewarded via tips in $Shiny. Shiny also has an allocation at the end of each season to reward contributors via Coordinape. Keep an eye out for Season 2.

Shiny magpies are NFTs that offer benefits such as lifetime membership, additional Discord channel access and perks. There is a good breakdown of the different shiny magpies and their benefits here: https://sosc.notion.site/Shiny-MAGs-Utility-494970d1b70f4920b28467e21b760fb7

Upcoming events are listed here: https://beta.shinyobjects.gg/events and in the events channel in Discord. You can register by reacting to the post with the green tick emoji. Your name will be added to the list and the Discord Sesh bot will send you an alert when the session is about to begin. This is a great way to hear from members and be a part of Shiny and what we are building. Also a great place to learn. Events usually happen in the Town square voice channels and you can chat while the event is happening in the event chat channel.

Upcoming events are listed here: https://beta.shinyobjects.gg/events and in the events channel in Discord. You can register by reacting to the post with the green tick emoji. Your name will be added to the list and the Discord Sesh bot will send you an alert when the session is about to begin. This is a great way to hear from members and be a part of Shiny and what we are building. Also a great place to learn. Events usually happen in the Town square voice channels and you can chat while the event is happening in the event chat channel.

Please DM one of the mods (purple names at the top of Discord) or post in the general channel. If you don't have access to the general channel, please post in one of the channels you do have access to. You may also want to try self-service and re-verify with the Collab.Land bot in the lobby channel. Don't stress, we'll be along shortly to help :)

Your friends can apply for access here: https://shinyobjects.gg/ and they will need 250 $Shiny to access the group. Alternately they can purchase a 1/1 Shiny Magpie - more information here: [https://sosc.notion.site/Shiny-MAGs-Utility-494970d1b70f4920b28467e21b760fb7](https://www.notion.so/Shiny-MAGs-Utility-494970d1b70f4920b28467e21b760fb7) Feathers also grant access to Shiny Lite which is an entry level membership to Shiny Object Social Club.

Shiny was started by Tom Osman https://twitter.com/tomosman aka Ozzy and is now built by a small team of web3 enthusiasts.

You can own as many Shiny NFTs as you’d like! Many of our members hold multiple. - You can mint a feather at https://mint.shinyobjects.gg/ - You can purchase a shiny magpie at https://opensea.io/collection/shiny-magpies

- Start reading the Weekly Shiny Digest that’s posted in the announcement channel - there are a ton of curated gems there - Be active in channels - read, discuss, share what you learn and ask questions - no question is ever too silly and we are a friendly and helpful bunch! - Listen to the Shiny Podcast

- NFA - Not Financial Advice - DYOR - Christian Dior’s clone. Nah, Do Your Own Research Projects / Tokens shared by Shiny members are never to be construed as financial advice - always be vigilant and do your own research before purchasing anything.

The #🎉giveaways channel is where all giveaways open to Shiny members will be hosted. We highly recommend turning on notification settings to *All* messages for this channel Examples of giveaways include: - NFT mint list opportunities If you’re interested in a giveaway item, please react to the giveaway bot, and await the randomized raffle draw. Winners will be tagged when the draw is complete and you would have to fill up a form within a specified period, usually 48 hours.

In the #💬social-follows channel, you can drop your handle.

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