Following the community discussion on “Acceptable management of family member’s PoH account”, which aims for the registry to remain inclusive on all ages, some afterthoughts led to thinking that perhaps it’s simpler and better to not allow small children and make it explicit in the registration rules.
To briefly summarise the discussion in the community call, family members can be separated in three categories: adult, small children and old persons/parents.
- An adult can only manage up to 2 small children and 2 old person accounts (voting on behalf of not allowed).
- Adolescents will be treated the same as an adult account in being fully responsible for his/her PoH account but are not allowed to handle a small child or old person’s account.
Assuming each adult having equal ‘managed’ profiles where for every 5 accounts there’s only one unique human behind, then it undeniably compromises the integrity of PoH and becomes less desirable for integrations. Even at the minimum of one-adult-one-child which translates to 50% of the human identities being duplicates (with regard to wallet ownership) of the other 50%.
Now of course PoH relies on social validation through vouching which implicitly relates one human identity to another as either family, friends, acquaintances, and so on.
Naturally, a human registering will share PoH and vouch for close ties first and the simplicity in registration makes it easy for someone to do it on behalf of others. As of the prevailing process, we can only assume good faith in all submitters unless proven otherwise by community curators.
Moreover, the inclusivity nature of UBI and minimum requirements in the policy for eligible submissions, the community consequently allowed small children to be registered despite the risk of it acting as a duplicate account of the parent/guardian.
Loose enforcement of unique human behind each PoH identity led to permitting (unofficially) a person to handle more family members’ accounts until controversial disputes (Kleros · Court Kleros · Court) arose exposing the extent of the unofficial permission’s reach. Prior to that we had a case of profile farming in children (Proof of Humanity, a sybil-proof list of humans. Proof of Humanity, a sybil-proof list of humans.) which can possibly reoccur from another school or village unless specified in the rules as forbidden.
Nevertheless, the topic is very relevant and a fairly common query on community chats.
Either we move forward with the intention of creating an HIP out of it or create an HIP towards a different direction - restricting PoH to adults.